2020 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Kia Seltos: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Hyundai

See Details & Photos
New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia

See Details & Photos
Get Your Price
$20,300 to $29,350
Get Your Price
$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $19,699 to $28,003 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 26 - 28 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Hyundai Kona, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Seltos.

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

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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Kona or the Kia Seltos, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hyundai Kona and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

The Hyundai Kona is about the same width as the Kia Seltos. The Hyundai Kona is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

With similar torque, the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Seltos are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Hyundai Kona has the same turning radius as the Kia Seltos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Seltos.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Seltos. The Hyundai Kona has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

The Hyundai Kona comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Seltos.