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Kia Seltos 2021

The 2021 Kia Seltos range of configurations is currently priced from $26,790. Our most recent review of the 2021 Kia Seltos resulted in a score of 8.3 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: While the price may have gone up, the Seltos Sport+ is still excellent value. With a very solid tech vibe, tons of space and an impressive after-sales package, it's a family car that's incredibly difficult to fault. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Kia Seltos: Great looks, Nice to drive, Heaps of space

The Kia Seltos SUV competes with similar models like the Skoda Kamiq, Volkswagen T-Cross and Kia Stonic in the Under $30k category category.

The 2021 Kia Seltos carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1250 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Kia Seltos 2021 Price and Specs

The Kia Seltos 2021 is currently available from $26,790 for the Seltos S (fwd) up to $42,200 for the Seltos GT Line (awd).

Pricing guides

$34,495
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$26,790
Highest Price
$42,200
Kia Seltos Model Body Type Specs Price
GT Line (awd) SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $42,200
GT Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L ULP 7 SP AUTO $42,200
S (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO $26,790
S (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO $27,790
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Kia Seltos 2021 Interior

The Seltos's interior isn't particularly plush with plenty of hard plastics used through the cabin - even on the top grade GT-Line although it does have much nicer 'premium' seats. That said the cloth seats on the grades below are comfortable and tasteful in their design.

Kia Seltos 2021 Accessories

The entry grade Kia Seltos S comes standard with an eight-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker stereo, air conditioning and steel wheels with hub caps.

The grades above this (the Sport, Sport + and GT-Line) have alloys wheels, a larger 10.25-inch touch screen, sat nav and climate control.

Kia Seltos 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Kia Seltos are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1800mm x 1615mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Seltos 2021 Dimensions  include 1615mm height, 1800mm width, 4370mm length.
Kia Seltos Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
S (fwd) SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
S (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
Sport (fwd) SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
Sport (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
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Kia Seltos 2021 Boot Space

The Kia Seltos 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 498 VDA.
Kia Seltos 2021 Boot space Kia Seltos 2021 Boot space

Kia Seltos 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Kia Seltos is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Seltos currently offers fuel consumption from 6.8 to 7.6L/100km. The Kia Seltos is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Seltos Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT Line (awd) SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
GT Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L,ULP,7 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
S (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 6.8L/100km
S (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 6.8L/100km
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Kia Seltos 2021 Towing capacity

The Kia Seltos’s towing capacity ranges from 1100kg to 1250kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Seltos Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
S (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
S (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
Sport (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
Sport (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
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Kia Seltos 2021 Seats

The Kia Seltos has five seats.

Kia Seltos 2021 Seats

Kia Seltos 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Seltos here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • Can the 2020 Kia Seltos be serviced by an authorised motor mechanic?

    There are two main reasons to service a car. The first is to keep the vehicle running in an efficient, clean, safe and comfortable way. The second is so that you maintain your factory warranty. A car-maker is not obliged to honour some aspects of a new-car warranty if the vehicle hasn’t been serviced correctly, so it’s important, especially since the Kia warranty is such a good one at seven-years/unlimited kilometres. In fact, the Kia warranty is the best in the business in Australia.

    With that in mind, provided you use a properly accredited workshop that is authorised to stamp your service book, yes you can use a non-Kia workshop or dealership to have your car serviced and retain your factory warranty. That said, the Kia isn’t an especially expensive vehicle to have serviced with 12 month or 15,000km service intervals.

    Have you investigated Kia’s seven-year capped price servicing deal? It stacks up very well over the full seven years and, in fact, a Seltos is really no more expensive to service than the little Kia Picanto under the capped-price schedule. Definitely talk to the dealer about capped price servicing if you go ahead and buy a Kia, you might be surprised how cost-effective it is.

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  • Kia Seltos 2021: Will it come with AWD standard?

    My Kia insiders tell me that Kia is likely to retain its current mix of two and four-wheel-drive options for the Seltos into the future. It may well be true that only the base-model will get two-wheel-drive in some markets, but here, I am told, a greater mix of price points is the aim, meaning that you’ll still have plenty of choice.

    As for an LX-badged model, that’s a real left-field one. Kia’s badging structure in Australia generally follows the S, Sport, Sport Plus and GT (for turbocharged models) so even if there was a new LX badge to emerge, I have no idea where that would fit into the range. Neither does Kia Australia (because I checked with head office). Even then, it would be likely that a new badge or naming policy would be introduced for a new model or at least a facelift of the current car, but since the Seltos is only about 12 months old here, that isn’t due to happen for some time. Perhaps the LX is a model in, say, the US market. Always check the country of origin when using websites to research.

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  • What small or mid-sized SUV should I buy?

    For a start, some owners are not mad about the Subaru’s CVT transmission. It’s not that it’s necessarily unreliable, they just don’t like the way it works with an occasional hesitation and a slight jerkiness at light throttle applications. Some people never notice it, but others find it a real distraction. The Kia meanwhile, has been getting good reviews across the trade, largely thanks to the Australian-input into the model’s suspension settings.

    Of course, you need to personally drive all three cars on your short-list as there will be things you like and dislike about each one, some of which will be deal-breakers.

    The SsangYong is certainly the unknown quantity, but mainly because of the brand’s on-again-off-again relationship with the Australian market. But now, with head-office support (the Australian operation is the only factory-owned distributorship outside the brand’s native South Korea) things are looking a bit brighter for buyers and that’s backed up by the factory seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty that also includes fixed price servicing and roadside-assistance for seven years. That’s got to represent peace of mind.

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Kia Seltos 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Kia Seltos will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Kia Seltos Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
S (fwd) SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
S (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
Sport (fwd) SUV 215x55 R17 215x55 R17
Sport (fwd) With Safety Pack SUV 215x55 R17 215x55 R17
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Kia Seltos 2021 Speed

The Seltos has a 0-100km/h time of about 12 seconds