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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks

Kia produces a crossover SUV to meet almost any need a Team Gunther Kia customer could reasonably have. For the 2021 model year, the automaker has introduced a new entry-level platform, the Kia Seltos, that will give owners an efficient and nimble vehicle with a large and adaptable interior. As impressive as the newest addition to the Kia crossover SUV family is, the Seltos will still have quite a fight ahead of it. A comparison between the 2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks will show potential buyers of either compact crossover SUV some very interesting things. The 2021 Seltos will deliver more standard and available power than the 2020 Nissan Kicks in addition to a sizeable advantage in available cargo volume. Customers can start the pre-ordering process at Team Gunther Kia today by calling, 877-885-7998.

Space for passengers and cargo are two of the most important elements to people looking for their first, or next, crossover SUV. Both the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020 Nissan Kicks are equipped with two rows of seats with room for up to five passengers. While each compact crossover SUV can hold three passengers in the backseat, people sitting in the rear of the 2021 Seltos will have more legroom to work with. When people are occupying the backseat of the 2021 Kia Seltos, there will be more than 26 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use, compared to just more than 25 cubic-feet in the Kicks. However, when an owner of the 2021 Seltos folds the rear seat down, there will 62.8 cubic-feet to use. The 2020 Nissan Kicks can only make up to 53.1 cubic-feet available. Owners of the 2021 Seltos will have access to smartphone apps.


2020 Kia Seltos


2020 Nissan Kicks

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
146/132 Horsepower/Torque 122/114
62.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 53.1 cu.-ft.
Yes Avail. AWD No


Performance Specs

Team Gunther Kia customers will have two engine options to choose from when they are outfitting their 2021 Kia Seltos. The base model has a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine is also available, and it will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain will produce up to 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Every 2020 Nissan Kicks uses a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and a CVT of its own. It will make 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2021 Seltos.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2021 Seltos.
A photo of the 2021 Seltos parked on a street.
A rear photo of the 2021 Seltos driving on dirt.