2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Kia Soul

Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos set against a white 2020 Kia Soul

If you are looking for a vehicle that will help you stand out in a crowd, Kia is one of the best brands to shop from. Each vehicle in the Kia lineup has stand-out styling so that it is easy to stand out in packed parking lots or busy school pick-up zones, and the brand regularly introduces new models to cater to a wider variety of drivers. The newest member of the Kia lineup is the 2021 Kia Seltos, and we are excited to now have it available here at Lehighton Kia! Many of our customers have been wondering how the new 2021 Kia Seltos compares to other vehicles in the Kia lineup, and we thought that we would set the new vehicle in a comparison against the brand’s most prolific model: the Kia Soul. 

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2021 Kia Seltos VS 2020 Kia Soul
$21,990 to $27,890 across 5 trims Price Range $17,490 to $27,490 across 6 trims
Rugged subcompact / compact crossover with higher ground clearance and 12 color options  Styling Boxy subcompact crossover with 17 color options

147-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder 

175-horsepower 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder 

Engine Options

147-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder

201-horsepower 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder

26.6 / 62.8 cubic feet  Cargo Space 24.2 / 62.1 cubic feet

How are the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020 Kia Soul Different?

The most prominent difference between the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Kia Soul is the overall styling. The Kia Soul sports its renowned funky, box-like shape that is loved by those who have an eye for art and design. This shape allows it to offer the most cargo space for its subcompact size. The Kia Seltos straddles the subcompact and compact crossover classification, and it offers a comparable amount of cargo space as the Soul. The Kia Seltos has a more rugged silhouette and a higher ground clearance, which makes it look adventure-ready and hungry for the great outdoors. 

To decide which vehicle is right for you, we invite you to visit us here at Lehighton Kia and take both models out for some test drives. 


Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos driving on a rural highway
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos on a lakeside highway
Green 2020 Kia Soul
Red 2020 Kia Sportage driving on a rural road