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!
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|
|Upgraded Engine Option||1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4||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|
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.
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