The 2021 Kia Seltos comes with the kind of mixed feelings common to most small crossover SUVs. It gets the job done without standing out in any particular way. The Seltos is fine. No more, no less.
The Seltos is a well-equipped value, and its hatchback versatility is paired to a tall ride height preferred by most car shoppers. Kia’s attempt to stand out amid all the other small crossovers with a sportier powertrain option in the Seltos falls short due to a sluggish 7-speed automatic transmission on top trims, however.
It earned a TCC Rating of 5.8 out of 10, buoyed by a mostly impressive feature set across the five trim levels.
It’s more mainstream than the boxy Soul and the hatchback Niro, and it slots below the larger Sportage. But after a week driving around town and on the highway in the S Turbo model, there may be better options, including the less expensive…