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What Performance Specifications are Offered by the 2021 Kia Seltos Engine Options?

2021 Kia Seltos Engine Options

The 2021 Kia Seltos has been available here at Kia of Irvine for a few months now, and we are having trouble keeping this new crossover vehicle in stock! It offers several key elements that customers are quite enamored with. One of the best aspects of the 2021 Kia Seltos is the performance output offered by the crossover’s two terrific engine options! Join us as we highlight the performance specifications offered by the 2021 Kia Seltos engine options today!

2021 Kia Seltos 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine

The base engine option available with the 2021 Kia Seltos is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This engine offers a nice combination of engine performance output and fuel economy ratings. The 2.0L engine allows the 2021 Seltos to generate a performance output of 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque while achieving city fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg and highway fuel economy ratings of 34 mpg. If this engine is equipped with AWD, then the fuel economy ratings it achieves are reduced to 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The 2.0L I-4 engine is available on the LX, S, and EX trim levels of the 2021 Seltos.

Exterior view of the front of a blue 2021 Kia Seltos driving down the highway
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2021 Kia Seltos 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

A 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder engine is the secondary engine option available with the 2021 Kia Seltos. This engine also offers excellent fuel economy, but much better engine performance than what the 2.0L engine provides. This engine allows the 2021 Seltos to achieve fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Where performance output is concerned, the 1.6L turbo engine can generate up to 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Customers can find the 1.6L turbo I-4 engine on the S and SX trim levels of the 2021 Seltos.

Customers are more than welcome to contact the staff here at Kia of Irvine for more information about the 2021 Kia Seltos engine options today!


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