2021 Kia Seltos Engine Options and Specs

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 4:20 pm
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos parked on a coastal road

The Kia SUV lineup is gaining an exciting new model with the recent introduction of the 2021 Kia Seltos. With its sporty and sophisticated styling, impressive driving dynamics, off-road capabilities, an upscale and versatile cabin, and many useful technologies, the Seltos is a wonderful choice for adventure-seeking compact SUV shoppers. Read more to find out about the engine options and specs of the 2021 Kia Seltos.

Two Engine Options for the 2021 Kia Seltos

Buyers of the 2021 Seltos have a choice of two engines. The base-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder MPI engine, which is paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission, produces 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Do you want even more power for your drives? The available 1.6-liter four-cylinder Turbo GDI engine, which is mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, cranks out 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

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Turbo GDI engine in 2021 Kia Seltos

Additional Performance Features for the 2021 Kia Seltos

The body structure of the 2021 Seltos predominantly consists of high-strength steel, which contributes to the durability and superb handling of the vehicle. Are you aiming to get away from it all and enjoy some off-road adventures? Do you live in a region that has harsh winter weather conditions? The available Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system delivers superb traction when encountering challenging terrains and slippery surfaces by channeling torque at a 50/50 distribution between the front and rear wheels.

The AWD system is useful for on-road driving as well, for it predicts which wheel needs the most power according to the driving situation, resulting in a more stable ride and enhanced cornering performance. The Seltos also gives you the ability to personalize the driving dynamics of the vehicle with selectable drive modes for Sport, Eco, and Normal.

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