2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

A yellow 2021 Kia Seltos compared to a blue 2020 Hyundai Kona.

Though 2020 began just a few months ago, Kia unleashed an all-new and incredibly modern model in the 2021 Kia Seltos. Brimming with personality and enhanced technology, the new crossover on the block has high-end features with an affordable $21,990 starting MSRP. Plus, it can be found right here in the Garden Grove area.

With similar engine performance and all-wheel drive capabilities, the 2021 Kia Seltos can compare to top extra-small crossover models like the 2020 Hyundai Kona for a fraction of the price. But how does the Seltos stack up in other aspects? We at Garden Grove Kia decided to compare it to one of the top models in the class – check out how it fares below.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Hyundai Kona

26.6 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.2 cubic feet
41.4” Front Leg Room 41.5”
40.0” Front head Room 38.0”
38.4” Rear Head Room 37.8”
38.0” Rear Legroom 34.6”

One of the most important features in the 2021 Kia Seltos boasts passenger and cargo space that is unmatched. The most important figure is in the complete 26.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which can be expanded to a whopping 62.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. Meanwhile, the Kona doesn’t have those reclining rear seats, making it an even larger space gap between the two. But while seated, rear passengers will be more comfortable in the Seltos model’s additional 38-inch legroom space and 38.4-inch head space.

Standard Features of the 2021 Kia Seltos

On top of the spacious cabin, the 2021 Kia Seltos comes with an impressive lineup of standard features. This includes an 8-inch touchscreen display, which offers built-in navigation capabilities. At higher trims, the screen can be upgraded to a 10.25-inch display, though Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard. Other standard features with the Kia Seltos include the following:

  • Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
  • Rear Camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Two 12-Volt Power Outlet and USB Port
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology with Voice Recognition
  • Shark Fin Antenna

Find a 2021 Kia Seltos at Garden Grove Kia

With a spacious interior unmatched by top extra-small crossovers combined with its entire host of modern standard features, the 2021 Kia Seltos looks to be a popular model in the coming years. You can find one in our inventory at Garden Grove Kia, so schedule a test drive before they’re gone!