Comparison - Skoda Karoq 4×4 2018 - vs - Kia Seltos SX 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
22,600
Updated: 
27 Sep 2018
$
27,890
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed 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: 
ENERGY BLUE
#2C4151
CANDY WHITE
#F0F4F4
METEOR GREY
#AAB1B1
VELVET RED
#FF0000
EMERALD GREEN
#005A00
Cappuccino Beige Metallic
#857E76
magnetic brown metallic
#32150D
Quertz Grey Metallic
#474144
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: 

Skoda’s smallest SUV is a comfortable, class-leading family car.

PROS
Very comfortable
Seriously practical
Generous standard kit
Finance offers are very competitive

CONS
Not as sharp to drive as some rivals
1.0-litre petrol engine struggles on motorways
Lack of super-low-emissions engine
Looks very similar to larger Kodiaq

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The Karoq is an accomplished crossover that will slot effortlessly into family life. It’s practical, comfortable, and packed with clever touches inside and out.

Pros
Roomy interior
Generously equipped
Cheaper than a Tiguan

Cons
Not as engaging to drive as rivals
DSG gearbox isn't the best
Less characterful than its predecessor, the Yeti

By: 
carkeys.co.uk

The Skoda Karoq is a spacious family car with a big boot. It’s easy to drive and comfortable – so long as you avoid the big wheels – but Edition models are expensive

Pros
Very practical
Solid build quality
Comfortable with smaller wheels

Cons
Big wheels amplify bumps
The 115hp petrol’s underpowered
Top-of-the-range model is expensive

By: 
carwow.co.uk

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: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined cycle - mpg 27
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.60mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
48.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.60L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 000rpm
175hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
33.40Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
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: 
12V socket in boot
Boot package (2 folding hooks and nets)
Pollen filter
Storage on wheel cover
Four foldable roof handles, with clothes hooks rear
Pen holder
Ice scraper
Level indicator
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.50in
172.00in
Width: 
72.40in
70.90in
Height: 
63.10in
64.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
Front Track: 
62.00in
62.00in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
103.80in
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.10
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
53.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
62.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1455lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.30cu.ft
26.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
18.70degrees
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3084.00lbs
3317.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Glovebox (illuminated and cooled)
Removable LED torch in the boot
Cargo elements in boot
Storage box in upper central dashboard - closed
Boot package

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Fabric upholstery
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat
Small leather package
Lumbar support for front seats
Two reading lights front (for driver and passenger
Small "bags" on inside of front seats
Foldable table on front seat backrests
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
Reading lights rear
Chrome interior door handles
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
four-link rear axle
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
Automatic headlight contro
Light assistant (including coming home, leaving home and tunnel light)
Umbrella under passenger seat
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: 
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto and MirrorLink
WLAN hotspot
9.2 inch touchscreens with colour graphic display
Smart link
Wifi
Usb port
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
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black roof rails
Electrically adjustable, heated and foldable door mirrors with auto dimming and boarding spots
Body coloured door mirrors and handles
Privacy glass
Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
Front fog lights
Rear LED lights (low functionality)
Third brake light
Heatable rear windscreen
Front windshield wiper Aero incl. front wiper-speed switch with frequency selector
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Wheel bolts with anti-theft protection
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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: 
Blind Spot Detect
Lane Assist
parking assistant
Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection
traffic-jam assistant
Seat belt reminder for all seats
Seat belt signalisation
Seat belt pre-tensioner
Three three-point seat belts rear
Front assist radar scanning of the space in front of the car, automatic braking
Pedestrian monitor
Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
Tyre repair kit
Driver fatigue sensor
Safety Reflectors on front doors
Warning triangle in boot
ESC (incl. ABS+MSR+ASR+EDS+HBA+DSR+RBS+MKB)
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: 
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 upholstery with red seams
#595959
Color: 
Black SOFINO, leatherette
#323136
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#575958