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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 25 - 29 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 40 - 46
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Kia Seltos offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Niro, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Niro will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
The Kia Niro requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Seltos, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Seltos will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Niro. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Seltos and the Kia Niro have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Seltos is about the same width as the Kia Niro. When looking at overall length, the Kia Seltos takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Niro.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Seltos greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Seltos and the Kia Niro. The Kia Seltos has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.

Warranty
The Kia Seltos comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Niro.