Subaru Crosstrek vs. Kia Seltos
Do you want a vehicle that can perform well both off-road and on the highway? How about an SUV that’s compact enough to maneuver while still having plenty of interior space? If you said yes, you probably want a compact SUV.
On the roads of Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, having a compact SUV will enhance your rides. Which one is better for you? To help you decide, our team at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall has put together this 2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Kia Seltos comparison. Let’s see which one comes out on top!
EPA-EST. MPG (CTY/HWY)
What kind of power are you looking for in your next vehicle? Whether you’re interested in efficiency or raw power, both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Kia Seltos have a lot to offer. We’re here to find out which one comes out on top.
While both the Subaru and Kia have powerful specs, you’ll get a bit more oomph with one of them. With its standard 2.0L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, the Subaru Crosstrek puts out 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the Kia Seltos has a standard 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine, though it only provides 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Both compact SUVs also have all-wheel drive, so you can feel confident on many types of terrain.
Of course, power is just one facet of these SUVs. You’ll also want a model that will make the most of your fuel. In the Subaru Crosstrek, you can expect excellent fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 28 city/33 highway MPG.*
As for fuel economy, the Kia Seltos is slightly less efficient, with an EPA-estimated 27 city/31 highway MPG.
The compact SUV you choose needs to be comfortable. Both the Crosstrek and the Seltos combine easy maneuverability with a roomy interior. This gives you the best of both worlds. However, one of them has more room to stretch out in.
Luckily, both the Crosstrek and the Seltos are cozy. Which model will you be more comfortable in? How about your passengers? Let’s look closer to find out:
|Front Legroom||43.1 inches||41.4 inches|
|Front Shoulder Room||56.7 inches||55.5 inches|
|Rear Shoulder Room||55.6 inches||54.7 inches|
With these dimensions, your second-row passengers will have a bit more room to spread out in the Crosstrek. This is especially helpful if you carpool with other adults.
As for other amenities, the Subaru Crosstrek has an automatic climate control system standard on every trim.
While the Kia Seltos offers automatic climate control, it’s only available on higher trim levels. It comes with manual control air conditioning on the base trim.
When you’re driving all over town, safety is always a priority. You want to make sure your mirrors are aligned, your seat belt is buckled, and your safety systems are equipped. With the Subaru Crosstrek and the Kia Seltos, you’ll find quite a few safety technologies.
When it comes to safety, both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Kia Seltos excel. With Subaru’s EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology in the Subaru Crosstrek, you have access to numerous driver-assistive features.
The EyeSight® system is an available or standard feature, depending on the trim you choose. It includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering to help put you at ease during your daily commute. Other EyeSight® safety features include:
- Lane Departure and Sway Warning
- Pre-Collision Braking System
- Pre-Collision Throttle Management
The Kia Seltos has some similar features, such as Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist, thanks to Kia Drive Wise. Plus, Blind-Spot Detection is also available in both models so you can change lanes with more confidence.
Reverse Automatic Braking is one feature that’s only available in the Subaru Crosstrek. It will provide more peace of mind when you’re parking. You’ll receive an alert when you get too close to an obstacle. If you don’t stop in time, the brakes will engage to help prevent an impact.
If you’re ready to climb into a new compact SUV, we think the Subaru Crosstrek is the superior choice. It stands out with its capable and efficient performance as well as its readily available safety features.
When you’re ready to hit the streets of Mesquite, Rockwall, or Garland, visit us at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall to schedule a test drive.
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek for yourself are conveniently available right here online.
* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.