2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

The Kia Seltos is an all-new compact SUV model that takes stylistic cues from its big brother, the Kia Telluride. Prioritizing fuel economy and an affordable price, what would be considered the competition of the 2021 Kia Seltos?

For today’s comparison here at the Kia Marin dealership, we’ve chosen the counterpart of the Seltos from the Hyundai catalog, that being the latest Hyundai Kona model. So, how do these compact SUV models from South Korea compare in terms of specs, features, and more? It’s the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Hyundai Kona!


2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Hyundai Kona

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4
Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
29 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 27 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG
62.8 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 45.8 ft3

2021 Kia Seltos Novato, CA

In terms of engine options and power output, the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Hyundai Kona are virtually identical. However, the design of the new Seltos model in terms of weight and aerodynamics gives it a superior fuel economy as well as a lot more cargo space. As for additional features, the 2021 Kia Seltos has the following to offer:

  • 10.25” Touchscreen Display
  • All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Blind Spot Detection Technology
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Seating
  • Power Sunroof
  • Roof Rack Rails
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start and Remote Start
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seating
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • And More!

Want to test out the new Kia Seltos model for yourself? Browse through our online inventory here at Kia Marin and schedule a test drive at your earliest convenience. Once you get behind the wheel, you’re sure to find out if the Seltos is the next new Kia ride for your driving lifestyle! For any additional assistance or information, please contact our team over the phone, online, or with a visit to the Kia Marin dealership located in Novato, California within Marin County.