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Kia Seltos 2023

The 2023 Kia Seltos range of configurations is currently priced from $33,918.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Andrew Chesterton had this to say at the time: Still is a super-solid offering in the small SUV segment, the Kia Seltos delivers plenty of size and style for your investment. If it was me, I'd at least drive the front-wheel drive version — which isn't just cheaper but uses less fuel, too — before making my decision, but Kia's city-friendly SUV remains a good thing in a not-too-small package.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Andrew Chesterton liked most about this particular version of the Kia Seltos: Stylish, inside and out, Turbocharged engine doesn't want for poke, Spacious cabin, capacious boot

The 2023 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 2023 Price and Specs

The Kia Seltos 2023 is currently available from $33,918 for the Seltos S (fwd) up to $48,990 for the Seltos GT-Line (awd) (sunroof).

Pricing guides

$39,990
Based on 88 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$33,918
Highest Price
$48,990
Kia Seltos Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GT-Line (awd) (sunroof) SUV 1.6L — 8 SP AUTO $41,470 $48,840
GT-Line (awd) (sunroof) SUV 1.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO $41,580 $48,950
GT-Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L — 8 SP AUTO $41,470 $48,840
GT-Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L ULP 8 SP AUTO $41,580 $48,950
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Kia Seltos 2023 Colours

There are eight colours to choose from in the Seltos range which are, 'Pluton Blue', 'Steel Grey', 'Fusion Black,' 'Snow White Pearl', 'Gravity Grey', 'Mars Orange' and 'Neptune Blue'.

  • Pluton Blue
  • Steel Grey
  • Fusion Black
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Gravity Grey
  • Mars Orange
  • Neptune Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Seltos 2023 Interior

The Kia Seltos has a premium interior across the range with cloth seats on the entry grade S and Sport, while the Sport+ and GT-Line have artificial leather upholstery.

Kia Seltos 2023 Interior

Kia Seltos 2023 Accessories

Coming standard on the S grade are alloy wheels, roof rails, cloth seats, an eight-inch media display, digital driver’s display, air-conditioning, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.

The Sport grade adds 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights,  a 10.25-inch media screen and matching 10.25-inch driver display, digital radio, sat nav, climate control, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Sport+ has all the Sport’s features but brings a proximity key with push-button start, privacy glass, power driver’s seat, artificial leather upholstery and extra safety tech which we’ll get to soon.

The top-of-the-range GT-Line has all the Sport+ features but adds a power front passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, sunroof and a power tailgate.

Kia Seltos 2023 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2023 Kia Seltos are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1800mm x 1635mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Seltos 2023 Dimensions  include 1635mm height, 1800mm width, 4385mm length.
Kia Seltos Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
S (fwd) SUV 1630x1800x4385 mm 170 mm
Sport (fwd) SUV 1635x1800x4385 mm 170 mm
Sport+ (fwd) SUV 1635x1800x4385 mm 170 mm
Sport+ (awd) SUV 1635x1800x4385 mm 170 mm
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Kia Seltos 2023 Boot Space

Boot capacity depends on if you’ve requested a full-sized spare wheel or the space-saver spare. With the space-saver you’ll have more room at 469 litres while the full-sized wheel under the boot floor will leave you with 433 litres. That’s still decent for the class.

Kia Seltos 2023 Boot space

Kia Seltos 2023 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2023 Kia Seltos is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Seltos currently offers fuel consumption from 6.9 to 7.4L/100km. The Kia Seltos is available with the following fuel types: — and ULP.

Kia Seltos Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT-Line (awd) (sunroof) SUV 1.6L,—,8 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
GT-Line (awd) (sunroof) SUV 1.6L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
GT-Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L,—,8 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
GT-Line (awd) (two-Tone) SUV 1.6L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Seltos 2023 Pricing and Specs

Kia Seltos 2023 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) SUV 2.0L,—,CVT AUTO 1100kg
Sport (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
Sport (fwd) SUV 2.0L,—,CVT AUTO 1100kg
See All Kia Seltos 2023 Towing Capacity

Kia Seltos 2023 Seats

The Kia Seltos is a five-seater SUV.

Kia Seltos 2023 Q&As

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

  • My 2021 Kia Seltos two-litre pings when pushed. It does it in all drive modes...

    I would reject the assertion that all modern engines ping because they run lean. Pinging (or detonation or pre-ignition, call it what you will) is a symptom of a problem (usually with the ignition timing or fuel mixture) and it’s not something you should expect to hear. Over time, continued pinging will damage the engine’s internal components and then you’re faced with a huge bill instead.

    The knock sensor should detect the first signs of pinging (even before you’ve heard it) and adjust the engine’s ignition curve (generally) to stop it happening. So, either the knock sensor’s not working or the computer that is supposed to control the engine’s settings isn’t operating correctly. The fact that a tankful of 98RON fuel stops the problem suggests that the engine settings are off.

    Kia recommends normal 91 RON ULP for the Seltos and says that E10 fuel is also compatible with the vehicle. So there should be no need to buy the more costly 98 RON stuff just to prevent the engine pinging. Your vehicle is still well and truly under warranty, so make it Kia’s problem to fix it. And don’t be fobbed off by `they all do that, Sir’.

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  • Do you know if there will be a new hybrid Kia Seltos released soon?

    The Seltos was only launched in Australia in 2019 (and has already had a couple of specification tweaks) so I wouldn’t be expecting an all-new model to be just around the corner.

    There are strong rumours from around the world, however, that the next Seltos will gain a hybrid driveline option as part of its mid-life update probably next year. If it does, the question then become one of when we will see it. And car-makers being traditionally coy about future product plans, who knows, other than to say Kia doesn’t usually mess around getting new tech to market.

    For an idea of what it might be like, we reckon a look at the Kia Niro hybrid (which went on sale here mid-last year) might just give you a pretty good insight into what a Seltos hybrid might consist of. Certainly, that’s what reports out of South Korea are speculating on.

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  • I am thinking of buying a 2022 Kia Seltos, however I am wondering if it will have the same engine issues as the 2021 model, or has this been resolved?

    Kia in the US has copped plenty of flak over the two-litre petrol engine fitted to some Seltos and Soul models. In fact, there’s been a major service campaign undertaken to identify cars with the problem and attend to them. The problem seems to be within a batch of piston rings which were incorrectly heat-treated during manufacture and can lead to excessive oil consumption. In extreme cases, this can lead an engine to run completely out of oil and seize.

    But just because that has happened in the US, doesn’t mean the problem is the same in Australia where different batches of engines might be built in different factories. In fact, Kia Australia tells me that there is no recall or service bulletin issued for this problem in Australia.

    In any case, if you bought a brand-new Kia and it had this – or any other – problem caused by faulty materials or workmanship, then you’d be covered by the factory new-car warranty anyway.

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  • 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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Kia Seltos 2023 Engine

The Seltos range has two engines to choose from: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 110kW/180Nm and a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine producing even more grunt at 146kW/265Nm.

Kia Seltos 2023 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2023 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 9 205x60 R16 9
Sport (fwd) SUV 215x55 R17 9 215x55 R17 9
Sport+ (fwd) SUV 215x55 R17 9 215x55 R17 9
Sport+ (awd) SUV 215x55 R17 9 215x55 R17 9
See All Kia Seltos 2023 Wheel Sizes

Kia Seltos 2023 Speed

The 0-100km/h time for the Kia Seltos with the 2.0-litre engine is about 10 seconds. The 0-100km/h time for the Kia Seltos with the 1.6-litre engine is about eight seconds.

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Kia Seltos 2023 Range

There are four grades: the entry grade S, then the Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line. Those are all available with the 2.0-litre petrol engine and front-wheel drive. The Sport+ and GT-Line can also be had with a more powerful engine which is a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol with all-wheel drive.