Technically-speaking, the 2021 Kia Seltos is the smallest crossover and is classified as a subcompact model in the Kia lineup. However, it offers plenty of cargo space and amenities. With a fresh and stylish look, there’s a lot to be excited about with the all-new model.
But looking through the lot, you may also find the 2020 Kia Soul with its successful track record, overall popularity, and a fresh new look to boot this season. With both on our lot at Garden Grove Kia, we investigated both models to see what’s different.
2021 Kia Seltos
2020 Kia Soul
|1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo 7AM||Engine Type||1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo 7AM|
|195 ft-lbs||Torque||195 ft-lbs|
|27 Combined MPG||Fuel Economy||29 Combined MPG|
When it comes to additional amenities around each vehicle, both models have a host of features that includes items such as:
Though there isn’t much difference, the interior inside the 2021 Kia Seltos is incredibly well-balanced and futuristic while the Soul retains its refined layout. Both models have an available upgrade to the sound system, the Seltos received the Bose® Premium Audio System, the first Kia model to include one. The Seltos also receives just a touch more cargo space behind the rear seat with 26.6 cubic feet compared to the 2020 Kia Soul model’s 24.2, but overall, both models have similar space specifications.
In the end, both the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020 Kia Soul can be great options to choose from. While the 2020 Kia Soul has the unique upright positioning and strong turbo engine specifications, the fresh look of the 2021 Kia Seltos boasts slightly more cargo space and an all-wheel drive option. Still unsure what to purchase? Stop into Garden Grove Kia to check each one out for yourself!