2021 Kia Soul vs 2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Kia Soul 2021 Kia Seltos


2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4


147 146

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 27/31 *

  Cargo Space

62.1 cu. ft. 62.8 cu. ft.

2021 Kia Soul vs 2021 Kia Seltos

Serving Gainesville, FL

Small crossover SUVs have become so popular over the last few years that Kia decided to add another one to their vehicle lineup for the 2021 model year. The new Kia Seltos officially joined the highly popular Kia Soul when it was unveiled earlier this year. Choosing between these two subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles will require an in-depth look at everything each one has to offer.


The 2021 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos use the same 2.0-liter I-4 engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lbs-ft of torque. The compact crossovers also both have a continuously variable transmission. While everything under the hood may be the same, the 2021 Kia Soul can offer slightly better fuel efficiency. The Soul has a combined fuel economy of approximately 30 miles per gallon. The combined fuel efficiency of the 2021 Kia Seltos is roughly 29 miles per gallon.


The vehicles' appearance is where you can start to separate the 2021 Kia Soul and Seltos. The body of the new Seltos is seven inches longer than the Soul. You will also find a small black grille, lip spoiler, and 17-inch gray aluminum wheels on the 2021 Kia Seltos. The new Soul has a large black and chrome grille, hatchback, and 16-inch silver steel wheels. Both compact crossover sport utility vehicles are offered in the same paint colors.


Since Kia makes these two great crossovers, they share many of the same interior features. You will find a few of the must-have features in the 2021 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos are cruise control, Bluetooth compatibility, traction control, and a tire pressure warning system. A tire mobility kit can exclusively be found in the new Kia Soul. The features you can only get in the 2021 Kia Seltos are voice recognition software and a theft-deterrent alarm system. The new Seltos also has slightly more cargo and passenger volume due to its more elongate body.

Since these compact crossover SUVs from Kia share so many similarities, it only makes sense to better look at them in person. Contact the dealership today to get all of your questions answered and to schedule a test drive. Once you see the 2021 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos in action, you will quickly know which one best fits your style.

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* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.