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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Kia Sportage

Wondering to yourself, “Which is better: Seltos or Sportage?” If you’re in the market for a performance-packed compact SUV, it’s tough to find two options better than the 2021 Kia Sportage or Seltos. Read on to find out the details to see how 2021 Kia Seltos vs. Kia Sportage compare with regard to interior features, dimensions, and performance specs. After, contact us to learn more about each and arrange your test drive in both at Edwards Kia in Council Bluffs!

2021 Kia Seltos


2021 Kia Sportage

Starting MSRP

147-hp 2.0L 4-Cylinder


181-hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder
Subcompact Crossover

Vehicle Class

Compact Crossover
62.8 cu-ft

Max Cargo Volume

60.1 cu-ft
29 city / 34 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 city / 30 hwy

Kia Seltos vs. Sportage: Cabin Features & Dimensions

Choosing between the 2021 Kia Sportage or Seltos can be tough if you’re just looking at interior features as both models carry very similar options such as:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Rear camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • And more!

How do the Kia Seltos vs. Kia Sportage compare on dimensions? You’ll find several differences between the two that you’ll want to bear in mind as you’re preparing to hit the streets of Omaha, NE and Bellevue, NE. The Sportage has a more spacious interior, but the Kia Seltos leads the subcompact SUV class in cargo space. Here are just a few interior dimensions to compare:

2021 Kia Seltos Dimensions

  • Max Cargo Volume – 62.8 cubic feet
  • Front / Rear Headroom – 40.0 / 38.4 inches

2021 Kia Sportage Dimensions

  • Max Cargo Volume – 60.1 cubic feet
  • Front / Rear Headroom – 39.3 / 39.1 inches

Kia Seltos vs. Sportage: Performance Specs

Whether you opt for the Kia Sportage or Seltos, you’ll enjoy available Dynamax™ Full-time All-Wheel Drive. Dynamax™ Full-time All-Wheel Drive offers enhanced stability on La Vista, NE roads. Its sensors detect slipping wheels on slick roads and apply torque where it’s needed to optimize your vehicle traction. Here’s a quick guide to how the engine specifications for the Kia Seltos vs. Sportage compare:

2021 Kia Seltos Engine & MPG

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
  • EPA-estimated 29 city / 34 highway MPG (FWD)
  • 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque

2021 Kia Sportage Engine & MPG

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • EPA-estimated 23 city / 30 highway MPG (FWD)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/ Sportmatic®
  • 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque

Test Drive the Kia Seltos & Sportage SUVs in Council Bluffs

So, which is better: Seltos or Sportage? That depends on your unique needs and desires. In the market for an overall more spacious SUV? The Sportage may be the one for you, but you’ll want to opt for a Seltos if you’re looking for more cargo space in particular. Need a more powerful engine? The Sportage is a great pick, but the Seltos promises enhanced fuel economy. Still have questions? Give us a call at 712-454-5905 to learn more and drop by to test drive them both at Edwards Kia!

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