2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 at Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA

June 8th, 2020 by

The auto market is flooded with several crossover SUVs making it difficult to choose the right one. Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA has rounded up two of the most popular compact SUVs for an in-depth comparison. Find out why the 2021 Kia Seltos comes out ahead of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 in pricing, safety, and more.

Room to Do More in the 2021 Kia Seltos

Going with a small SUV doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice space. The Seltos offers 40 inches of headroom for drivers and front passengers, while the RAV4 falls just short at 39.5 inches. In shoulder room, the RAV4 offers over 2 more inches than the Seltos for those in front. But for rear seat passengers, the Seltos provides 54.7 inches compared to the RAV4’s 47.7 inches. Each model offers comparable hip room and leg room. Overall, Kia Seltos claims more passenger volume than the RAV4. As for cargo space, the Seltos boasts 62.8 cu. ft. behind the first row just shy of the RAV4’s 69.9 cu. ft. Either SUV is spacious enough for your family’s needs.

On the outside, the RAV4 is slightly bulkier measuring in at 73 inches wide, 67 inches tall and 180.9 inches long. The Seltos is only 70.9 inches wide, 63.6 inches tall and 172 inches long making it a bit nimbler.

Fuel Efficiency You Need in Atlanta

Atlantans know how important fuel efficiency is in the city. Both models will keep you going for miles. The Toyota RAV4 offers 27 city/35 highway mpg and a 14.5-gallon tank. The Kia Seltos isn’t far behind offering 27 city/31 highway mpg and a 13.2-gallon tank. While RAV4 offers idle stop and start only on it’s XLE and higher trims, it comes standard on all Seltos trims.

Pricing and Options

The RAV and the Seltos offer features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, and backup camera. However, the RAV4 has a starting MSRP of $25,950 significantly higher than the Seltos’s starting MSRP of 21,990. Even as you add features and look at higher trims, the Seltos remains more affordable. The Seltos even has 2 base trims to choose from.

Safety and Technology Meet

Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 and Kia’s Drive Wise offer an array of safety features including lane departure warning, hill start assist, and more. That’s tech made to keep you safe. For certain other safety features like blind spot monitoring, you’ll have to upgrade from the base model RAV4. It’s standard in the Seltos.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA to Find Your Next SUV

It’s clear to see the 2021 Kia Seltos is the leader in this comparison. At Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA, we have a selection of Seltos and other SUVs for you to browse. We even have finance experts to help get options that work for you budget. Contact us today!

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