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2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Kia Seltos

A majority of online rating sites place the 2021 Hyundai Kona towards the top of their comparison charts. As a result of its smooth handling, well-built cabin, and enjoyable driving experience, the Kona is considered one of the most all-rounded cars in its vehicle class. This sporty subcompact SUV also provides comfort and elegance in an apparent display. To find out more about the Kona, we have done a comparison between it and the 2021 Kia Seltos so you can see where the Kona stands.

Design & Style

Despite its compact size, the Hyundai Kona offers a roomy and comfortable cabin that can accommodate up to five passengers. The front seat offers generous amounts of leg and headroom, while the rear seat is no less impressive. There is enough room in the car’s cabin to make it pleasant enough for long trips. With a range of high-quality materials used on all of its surfaces, its cabin is built in a contemporary manner that looks visually appealing.

For the most part, the Kia Seltos offers a striking cabin with a good finish. Its surface materials are of a high quality but some areas are still seen covered in hard plastics. Overall, its interior looks well-built but not to the extent of appearing lavish. The car supports five people and its seats are upholstered in cloth as standard. Its cabin space as well as its leg and headroom are adequate to support all five travelers with ease.

Technology & Safety

The Hyundai Kona offers owners with an extensive list of tech tools that is comprised of Bluetooth, two USB ports, six speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a 7 inch display with touch screen. A number of safety devices are also offered including driver attentiveness monitor, lane keep assist, auto emergency brakes, collision warning, and a rearview camera.

The Kia Seltos features a number of technological features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 1 USB port, six speakers, Bluetooth, and an 8 inch display with touch screen. Safety tech of the car is comprised of pedestrian detection, auto emergency brakes, collision warning, auto high beams, lane follow and keep assists, and a rearview camera.

Performance

The Hyundai Kona can make 147 hp when running on a 2L four-cylinder engine that can attain 27 mpg and 33 mpg of city and highway gas mileage.

The Kia Seltos is powered by a 2L four-cylinder engine that can generate 146 hp on a variable automatic. Its fuel efficiency ratings can hit 29 mpg and 35 mpg for city and highway.

The Bottom Line

In this comparison, the Hyundai Kona is the clear winner because of its responsive handling and potent engine options. Both rows of passengers can expect to enjoy optimum comfort thanks to the vehicle’s supportive cabin and cushy seats. The Kona makes the deal even sweeter with a beginning price that is quite competitive in comparison to other vehicles in its class.

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