2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Chevy Trax vs 2020 Toyota C-HR

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Chevy Trax vs 2020 Toyota C-HR

After a successful debut at the 2019 L.A. Auto Show, and then a Super Bowl LIV commercial for better recognition, the brand-new 2021 Kia Seltos is now out and available to lease or finance at Kia dealerships nationwide. That’s great in terms of marketing for the 2021 Kia Seltos, but in terms of specs and features, how does the Seltos match up to its competition as a brand-new model in the automotive market? We’ll answer that question today.

The 2021 Kia Seltos bridges the line between a subcompact and compact SUV. From popular competitors that meet that same description, size, and price range, we’ve chosen the latest Chevy Trax and Toyota C-HR models. From the Palmen Kia team, it’s the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Chevy Trax vs the 2020 Toyota C-HR!


2021 Kia Seltos

2020 Chevy Trax

2020 Toyota C-HR

Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4 1.4L Turbocharged Inline 4 2L Inline 4
Baseline Horsepower / Torque 147 hp / 132 lb-ft 138 hp / 148 lb-ft 144 hp / 139 lb-ft
Upgraded Engine Option 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4 N/A N/A
Upgraded Horsepower / Torque 175 hp / 195 lb-ft N/A N/A
All-Wheel Drive Available Available N/A
Combined Fuel Economy 31 MPG (FWD) / 29 MPG (AWD) 28 MPG (FWD) / 26 MPG (AWD) 29 MPG
Maximum Cargo Capacity 62.8 ft3 48.4 ft3 37 ft3

2021 Kia Seltos Kenosha, WI

In terms of baseline torque, the 2021 Kia Seltos falters slightly behind the Trax and C-HR models. However, in all other categories, is has a clear advantage. The 2021 Kia Seltos has more horsepower, a better standard fuel economy, more cargo space, standard all-wheel drive on the baseline LX trim, and an upgraded engine option for plenty of extra horsepower and torque. Meanwhile, in terms of features, the 2021 Kia Seltos has the following highlights to offer across its trim levels:

  • 10.25” Touch Screen with Navigation
  • All-Wheel Drive with Torque-Vectoring and Center Lock
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Blind Spot Detection Technology
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • LED Light Bar Grille
  • Power Sunroof
  • Roof Rails
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start and Remote Start
  • SOFINO Synthetic Leatherette Seating
  • Two-Tone Color Options
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • And More!

To test drive the 2021 Kia Seltos, browse through our online inventory here at Palmen Kia and schedule an appointment. For more information on the 2021 Kia Seltos or any other current or upcoming Kia model, please contact us.

The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our store. The Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin and serves the surrounding cities of Racine, Milwaukee, Chicago, and more, with Kia vehicle sales and automotive service.