Comparison - Chevrolet Trailblazer RS 2021 - vs - Kia Seltos SX 2021

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Average Price: 
$
26,900
Updated: 
28 Mar 2020
$
27,890
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#F3EBE5
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
Scarlet Red metallic
#8E000C
Oasis blue
#9DB9C9
Mosaic black metallic
#000000
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Black Cherry
#383838
Snow White Pearl
#F5F9FA
Steel Gray
#BDBFC1
Gravity Gray
#35393C
Neptune Blue
#5669CE
Starbright Yellow
#D5C468
Clear White/Black Cherry Roof
#FAFAFA
Starbright Yellow/Black Cherry Roof
#DCB557
Dark Ocean Blue/Black Cherry Roof
#0E2649
Mars Orange
#9F4339
Dark Ocean Blue
#0E2649
Dark Ocean Blue/Clear White Roof
#0E2649

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is an old name on a new idea from GM.

Pros
Sharp looks
Heritage name
Right-sized
Standard active safety tech

Cons
Comparatively sedate interior
How much will it cost?
No powertrain info

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Chevy Trailblazer is all-new for 2021, returning to the market after Chevy ended production of the crossover in 2009.The 2021 Trailblazer starts at less than $20,000, making it cheaper than the Trax. Every model features a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Except for the base L model, every Trailblazer can be had with all-wheel drive and the more powerful turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. While the Activ and RS models have distinctly rugged and sporty styling, respectively, we think the LT trim level is the best value. We'd also recommend opting for the bigger engine with all-wheel drive for an extra $2000.

By: 
caranddriver.com

After a 12-year hiatus, the Trailblazer name has been revived for the U.S.Part of the second Trailblazer generation introduced for 2021.

Pros
Sharp exterior styling
Competitive list of standard and optional safety features
Activ model brings some light off-road capabilities

Cons
Engine and power figures seem weak on paper for an SUV

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Kia Seltos anchors a family of crossover SUVs with its choice of 4-cylinders and available wide-screen infotainment

Pros
Kicky looks
Big 10.3-inch touchscreen (optional)
Available all-wheel drive
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

Cons
Base engine’s low output
Unknown which safety features come standard

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New subcompact crossover slots between the Soul and the Sportage.The Kia Seltos is an all-new model for 2021.

Pros
Impressive interior materials
Lots of standard and available tech
Plenty of cargo space for a compact SUV
Brimming with personality

Cons
Rough ride on the highway
Limited space for passengers in the back seat

By: 
edmunds.com

Everything. Seltos is an all-new SUV for the Kia brand and, despite being on sale in global markets for 2020, is launching in the North American market for the 2021 model year.

Pros
Spacious interior,
sweet optional 10.3-inch infotainment,
spry handling.

Cons
Firm ride,
seven-speed automatic hesitant at low speeds,
driver-assistance features not standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined cycle - mpg 27
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
1.60L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
155hp
at 5 600rpm
175hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.70in
172.00in
Width: 
71.20in
70.90in
Height: 
65.70in
64.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.30in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
53.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
45.70in
52.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.80in
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.40cu.ft
62.80cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
26.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3317.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
8 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB Connection
8-Speakers
10.25-inch Touch-screen Display
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driver Confidence Package
Technology Package
Sun And Liftgate Package
Convenience Package
Gray Interior Package
SX Sunroof Package
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Keyless Entry Keypad
Puddle Light
Cross Bars
Lifestyle Hitch
Mudguards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Carpeted Seatback Up Mat
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net, Floor
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Illuminated Scuff Plate

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black w/RED Accents, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#323136
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#575958