The new 2023 Kia Seltos is a compact SUV crossover with many new safety features and technology updates. With a roomy interior, large cargo area and better handling, the new Kia Seltos is definitely worth all the fuss. This car is practical and versatile, making it all the more appealing. With vehicle stability management, hill assists control and electronic stability control, this is the car we have all been waiting for.
The 2023 Kia Seltos offers a smooth ride and impeccable handling, making long trips more enjoyable. There are two engine options: a 2.0L four-cylinder or 1.6L turbocharge. The turbocharge is well suited for rugged and challenging terrains. The turbocharged engine paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission is available only on the Nightfall Edition and SX trims. The fuel economy on the front-wheel drive is 8.2L/100km in city driving and 7.1L/km in highway driving.
The Seltos comes with a safe exit warning that alerts the driver and passenger of potential hazards approaching from behind. The auto emergency braking technology automatically applies brakes if a potential collision is detected. The airbag system in the Seltos is fitted with sensors that deploy the relevant airbags when an accident is impending or is currently happening. Other notable safety features include lane-keeping assist and automatic high beams.
Trims higher than the LX have a combination of cloth and leatherette upholstery or leatherette only. A 10.25-inch touchscreen display comes standard on the higher trims and is optional for the S, the infotainment system is Android Auto and Apple Car play compatible.
The cabin is quite roomy, and the back seats recline to offer better legroom. You can also fold them over to increase cargo space in the back. Other notable features include the SiriusXM satellite radio, heated seats and remote climate control. In the SX trim, there is a wireless charging pad for your smartphone, a Bose six-speaker sound system and ambient lighting that you can set to pulse along with the beat of your music.
There are six trims available; LX, S FWD, S AWD, EX, Nightfall Edition and the SX. The retail price for the Kia Seltos starts at $24,135 for the LX trim and goes up to $30,225 for the range-topping SX trim.
With plenty of legroom and optional turbo power, the Kia Seltos is worthwhile. It's a practical and affordable SUV with many standard features, and the driver assist features to enhance its appeal. So if you want versatility, good looks and an impressive interior design, then look no further than the new 2023 Kia Seltos available at Eastside Kia and your nearest Kia dealership.