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

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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Hyundai
Tucson

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$23,700 to $33,450
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $22,790 to $31,792
MPG - City 25 - 29 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 25 - 28
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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Seltos than the Hyundai Tucson. The Hyundai Tucson offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Hyundai Tucson 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Seltos will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Tucson. 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 Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Tucson have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Seltos is much slimmer than the Hyundai Tucson, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Seltos is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Tucson, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
The Kia Seltos has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Tucson.

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

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