2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Seltos: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

New 2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep
Compass

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New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$22,280 to $30,130
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$21,990 to $27,890
Invoice* $22,112 to $29,458 $21,221 to $26,634
MPG - City 22 - 23 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 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 Jeep Compass offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Seltos, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Compass 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Compass 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Compass 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Kia Seltos.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Compass is much wider than the Kia Seltos, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Compass takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Seltos.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Compass transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Seltos.

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

Performance
The Jeep Compass 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 Jeep Compass and the Kia Seltos. The Jeep Compass 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 Jeep Compass is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.