2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage

In your search for a new Kia SUV, you have come across two good options. They are the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Kia Sportage. They are right next to each other in the Kia lineup, but you are curious about the features of both vehicles. In this 2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Sportage comparison, we will take a look at both vehicles and explore various features.

Beginning on the outside, the 2021 Kia Seltos is a brand-new vehicle whereas the 2020 Kia Sportage has been around for a bit. However, it did receive a facelift for the 2020 model year.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Kia Sportage. Otherwise, click the link below to browse our current inventory at Moritz Kia.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Kia Sportage

29, 27, 31 Estimated Fuel Economy (Combined, City, Highway) 26, 23, 30
146 Horsepower 181
26.6 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 30.7 cubic feet
Standard Kia Drive Wise Standard

Which crossover: the Seltos or the Sportage?

You are an adventurer at heart. Whether you are taking a weekend trip with the girls or heading to your favorite national park to camp, you want a vehicle that will get you to your destination with as few fuel stops as possible. Both the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020 Kia Sportage have a good estimated fuel economy. The estimated fuel economy of the 2021 Kia Seltos is 29 mpg combined, 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The estimated fuel economy of the 2020 Kia Sportage is 26 mpg combined, 23 mpg in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway.

Now, if having a vehicle with a powerful engine under the hood is important to you, then you might begin to lean towards the 2020 Kia Sportage a bit more. The 2020 Sportage features a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Seltos has a 2.0-liter I-4 engine that produces 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

If you are planning to take off on an adventure soon, you probably would like to know how much room you have for all of your items. Inside of the 2021 Seltos, you will have 26.6 cubic feet, and inside of the 2020 Sportage, you will have 30.7 cubic feet.

Finally, both vehicles come standard with Kia Drive Wise. Safety features that come standard include Rear Occupant Alert, various airbags, anti-lock brakes, and various stability control systems.

As you can see, if you are searching for a new SUV that is safe, powerful, fuel-efficient, and spacious, either the 2021 Kia Seltos or the 2020 Kia Sportage would be a great option for you. Would you like to learn more? Please fill out the form below. We would be happy to answer your questions and assist you in any other way that we can!