Comparison - Kia Seltos SX 2021 - vs - Acura RDX Technology 2019

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
27,890
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Fathom Blue Pearl
#3C486E
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
White Diamond Pearl
#E3E2DE
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Modern Steel Metallic
#494A4C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The Acura RDX is redesigned for 2019.The Technology package is the sweet spot for the 2019 RDX. In addition to this package's leather upholstery and premium audio, it adds navigation, parking sensors and additional driver assistance features. We recommend the all-wheel-drive variant for those drivers looking for improved handling and enhanced traction.

Pros
Sharp steering and handling
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Well-trimmed cabin

Cons
Options are bundled solely into packages
No choice of powertrain

By: 
edmunds.com

The first RDX to be entirely designed and constructed in the United States, the third-generation 2019 model is larger than the outgoing car in nearly every respect.

Pros
Content rich,
torque-vectoring agility of AWD model,
quiet interior.

Cons
Tight rear headroom,
10-speed needs a moment to think,
touchpad infotainment controls require familiarization.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Adept handling
Posh, spacious interior
Supportive, roomy seats
Lots of tech features

Cons
Infotainment system has learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined cycle - mpg 27
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 6 000rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.90Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.00in
186.80in
Width: 
70.90in
74.80in
Height: 
64.20in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
103.50in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
53.50in
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
59.70in
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
38.30
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
49.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.70in
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.80cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.60cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3317.00lbs
3790.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8-Speakers
10.25-inch Touch-screen Display
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
550 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
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: 
Gray Interior Package
SX Sunroof Package
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Puddle Light
Cross Bars
Lifestyle Hitch
Mudguards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Seatback Up Mat
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net, Floor
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Illuminated Scuff Plate

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#323136
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#575958
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0