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2023 Kia Seltos vs. 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Review

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2023 Kia

MSRP*: $23,340 to $28,840
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2023 Subaru

MSRP*: $23,645 to $29,495
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MPG - City 25 - 29 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 35 MPG 29 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.8 ft3 55.3 ft3
  • 146-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 175-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 146 - 175 hp 152 - 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 172.0 in 176.5 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.5 - 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 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 Seltos than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Seltos, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Kia Seltos or the Subaru Crosstrek, it's going to cost you about the same.

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

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

The Kia Seltos has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

With its lower torque engine, the Kia Seltos doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Crosstrek.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Seltos and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Kia Seltos has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Crosstrek.