How Does the Kia Seltos Stack Up to the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek?

These days, there are so many crossovers and SUVs on the road that it can be hard to make an impact with a brand-new model. Perhaps that’s what makes the new Kia Seltos so surprising. This little SUV has already been a hit, and it might have something to do with how it stacks up to popular competition in the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek.

Kia Seltos vs. Honda HR-V


From the very beginning, the Kia Seltos is an improvement over the Honda HR-V on value for money, The Kia comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at an MSRP of $21,990, while the Honda HR-V starts at $22,320 without those common connectivity features. The 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty offered on the Kia Seltos puts it far ahead of the 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty you’ll find with the Honda model as well.

Under the hood, the standard engine of the Seltos delivers more power than the Honda HR-V as well, offering five additional horsepower and torque to help keep you moving. Even with that in mind, you’ll enjoy better fuel economy in the Kia Seltos – 34 mpg highway and 29 mpg city vs 31 mpg highway and 27 mpg city in the Honda HR-V.

Kia Seltos vs. Subaru Crosstrek

In the category of comfortable SUVs that are also capable off road, the Kia Seltos takes on the Subaru Crosstrek and defeats it in both daily drivability and overall costs. Once again, base pricing for the Kia Seltos rings in well below that of the Subaru Crosstrek, a difference of over $1,000 before you even get started.

Fuel economy is another notch in the win column for the Seltos, beating the Subaru Crosstrek by an average of one mpg on the highway and two mpg in the city. You’ll also find nearly six additional cubic feet of cargo space in the back of the Seltos versus the Crosstrek, so you can haul more gear for your biggest adventures.

See the Kia Seltos in Person!

While understanding what makes the Kia Seltos great on paper is one thing, taking one for a test drive is truly the best way to know exactly what this new SUV has to offer.

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