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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Kia Sportage
2021 Kia Seltos


2022 Kia Sportage

Starting MSRP

Subcompact Crossover

Vehicle Class

Compact Crossover
147-hp 2.0L 4-Cylinder


181-hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder
29 city / 34 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 city / 30 hwy
62.8 cu-ft

Max Cargo Volume

60.1 cu-ft

If you’re getting ready to buy a new Kia SUV for the Hannibal, MO roads ahead, should you choose the Kia Seltos or Sportage? Both models showcase quality craftsmanship with exceptional performance and features, but the two have slightly different designs and specs. So Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy is here to walk you through the most commonly asked questions, like “Which is bigger, the Kia Seltos or Sportage?” and “What are the differences between the Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage?” Read on for more information, and stop by Quincy for your test drive!

Kia Seltos vs. Sportage: Dimensions

To start off, which is bigger, the Kia Seltos or Sportage? The Kia Seltos may lead the subcompact SUV category when it comes to cargo space, but the Kia Sportage is a compact SUV so it has more cargo volume available. But inside the cabin, you’ll find two well-appointed interiors that are packed with technology: Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration, remote keyless entry, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, a rear camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance, and more! Compare the differences between the Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage below:

Kia Sportage

  • Front / Rear Headroom – 39.3 / 39.1 inches
  • Max Cargo Volume – 60.1 cubic feet

Kia Seltos

  • Front / Rear Headroom – 40.0 / 38.4 inches
  • Max Cargo Volume – 62.8 cubic feet

Kia Seltos vs. Sportage: Performance

Whether you choose the Kia Seltos or Sportage, you’ll be treated to top-notch performance on the Keokuk, IA roads. Both models offer the option for Dynamax™ Full-time All-Wheel Drive, which automatically adjusts your torque to maximize control and traction. But, the Sportage has a little extra horsepower, and the Seltos is a little more efficient. Check out the specs:

Kia Sportage

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/ Sportmatic®
  • 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque 
  • EPA-estimated 23 city / 30 highway MPG (FWD)

Kia Seltos

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
  • 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque
  • EPA-estimated 29 city / 34 highway MPG (FWD)

Find Your Kia SUV With Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy

We’ve explored key differences between the Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage, but we’ve only scratched the surface. If you want to find out more about the Kia SUV lineup, contact us at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy with your questions. We’ll help you find the perfect match for the Pittsfield roads, and we’d be happy to take you on a test drive in Quincy!


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