The subcompact SUV segment is one of the most competitive in the automotive industry. With so many options available, it becomes difficult to decide which one to buy. There is always a new vehicle with more cabin room than a sedan and better fuel economy than a full-size SUV, which makes it tough to choose. The 2021 Kia Seltos is one of the best in the class. It offers powerful engine options, exclusive design options, and some modern in-car entertainment.
The 2021 Kia seltos come in five trim level options- LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, which most small SUVs don’t offer, including the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox. To make it easier to understand, we at Classic Kia of Carrollton in Carrollton, TX, have a 2021 Kia Seltos vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comparison. We will look at some of the features that these crossovers offer and help you choose which one is a good fit.
2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
||1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine|
1.6-liter Turbo engine (175 horsepower)
|147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque
||Base Power Specs
||170 horsepower | 203 pound-feet of torque|
The 2021 Kia Seltos offers the perfect balance of rugged style and everyday capability. It comes with a host of high-class technology in all the models. Shoppers will get a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ inside the Seltos. As you go higher, the trims bump up the infotainment center to a 10.25-inch touchscreen for an even greater in-car entertainment experience. On the other hand, the Chevrolet Equinox has a smaller 7.0-inch infotainment screen as standard and offers an 8-inch screen option in select models.
Seltos SUVs generate 147 horsepower when equipped with the standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and can produce up to 175 horsepower when fitted with the 1.6-liter turbo engine. The Seltos features a quick-shift DCT automatic in select models to offer exceptionally smooth shifting on the city's busy roads.
Now you know a little more about the 2021 Kia Seltos, so book a test drive at Classic Kia of Carrollton and experience the performance of the Seltos yourself.