If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you’ve probably heard about the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2021 Hyundai Tucson. Both are impressive SUVs that are family friendly, versatile, and have an upscale feel. So, which one is right for you? Our team at Kia of Stamford compiled the following information to help you decide. Keep reading to learn more.
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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai TucsonPerformance
Expect excellent performance on the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2021 Hyundai Tucson. Both models have two four-cylinder engine options that can be equipped with your choice trim. If you’re looking to maximize performance, maneuverability, and off-road capability, opt for the 2021 Kia Seltos, then equip it with the 1.6L turbocharged engine. See the table below to learn more about the available engines on the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2021 Hyundai Tucson.
2021 Kia Seltos Engines
132 lb.-ft. of torque
Intelligent variable transmission
1.6L turbo I4
195 lb.-ft. of torque
Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
2021 Hyundai Tucson Engines
150 lb.-ft. of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission
175 lb.-ft. of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission
2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai TucsonInterior Features
You’ll find that the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2021 Hyundai Tucson both have relaxing interiors that offer you the space and versatility you’re seeking. Each model has 60/40 split folding rear seats with the choice of cloth or leather upholstery. You’ll also see that both models have heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. However, you’ll only find a ten-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support on the 2021 Kia Seltos, as well as a rear under-floor cargo storage compartment.
2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai TucsonExterior Features
Both the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Tucson sport bold exteriors, with aggressive grilles and sleek body contours. The Tucson is 4 inches longer than the Seltos, measuring at 176 inches. Both models also feature rear privacy glass, projector beam headlights, and black trim molding. You’ll find that the 2021 Kia Seltos takes it a step further with front and rear metal skid plates, giving your Seltos extra protection against unknown terrain.
2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai TucsonAvailable Technology
Both the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Tucson have infotainment systems that support Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, as well as SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and HD Radio™. The Tucson is standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display with the option to upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen, whereas the Seltos is standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and has the availability to upgrade to an impressive 10.25-inch touchscreen. Also available on the 2021 Kia Seltos is a Bose® premium audio system with a sound connected mood lamp that syncs with your music, an amenity not found on the 2021 Hyundai Tucson.
2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai TucsonSafety Features
Stay protected when you’re behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Seltos or 2021 Hyundai Tucson. Both models have their respective driver assist features, however you’ll find that the better bargain is the Kia Seltos, as you’ll receive more active safety features on the Seltos than the Hyundai Tucson. 2021 Kia Seltos safety features include:
Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian protection