2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Hyundai Venue

Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos vs lime 2020 Hyundai Venue

The 2021 Seltos is the newest addition to the Kia family, filling the space between the Soul and the Sportage. Although this all-new model has only been in the market for a few months, it has already carved a niche for itself in the competitive SUV segment and caught the attention of many drivers. The Seltos boosts the lineup with a well-rounded style and a set of features that goes beyond the small-SUV standards. By looking at its starting price, no one would expect the comfort and refinement that can be found inside this model.

In a segment as packed and competitive as the subcompact crossover, it can be challenging to research the different models available and be sure you are making the right call. To help you in the process, at Moritz Kia we have put together a side-by-side comparison between the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Hyundai Venue, another popular and solid option in the segment. Keep reading to find out what each vehicle has to offer in terms of capability, space and comfort, so you can choose the one that makes more sense to your needs.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Hyundai Venue

2.0L 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 1.6-liter Smartstream 4-cylinder engine
146 hp / 132 lb-ft of torque Horsepower / Torque 121 hp / 113 lb-ft of torque
1.6-liter 4-cylinder Turbo engine Available Engine N/A
All-Wheel Drive Base Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
8.0-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment System 8.0-inch touchscreen
38.0 in. Rear Legroom 34.3 in.
26.6 / 62.8 cu. ft. Cargo Volume (Rear Seats Up/Folded Down) 18.7 / 31.9 cu. ft.
Yes Reclining Rear Seats No

2021 Kia Seltos: Design, versatility and power in a small SUV

As you can clearly see in the table above, the 2021 Kia Seltos takes the upper hand in terms of performance. This model comes equipped a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque on the road. Shoppers can amplify the power supply by selecting a 1.6-liter turbo engine option. All trims come standard with all-wheel drive. The competing 2020 Hyundai Venue, on the other hand, is equipped with a 1.6-liter Smartstream 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing just 121 horsepower, and is only available with front-wheel drive.

In terms of space and comfort, the Seltos also presents a clear advantage over the Venue. Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia due to its greater leg- and hip room. The standard reclining second-row seats also contribute to this sense of comfort, a feature that only the Seltos offers. If a spacious cargo area is what you need, the Kia won’t disappoint you either. When all seats are up, this model provides 26.6 cubic feet of space so you can carry all your everyday needs. For extra room, you can fold down the rear seats and obtain a cargo area of 62.8 cubic feet, nearly doubling the space provided by the Hyundai Venue.

If you are interested in a new crossover that delivers performance, comfort and style all at the same time, you should definitely consider the 2021 Kia Seltos as your next vehicle. Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you soon with more information.