Does the 2021 Kia Seltos have all-wheel-drive?
There is no doubting the tight hold crossover SUVs have on the modern automotive industry. Kia is taking this popular vehicle platform and continuing to refine it each year. For the upcoming model year, the automaker has produced a new entry-level crossover SUV that will keep buyers coming back for future purchases. With all of the information we’ve produced about the new crossover, our team of product experts keeps getting asked the same question, ‘Does the 2021 Kia Seltos have all-wheel-drive?’ Yes, it does. The engineering and design teams have done an excellent job of balancing performance and efficiency scores for the 2021 Kia Seltos. Let’s take a look at a few things that buyers might find interesting.
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Which 2021 Seltos models have AWD?
One of the defining traits of the 2021 Kia Seltos is its ability to handle just about anything an owner can throw at it. As a crossover SUV, there is an expectation that the 2021 Seltos will be able to do at least some light off-road driving. Early reviews have certainly made that expectation more credible.
Every one of the five trim grades available for the 2021 Kia Seltos can be equipped with the automaker’s very capable all-wheel-drive system. In fact, it would be safe to say that the 2021 Seltos is equipped with all-wheel-drive as standard equipment. Only the S trim is available with front-wheel-drive.
How does AWD affect fuel economy?
There is very little difference in fuel economy scores for front- and all-wheel-drive-equipped models of the 2021 Kia Seltos. A model of the newest Kia crossover SUV with the standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive will be able to achieve 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The front-wheel-drive model with the same engine will make 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
However, the more powerful turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine will return 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Lehighton Kia customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Kia Seltos today by making an appointment with one of our product experts.