Kia Seltos vs. Honda HR-V

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Comparing Compact SUVs: How the Kia Seltos Stacks Up Against the Honda HR-V

Fruita, CO customers may have a hard time finding the differences between the all-new Kia Seltos and the Honda HR-V. That’s why Red Rock Kia has researched these compact SUVs, allowing you to point out the qualities most important to you when making an informed buying decision.

Kia Seltos vs. Honda HR-V Powertrain & Performance Comparison

The Kia Seltos earns slightly better fuel economy ratings of 29/34 (city/highway) miles per gallon than the Honda HR-V’s 28/34 rating. The Honda HR-V only has one engine option, a 1.8-liter inline-4 that’s nothing to brag about, only producing 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Two Kia Seltos powertrains, both of which best the HR-V, are available for Palisade, CO motorists. A 2.0-liter inline-4 outputs 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, while a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 produces 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.


Both compact SUVs seat five passengers. The Honda HR-V used to have best-in-class cargo volume with the rear seats folded at 58.8 cubic feet, but the new Kia Seltos has now topped that by a notable margin, with 62.8 cubic feet of storage room. The Kia Seltos also offers 38 inches of rear-seat legroom.

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Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ aren’t on the Honda HR-V’s base model, and there’s only a 5-inch infotainment screen. The Kia Seltos, which has all the latest tech features, comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment system and an optional 10.25-inch screen that’s more advanced. It also checks in with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on its base model, the LX, where all-wheel drive is also standard. The Kia Seltos is sold to Grand Junction, CO customers in five trims: Kia Seltos LX, Kia Seltos S, Kia Seltos EX, Kia Seltos S Turbo, and Kia Seltos SX Turbo. The Honda HR-V comes in four trims: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L.


The Honda Sensing® safety suite is reserved for higher trims. Kia offers several safety features on its two lowest trims, including Rear Occupant Alert, forward-collision avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, and a driver-attention monitor.

How the Kia Seltos Slides Past the Honda HR-V

The Kia Seltos, in its first model year in 2021, leads the compact SUV class in cargo room. Montrose, CO motorists are also offered more standard technology and higher performance driving the Seltos. Delta, CO drivers can visit Red Rock Kia to take the new Kia Seltos for a test drive and learn more about this superior compact SUV.

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