New 2021 Kia Seltos

Welcome the 2021 Kia Seltos to Jones Kia

The 2021 model year welcomes the Kia Seltos as another entry in the subcompact crossover SUV market. Falston shoppers can make their choices from the following trim levels:

  • LX
  • S
  • EX
  • S Turbo
  • SX TurboInterior

The debut model of the Kia Seltos is a five-seater with two cloth-trimmed rows. The S introduces leather wrapping on the steering wheel, as well as partial synthetic leather seat trim with blue contrast stitching. The EX and SX Turbo come with full synthetic leather upholstery and 10-way power on the driver's seat, and the S Turbo joins them in getting front-seat heating.

Technology

With remote keyless entry, the 2021 Seltos unlocks its doors when you press the corresponding key fob button. (The key fob is also used for locking the doors.) Infotainment on the tiny crossover is provided by combining a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Siri Eyes Free for voice commands, a USB port for playing media from portable devices, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

For substantial-tech upgrades, go with the EX trim level, which comes with wireless device charging, two additional USB ports, automatic climate control, and more convenient access and engine starting with proximity keyless entry and push-button engine start, respectively.

For ultimate infotainment, though, Kia presents the SX Turbo, which is unique with its 10.25-inch touchscreen (instead of the 8-inch one), a navigation system, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, and an eight-speaker Bose premium stereo system (instead of the six-speaker setup). It also has an auto-dimming ability on the rearview mirror.

Exterior

The 2021 Kia Seltos uses a steel unibody for ultimate strength and reduced vehicle weight. Riding on 17-inch alloy wheels, the Seltos incorporates automatic projector-beam headlights, front and rear skid plates for undercarriage protection, power-adjustable side mirrors, a rear wiper and washer, and a rear spoiler for improving aerodynamic performance.

At the S trim level, Kia introduces roof rails, projector-beam fog lights, LED daytime running lights, brighter illumination on the taillights by swapping the halogen lighting with LEDs, and heating ability and LED turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. A power sunroof is added on the EX and higher, and 18-inch alloy wheels go on the S Turbo and SX Turbo. Only the SX Turbo gets LEDs on the headlights and fog lights.

2021 Kia Seltos

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Performance

Bel Air, MD-area shoppers have a choice between two inline four-cylinder (I4) engines. The base engine—a 2.0-liter I4—produces 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and is pinned to a continuously variable transmission. The aptly named S Turbo and SX Turbo are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 instead that has a slightly higher output producing 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque). In addition, the turbo engine is hitched to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Apart from the base LX trim, which has standard front-wheel drive, the Kia Seltos models provide the choice of an all-wheel drivetrain to maximize road grip. Stick with the base engine to peak at an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Safety

For driver assistance, the 2021 Seltos includes a rearview camera, and six airbags are installed throughout the cabin for deployment when there’s a crash. More driver assistance is produced at the S trim level, which adds forward collision assist, driver attention warning, high beam assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and lane following assist. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic assist is added on the EX and higher, and only the SX Turbo gets adaptive cruise control and highway driving assist.

Learn More and Test Drive a 2021 Kia Seltos Today

If you are in the Parkville, MD area, check out what we have at Jones Kia in Fallston. One of our Lutherville-area residents will be around to assist you with a test drive and choosing the Seltos that best fits your needs.