2023 Kia Niro vs. 2023 Kia Seltos | NewCars.com

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2023 Kia Niro vs. 2023 Kia Seltos Review

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2023 Kia

MSRP*: $26,590 to $34,890
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2023 Kia

MSRP*: $23,340 to $28,840
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MPG - City 53 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 54 MPG 30 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 62.8 ft3
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 146-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 175-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 146 - 175 hp
Exterior Length 174.0 in 172.0 in
Exterior Width 71.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 38.5 - 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 in

*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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Kia Seltos. The Kia Niro will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

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

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 Kia Niro is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Seltos.

The Kia Niro is a little wider than the Kia Seltos, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Seltos.

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

The Kia Niro has a little less horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Kia Seltos, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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