2021 Kia Seltos Irvine CA

Exterior view of a yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Have you heard about the latest edition to the Kia vehicle lineup—the 2021 Kia Seltos? If not, then you are about to learn a great deal about the newest Kia vehicle and all the excellent aspects that it has to offer! The 2021 Kia Seltos is a compact crossover that finds itself strategically positioned between the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Kia Sportage in the current Kia crossover and SUV lineup. You can also explore it for yourself right here at Kia of Irvine as well!

The 2021 Kia Seltos is technically positioned between the 2020 Soul and the 2019 Niro, but the Niro is a truly hybrid vehicle and the 2021 Seltos and the 2020 Sportage are both gas-powered and much more similar to one another. The 2021 Kia Seltos offers the latest design, technology, and safety features in addition to two excellent engine options. Let’s explore these aspects of the 2021 Kia Seltos together!

Key Features




Projector Beam Headlights 10.25-Inch LCD Touch Screen Display Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Roof Rails Bose® Premium Audio System Lane Keeping Assist
Reclining Second-Row Seating Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Connectivity Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance
Heated Front Seats Qi-Wireless Smartphone Charging Capabilities Safe Exit Assist

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The table above offers a few examples of some of the design, technology, and safety features that customers might find on one of the five trim levels that the 2021 Kia Seltos has available. As you can see, many of the features listed above are not commonly found on compact crossovers and might be more common with more expensive vehicles. The table below highlights the two engine options that the 2021 Kia Seltos offers.

Engine Options

Engine Option

2.0L I-4 Engine

1.6L Turbo I-4 Engine

Engine Power 146 Horsepower 175 Horsepower
Engine Torque 132 Pound-Feet 195 Pound-Feet
Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 27 MPG / 31 MPG 25 MPG / 30 MPG
Trim Level Availability LX, S, & EX S Turbo & SX Turbo

As this table shows, the 2021 Kia Seltos engine options both offer great fuel economy ratings, while the turbocharged 1.6L engine of the S Turbo and SX Turbo trim levels offers much better performance output than the standard 2.0L engine found on the LX, S, and EX trim levels. Customers can explore these two engine options and many of the other great aspects of the 2021 Kia Seltos for themselves right here at Kia of Irvine today!