Compare 2021 Kia Seltos vs 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2021 Kia Sportage
2021 Kia Seltos 2021 Kia Sportage


2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4


147 hp 181 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

27/31 * 23/30 *

  Cargo Space

62.8 cu. ft. 60.1 cu. ft.

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2021 Kia Sportage

Serving Morrow, GA

The Seltos is a relative newcomer to the Kia crossover SUV lineup, and it joins popular models like the Sportage. The Sportage is a larger vehicle with an aerodynamic design, while the Seltos has a boxier, sculpted façade. These are only some of their numerous differences that may sway your model selection, so a more detailed review is needed.


Under the hood, the Kia Seltos has an I-4, 2.0-liter engine that puts out 146 horsepower. An alternative engine is a turbo I-4, 1.6-liter engine that produces 175 horsepower. In comparison, the Sportage also has two powertrains. These are a 2.4-liter, 181-horsepower engine and a 2.0-liter turbo, 240-horsepower engine. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered as companions to each of these engines.


These two-row crossovers have fairly comparable passenger space, but the boxier shape of the Seltos results in noticeably more cargo space in the rear. The sleek Sportage has a steep hood with a bow-style grille. The triangular headlights each have five distinctive bulbs. Both vehicles have sculpted sides with lower-body molding. The Seltos has a more linear grille design, and this theme trends into the LED headlights. It also has a larger skid plate, thicker molding, and raised roof rails.


The 2021 Sportage has an older infotainment system with an 8-inch display screen. This year’s Seltos has a faster and more functional multimedia system with a 10.25-inch screen as a newer model. Both vehicles have a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three options for materials, a split-folding rear seat, an auto climate control system, and more. The Seltos is available with a Bose sound system that is coordinated with the ambient light system.

Our Kia Atlanta South sales associates are available to help you explore the differences between the 2021 Seltos and the 2021 Sportage in full detail. Stop by soon to tour the inventory in our showroom and test drive the crossovers you are interested in.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.