2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Honda
HR-V

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New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$20,920 to $28,990
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$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $20,348 to $28,168 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 26 - 28 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 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** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The Honda HR-V offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Seltos. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda HR-V and the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda HR-V as you will with the Kia Seltos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Honda HR-V and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is about the same width as the Kia Seltos. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Seltos.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda HR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Seltos.

Handling
The Honda HR-V has a larger turning radius than the Kia Seltos, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little less 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 Honda HR-V and the Kia Seltos. The Honda HR-V has less cargo space than the Kia Seltos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda HR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.