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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2021 Kia
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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$21,990 to $27,990
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $21,221 to $26,731
MPG - City 25 - 26 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Kia Seltos. The Chevrolet Equinox offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Equinox requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Seltos, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Seltos. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Kia Seltos, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Seltos.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Seltos.

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little more horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Seltos. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Equinox as you will in the Kia Seltos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.