Kia Seltos Sport SUV 2024 Review

Is the Kia Seltos Sport worth the money

Seltos Sport – Kia Seltos is a small to mid-sized SUV that is predominantly aimed at the urban environment. We have driven a few of them since it was first launched in 2019, and last week I drove the mid-level Sport model.

Kia Seltos Sport front bonnet and grill 1 This was update late in 2022 with refreshed front styling and updated safety and comfort features.

The Sport comes with a 2.0L 4 Cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine combined with a CVT and drives the front wheels only.

The upgrade brought refreshed internal layout a dual 10.25” display that greatly enhances the interior look and feel.

Safety has also been upgraded with:

  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA),
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA),
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA) and
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

One thing I particularly like is that the Seltos comes with a full-size spare tyre.

Overall, I like the Seltos. Its just the right size for urban traffic and large enough for trips away with a heap of luggage. I do prefer the 1.6T engine on higher spec models, but the 2.0L engine is more than adequate.

Kia Seltos Sport is priced from a little under $33,000 plus the usual costs.

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Kia Seltos Sport front interior dash 1

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Kia Seltos Sport engine 1

What is good?

  • Engine CVT combination is well matched.
  • Local tuned rode and handling
  • Interior space and layout

What is not so good?

  • That annoying safety beeping that is so hard to turn off
  • Prefer AWD version.
  • Seats can be a little flat

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The Kia Seltos sits in a competitive segment.

Buyers could also look at the Toyota Corolla Cross, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda CX-30, Haval Jolion, Peugeot 2008 GT, Citroen C5 Aircross,

Kia Seltos Sport rear quarter 1

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