Comparison - Volkswagen T-Cross SEL 2019 - vs - Kia Seltos SX 2020

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Average Price: 
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
$
27,890
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9
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: 

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.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: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Combined cycle - mpg 27
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
195ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
113hp
175hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
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: 
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
161.70in
172.00in
Width: 
69.20in
70.90in
Height: 
62.30in
64.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
Front Track: 
60.30in
62.00in
Rear Track: 
59.50in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
100.40in
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
53.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.20cu.ft
62.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1388lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
26.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2799.00lbs
3317.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Electric windows, front and rear
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
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 bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40
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
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
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: 
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display
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: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
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: 
Front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear drum 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: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
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 SOFINO, leatherette
#323136
Gray SOFINO, leatherette
#575958