2021 Kia Seltos Review


If you’re looking for an SUV that’s packed full of power and always ready to hit the road, then you’re in the right place with this 2021 Kia Seltos review. This new addition to the Kia SUV lineup is really turning heads as it comes to the Jenkintown, Abington, and Willow Grove, PA, area. Do you want to take the wheel?

Below, you’ll read a quick overview of everything the Seltos has to offer. If you think it will fit your lifestyle just right, contact the team at Sussman Auto Group and we’ll arrange for you to take it out for a spin.

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2021 Kia Seltos Engine Specs

Let’s start our review of the Kia Seltos with a look under the hood. We think you’ll like what you find there. This Kia SUV gives you two different engine options, so there’s something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for even drivability or energetic cruising. Take a look at the specs below:

2021 Kia Seltos Engine Specs

2.0L I-4

1.6L Turbo I-4


146 HP

175 HP


132 lb-ft

195 lb-ft


Intelligent Variable Transmission


Dual-Clutch Transmission


As you can see, the 2021 Seltos offers a horsepower output of 146 or 175 depending on the powertrain you choose.

The standard 2.0L I-4 engine comes paired with an efficient and performance-optimizing Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). The IVT works similarly to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), providing precise shifts by doing away with the set gears of an automatic transmission.

The turbocharged 1.6L engine, on the other hand, comes with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. This kind of transmission pairs two manual transmissions with automatic capability, so you’ll have that manual feel and precision without having to do the work of shifting yourself.

Of course, you can always use the Drive Mode Select system to switch into the limited Manual mode if you want to feel more in control of your drive.

2021 Kia Seltos Tech

Kia Seltos Technology

While you’re sitting behind the wheel enjoying the hum of the powertrain, you’ll have plenty of technologies right at your fingertips. If you want to listen to some music from your smartphone, connect it to your Seltos via Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, or Android Auto™.  All three connectivity features come standard and can also help you make hands-free phone calls while on the go.

Your music, contacts, and available navigation are all accessible via the standard 8-inch touch screen display or the available 10.25-inch touch screen.

You’ll also be well protected thanks to the many available smart safety technologies, like:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist–Rear
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection

A Safe Exit Assist system is available, too. This helps you safely exit your Kia vehicle while parallel parked by locking the doors if there’s oncoming traffic. If the doors are already open, this system will issue an alert to look out for other drivers.

Review the 2021 Kia Seltos at Our Dealership

If you’re eager to get behind the wheel and do a 2021 Kia Seltos review of your own, the Sussman Auto Group team can help you make it happen. Drivers near Abington, Willow Grove, and Jenkintown can contact us to schedule a test drive today!

Sussman Automotive Group 40.130959, -75.126377.