What are the Differences Between the Kia Seltos and Telluride?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Seltos, Kia Telluride, Model Comparison on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 2:58 pm
2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Telluride comparison

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Telluride

We’ve already compared the new 2021 Kia Seltos model against the slightly smaller Kia Soul and the slightly bigger Kia Sportage to show the differences in size, power, and price between these compact Kia SUV models. However, seeing as the production of the 2021 Kia Seltos was heavily influenced by the Telluride SUV, most notably in its style and inclusion of all-wheel drive, we thought it’d be interesting to compare the two. 

Obviously, the 2021 Kia Seltos will have many differences when compared to the 2020 Kia Telluride, but both are comparable in terms of commanding looks, all-wheel drive, and available safety features, as well as both being relatively new models to the Kia catalog. Therefore, we think it’d be helpful for customers to understand what separates the Kia Seltos compact SUV from the Kia Telluride three-row SUV. It’s the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Telluride! 


Kia Soul vs Kia Seltos vs Kia Sportage


2021 Kia Seltos exterior shot with yellow paint color parked in the middle of brush in a green forest
2020 Kia Telluride exterior shot with dark green paint color parked on a country highway as the sun sets

2021 Kia Seltos (2-Row) SUV vs 2020 Kia Telluride (3-Row) SUV

Model 2021 Kia Seltos 2020 Kia Telluride
Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4 3.8L V6
Horsepower 146 291
Torque (lb-ft) 132 262
Upgraded Engine Option 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4 N/A
Horsepower 175 N/A
Torque (lb-ft) 195 N/A
Standard Transmission Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic (CVT) 8-Speed Automatic
Additional Transmission Option(s) 7-Speed Automated Manual N/A
Standard Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive Standard (Except on S trim) Available
City Fuel Economy (mpg) 29 MPG (FWD) / 27 MPG (AWD) 20 MPG (FWD) / 19 MPG (AWD)
Highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 34 MPG (FWD) / 31 MPG (AWD) 26 MPG (FWD) / 24 MPG (AWD)
Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 31 MPG (FWD) / 29 MPG (AWD) 23 MPG (FWD) / 21 MPG (AWD)
Front / Rear Legroom (in.) 41.4 / 38 44.1 / 42.4
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 13.2 18.8
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 62.8 87
Total Seating 5 7 to 8
Starting MSRP $21,990 $31,890

2021 Kia Seltos – Color Options


Test Drive the Seltos or Telluride in Kenosha, WI 

The Kia Seltos, Kia Telluride, and more Kia SUVs are in stock and available for lease or purchase here at Palmen Kia. To learn more, please browse through our online inventory to schedule a test drive, continue to read our blog, and contact us

The Palmen Kia team can be reached online, over the phone, or with a visit to our store located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Palmen Kia dealership provides new Kia vehicle sales and automotive service to Racine, Milwaukee, Chicago, and more cities in the Southeast Wisconsin area. 

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