Kia Seltos

First released in 2021, the Kia Seltos is a handsome new addition to the growing list of available extra-small SUVs. Despite its tiny footprint, the Seltos features a relatively spacious interior that looks and feels more expensive than its budget-friendly price would suggest.

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First released in 2021, the Kia Seltos is a handsome new addition to the growing list of available extra-small SUVs. Despite its tiny footprint, the Seltos features a relatively spacious interior that looks and feels more expensive than its budget-friendly price would suggest.

Kia Seltos Model Lineup

The Seltos is a subcompact crossover SUV that seats up to five passengers. It slots between the even-smaller Soul and the compact Sportage in Kia’s sport-ute lineup. The Seltos shares a platform and some components with the Hyundai Kona, sold by Kia’s sister company.

Kia offers the Seltos in a variety of trims, ranging from the base LX to the range-topping SX. Each is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on all trims except for the midtier S, where it’s an optional upgrade from front-wheel drive. No hybrid or electric versions of the Seltos have yet been released.

Kia Seltos Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2021

4.0

445 verified owner reviews

Ratings Compared by Year

Top 2021 Reviews

Donna G. from PA

Verified Owner · Mar, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD

4.0

It's a cool small SUV with great handling features and it looks great too. Not too big for people who wouldn't want to drive a feat big car I love it. Great in the snow.

Amy N. from IL

Verified Owner · Mar, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD

5.0

The Kia Seltos is a blast to drive. It's fast and powerful for the class, it's whole a lot of car for the money, has the latest tech, a ton of safety features, lots of cargo space, and is overall just a great little SUV. I have no regrets about purchasing it whatsoever!

Joseph F. from NC

Verified Owner · Mar, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD

4.0

It is a great small SUV that handles well and looks great.

Gabino P. from CA

Verified Owner · Feb, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos EX AWD

4.0

If they could get a vehicle that does not have the Auto Engine turn off circuitry, I would high recommend it. I feel that this option is extremely annoying and will cause damage to the engine eventually.

Roger H. from AZ

Verified Owner · Feb, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos S FWD

3.0

Easy to drive, could be a good, reliable, commuter car. My particular model doesn't have a lot of extra's, handsfree feature is very convenient, good mileage, keeps you in your lane (or at least gets your attention to stay in your lane).

Joe U. from IL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos S AWD

2.0

My 4+ month old with 5000 miles on it that I bought brand new is in the shop now, for the past two weeks, because it needs a new transmission. Trans will arrive 2-1-21 from where? No one has been able to tell. Once it arrives, who knows how much longer it will take to replace it.

Edward C. from OH

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos LX AWD

5.0

No problems, rides nice, lots of cargo space.

Tierney W. from CA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos EX AWD

5.0

You will love the spunk this car has! I'm proud to own this very safe, fun to drive SUV!

Dawn E. from MN

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos LX AWD

3.0

The handling is wonderful. The only thing that needs improvements are the brightness of the headlights and there is a small protrusion on the lower dash that I often hit my knee on when exiting the vehicle, I think it needs to be redesigned.

Jacqueline J. from MN

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2021 Kia Seltos SX AWD

4.0

Great little car!