According to Car and Drive, Kia really knows SUVs and the newly added member of their lineup, the 2021 Seltos, is proof positive of that. It excels by offering more technology, sharp handling, a roomier cabin, cutting-edge infotainment, and a taller ride height. It’s also available with one of two engines, the 1.6-liter four-cylinder and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and with a choice of all-wheel drive (AWD) of front-wheel drive. And, with the 2021 Kia Seltos, you get the Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. So far, it looks like Kia just might have another great SUV here. You may have seen it during the 2020 Super Bowl in a commercial. So, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the 2021 Kia Seltos according to Kia.com.
1. 2021 Kia Seltos Exterior Dimensions
The 2021 Kia Seltos has an exterior length of 172 inches with a width of 70.9 inches. The vehicle’s height without roof rails is 63.6 inches. It has a wheelbase of 103.5 inches with a front track of 62 inches and a rear track of 62.4 inches. The ground clearance of this new SUV is 7.3 inches with approach and departure angles of 28 degrees each.
2. 2021 Kia Seltos Interior Dimensions
Inside the well-appointed Seltos Interior, you’ll find plenty of headroom at 40.0 with sunroof and 38.4 in. without the optional sunroof. But, that’s not all. It also has 55.5 inches of shoulder room in the front and 54.7 inches in the rear. The overall hip room is ample, both front and rear ,with 53.5 and 52.8 inches respectively. As for that all-important legroom, you get 41.4 inches in the front seats and 38.0 inches in the rear seats.
3. Cargo Volume
Now, when it comes to cargo volume (SAE), in the fixed rear seat mode, you get 26.6 cubic feet and, with the rear seat folded down, you get a whopping 62.8 cubic feet. Questions about the weight of the 2021 Kia Seltos with AWD? Well, the curb weight breaks down to a minimum of 3,087 pounds and a max of 3,185.
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4. Capabilities and Comfort
- All-Wheel Drive – with Torque Vectoring and Center Lock
- 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine with 147 HP
- 27/31/29 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)
- Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
- Privacy Glass
- 17-inch Alloy Wheels
5. Convenience & Innovation
- 8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display w/ Rear Camera
- Apple CarPlay® Smartphone Integration
- Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration
- Dual-Level Cargo Floor
- Rear Camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance
- Remote Keyless Entry
6. Overall Safety Technology
- Downhill Brake Control
- Electronic Stability Control
- Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
- Six Airbags with Rollover Sensor
- Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
7. Available Colors
- Cherry Black
- Neptune Blue
- -Snow White Pearl
- Steel Gray
Interior- Seat Trim
- Black Cloth
[Here are Some Important Details About Some of the Many 2021 Kia Seltos Safety Features:]
8. Occupant Alert (ROA), Airbags, and LATCH
We’ve all seen the news stories about children and pets being accidentally left in vehicles and dying as a result. Everybody was probably wondering why auto manufacturers don’t do something about it with all of the amazing technology that they have at-hand. Well, Kia has done just that and, when you exit your Seltos, it provides visual as well as audible warnings in the event that there is an unattended passenger in the rear seat area. In addition, if you enroll your Kia Seltos in UVO link, a push notification is sent to the registered account holder when an audible warning is triggered. Airbags include Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Side Airbags (Front Seat-Mounted), and Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags. Tethers and Lower Anchors for Children (LATCH) is an amazing new universal child seat-attachment-system designed for allowing for easy, fast, and secure installing and removing of child safety seats that are LATCH-equipped.
9. Rollover Sensors, ESC, and TCS
In the event your airbag sensors detect a rollover is impending, your system deploys the seat-belt pretensioners, side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) provides an enhanced vehicle control level, as well as peace of mind with improved directional stability to help the driver with maintaining the SUV’s intended travel direction. ESC is also capable of monitoring and assisting with controlling key functions by braking each wheel to properly reduce engine power. The advanced Traction Control System (TCS) is capable of sensing any wheel spin during acceleration. Via the use of a combination of brake-force power and engine-power, all power is transferred to whichever wheels have the majority of traction. This offers increased traction and control.
10. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Four-Wheel Disc Brakes, HAC, DBC, and TPMS
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) utilizes each wheel hub’s electronic sensors for detecting when the Seltos’ wheels are starting to skid. In the event that skidding while braking is detected, the ABS will modulate the braking-force for the purpose of reducing skidding, allowing for a reduction in braking distance and assisting the driver with maintaining control of the vehicle. Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) is a feature offering added security measures when you’re trying to move from a dead stop on steep hills by preventing your vehicle from rolling backwards. It also gently applies your brakes for two seconds while you are moving your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator. The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) is designed to offer peace of mind when you descend a steep grade via automatic engaging of the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) for maintaining a steady speed of descent (up to five mph). This allows you to keep concentrating on steering. The High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provides not only more convenience but also an added preventative safety measure via the constant monitoring of your tire inflation pressures (all four tires). If your tire pressure should start falling below a specified range, your warning indicator will appear in your instrument cluster for the purpose of identifying the affected wheel.
Smart and Connected
All in all, the 2021 Kia Seltos is not only smart and connected but it offers numerous safety features that were previously only available on more expensive compact SUVs. See for yourself by visiting your local dealer!