Comparison - Kia Seltos SX 2021 - vs - Kia Soul GT-Line 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
27,890
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
$
27,490
Updated: 
22 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.30gals
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: 
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Gravity gray
#4F5257
Neptune blue
#2E46C4
Cherry black
#000000
Inferno red
#FF0900

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 2020 Kia Soul compact hatchback is proof of life among small, inexpensive cars.

Pros
Good style that’s grown on us
Fuel-efficient powertrains
Low price, but not cheap
Versatile interior
Comfortable for adults

Cons
Base Soul skimps on safety
Top engine isn’t great
No AWD
Limited rearward vision

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul ranked #1 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Soul comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.The 2020 Kia Soul is totally redesigned.Restyled exterior and new base powertrain.Part of the third Soul generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Lots of features for the price
Roomier than other subcompact crossovers
Surprisingly fun to drive
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cons
Excessive wind and tire noise at freeway speeds
Clunky response from turbocharged engine's transmission

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined cycle - mpg 27
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.60L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
195ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 6 000rpm
201hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet

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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.00in
165.20in
Width: 
70.90in
70.90in
Height: 
64.20in
63.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
6.70in
Front Track: 
62.00in
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.40in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
103.50in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
38.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
39.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
38.80in
Front Hip Room: 
53.50in
53.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
52.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.70in
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.80cu.ft
62.10cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.60cu.ft
23.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3317.00lbs
3036.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
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: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver 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
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 Independent Suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
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
Turn Signal In 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
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
10 Total Speakers
640 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Solar Glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
18 X 7.5 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Gray Interior Package
SX Sunroof Package
Paint Protection Package
Paint Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Puddle Light
Cross Bars
Lifestyle Hitch
Mudguards
Wheel Locks
Cross Bars
Puddle Lamps
Mudguards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique (Turbo)
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Seatback Up Mat
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net, Floor
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Illuminated Scuff Plate
Carpet Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Sport Pedals

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#323136
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#575958
Color: 
Black sofino leatherette and cloth
#1B1B1D