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2020 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford
EcoSport

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New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$19,995 to $27,715
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$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $19,595 to $27,161 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 23 - 27 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 29 30 - 34
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Ford EcoSport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford EcoSport as you will with the Kia Seltos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford EcoSport or the Kia Seltos, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford EcoSport is much higher than that for the Kia Seltos.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Kia Seltos, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Seltos.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford EcoSport transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Seltos.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has the same turning radius as the Kia Seltos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford EcoSport has a little more horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Kia Seltos. The Ford EcoSport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford EcoSport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.