2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$22,145 to $27,395
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $21,015 to $25,857
MPG - City 25 - 29 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 29 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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.

Convenience
The Subaru Crosstrek 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). The Kia Seltos is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Seltos will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

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

Utility
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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Seltos than that of the Subaru Crosstrek.