Many SUV shoppers interested in purchasing a new vehicle struggle to choose between the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2021 Chevy Equinox, both of which appeal to a similar audience. To help drivers decide which of these two options is the better choice for them, we’ve compared their available trim levels, engine options, performance ratings and technology features below.
The 2021 Kia Seltos is available in LX, S, S Turbo, EX and SX trim levels, while the 2021 Chevy Equinox is offered in L, LS, LT and Premier configurations. Both a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine and a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine are offered for the 2021 Kia Seltos, while every 2021 Equinox is powered by the same turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine. The 2021 Kia Seltos can produce up to 175 horsepower, while the 2021 Chevy Equinox only produces 170 horsepower.
It’s also worth highlighting the differences between the standard infotainment systems of the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2021 Chevy Equinox. Notably, while both SUVs come standard with a touchscreen display, the standard infotainment system of the 2021 Seltos is one inch larger than the 2021 Equinox.
The 2021 Kia Seltos comes standard with many notable features, including a 4^ LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, four USB ports, a lane departure mitigation system, a forward collision mitigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless ignition/entry and more.
A wide variety of exterior colors are available for the 2021 Kia Seltos, including: Mars Orange, Neptune Blue, Dark Ocean Blue, Starbright Yellow, Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl, Steel Gray, Cherry Black and more.