The SUV segment is full of many popular, high-quality models, including the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Ford Escape. However, some SUV shoppers might be wondering: What are the major differences between the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Ford Escape? To help drivers decide which of these two SUVs are right for them, we’ve created a comparative side-by-side analysis for drivers to consider when shopping for a new SUV.
The 2021 Kia Seltos is available in LX, S, S Turbo, EX and SX trim levels while the 2020 Ford Escape can be found in S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium trims. All-wheel drive comes standard in the 2021 Seltos but is only available in select configurations of the 2020 Escape.
2021 Kia Seltos
2020 Ford Escape
|5 Trims||Trim Level Lineup||5 Trims|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Connectivity||Optional|
|8 in. Touchscreen||Standard Infotainment System||4.2 in. Central Display Screen|
The 2021 Kia Seltos outshines the 2020 Ford Escape in terms of technology feature availability. More specifically, many of the standard features found in the base trim level of the 2021 Seltos are only available in higher trim levels of the 2020 Ford Escape. For example, smartphone integration services, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, come standard in the 2021 Seltos but are optional in the 2020 Escape.
While both the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Ford Escape both come standard with infotainment systems, drivers should note the differences between them. The 2021 Kia Seltos comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen interface, while the 2020 Escape comes standard with a 4.2-inch central display screen.
The 2021 Kia Seltos available in numerous exterior paint options, including: Steel Gray, Neptune Blue, Mars Orange, Snow White Pearl, Cherry Black, Gravity Gray, Dark Ocean Blue, Starbright Yellow, Dark Ocean Blue/Clear White, Dark Ocean Blue/Cherry Black, Starbright Yellow/Cherry Black and Clear White/Cherry Black.