Now that the 2020 Kia Seltos is officially on North American shores, it’s time we update our landing page. A compact SUV that has been steadily making headlines, the Kia Seltos is made for adventure. With many available features across the lineup, it’s hard not to find a great deal.Ask Us About the 2020 KIA SELTOSView New Inventory
Trims and Engine TypesMaking up the 2020 Kia Seltos lineup, there are five trims – LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. Equipped under the hood of the LX, S, and EX trims is a 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, able to produce 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Optimized with multi-port gasoline injection, power is delivered a little quicker with more gasoline able to enter the combustion chamber more quickly. On the S Turbo and SX Turbo, consumers will find a turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine, optimized with gasoline direct injection for even better performance. This engine is able to generate up to 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
EngineeringThe LX, S, and EX trims have the engine tied to an intelligent variable transmission system. The S Turbo and SX Turbo come with a 7-speed quick-shift DCT automatic. Every trim except the S trim comes with all-wheel drive standard. The 2020 Kia Seltos S comes with front-wheel drive standard, but the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive is available.
Exterior FeaturesThis compact SUV is one to change the way consumers think about sports utility vehicles. The 2020 Kia Seltos follows in the footsteps of the 2020 Kia Telluride SUV with a sense of class that’s reserved for high-end trims. Past the LX base trim, consumers can get roof rails, heated mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, and LED rear taillights. A power sunroof with sunshade and solar control glass comes standard on the S Turbo, with available options on the SX Turbo†. Rear privacy glass and automatic headlights are a lineup standard. The LX, S, and EX trims ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, whereas the S Turbo and SX Turbo trims ride on 18-inch alloy wheels.
Interior FeaturesThe interior cabin of the 2020 Kia Seltos is mixed, with cloth upholstery found in the LX trim, a combination of cloth and SOFINO (a new synthetic leather) upholstery in the S and S Turbo trims, and pure SOFINO making up the upholstery for the EX and SX Turbo trims. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat with 2-step recline is standard across the lineup, along with an under-rear-cargo-floor storage compartment a day/night rearview mirror, and steering-wheel mounted audio, cruise control, and hands-free phone commands. The 2020 Kia Seltos EX and SX Turbo come with automatic temperature control with an auto de-fog system, rear ventilation, LED interior lighting, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support adjustment. All trims past the base (LX) come with heated front seats‡, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped gearshift knob.
EntertainmentTechnology options are pretty nice for the 2020 Kia Seltos compact SUV with an 8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth calling, music playback with voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility, sand a six-speaker sound system on all trims up to the SX Turbo. The SX Turbo trim comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen powered by UVO link, with remote connectivity, voice-command navigation, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio through a Bose premium audio system with sound connected mood lamp. Siri Eyes Free and a rear-camera is a lineup standard.
Safety Features and WarrantyAll 2020 Kia Seltos come with dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, an anti-lock brake system, stability and traction control systems, a rear occupant alert system, and LATCH child-seat ready anchors. Advanced safety features like forward collision avoidance, a driver attention warning system, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and lane following assist can be found on all trims past the LX base trim. Blind-spot collision avoidance assist-rear and rear-cross traffic collision avoidance assist come standard on all trims past the S trim. Safe exist assist and forward collision avoidance-assist fusion are only found on the SX Turbo trim.Kia has a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program. The Kia 10-year/100,000 mile warranty program consists of 10-year/1000,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty, 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan.