The 2021 Kia Seltos introduced right here at the L.A. Car Program ports in between the Spirit and also Sportage in Kia’s crossover schedule, yet it’s a lot closer to the last in regards to dimension. The indoor measurements of the 2 are extremely comparable.
Have a look at the graph below.
Second-row legroom is essentially the exact same, which I can validate, having actually beinged in both Seltos and also Sportage back-to-back. Clearance, nevertheless, is certainly much better in the Seltos. Shoulder space is also fairly comparable.
Having a look in the freight location, the Sportage’s benefit appears to find from being much deeper. It offsets the Seltos being boxier, which ought to discuss why it in fact has higher optimum capability.
So, if both crossovers supply comparable indoor room (also if the Sportage is larger outside), what’s the factor in between both. Why pay the additional $2,000 for a Sportage?
For beginners, have a look at those engine specifications. The base Sportage engine has even more horse power than the Seltos’ turbocharged upgrade, while surprising the base offering.
Relocating far from specifications, the Sportage (over right) has a higher-quality cabin. The door sills and also much of the dashboard include soft, low-sheen rubbery products. The Seltos has tough plastic in those areas with some rubbery things used and also sewed to the dashboard. As well as while both Kia insides have a lot of tough plastic, right stuff in the Seltos has a greater shine and also appears extra vulnerable to scraping. It feels and look less expensive.
Truthfully, this set is extremely similar to the Jeep Compass and also Cherokee. They as well have comparable indoor room, yet vary in regards to improvement, capacity and also efficiency. After the Cherokee’s current renovation, however, at the very least these 2 Kias provide even more substantially separated designing.
Below are pictures of both the Seltos and also Sportage for more contrast.