Compare 2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Kia Seltos


2021 Mazda CX-5

2.0L 4cyl


2.5L 4cyl
146 HP


187 HP
27 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

25 city / 31 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach , FL

The 2021 Kia Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach is a new arrival on the SUV scene. The Seltos is the latest release from Kia, and it’s also the smallest SUV offered by the popular automaker. However, the 2021 Kai Seltos shows that good things come in small packages. The Kia has a number of competitors in the SUV market, including the 2021 Mazda CX-5. When you book a 2021 Kia Seltos online test drive with our dealership, you’ll learn that the Mazda has several strengths in comparison to the Mazda. The Kia has a more unique and customizable exterior, and it provides a better fuel economy. The Kia’s interior also has more space for people and cargo, and its cabin is upscale compared to the interior of its competitors.


With bold new features such as two-tone color schemes and stylish LED headlights, the 2021 Kia Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach has one of the most distinctive and appealing exteriors on the road. The Kia has stacked headlights on the base trim that give it a distinguished and intriguing appearance while enhancing its exterior safety profile. You can get a better sense of all the stylistic options available to enhance and customize the Seltos by scheduling a 2021 Kia Seltos online test drive. It’s easy to book an online test drive at Kia Fort Walton Beach, where a friendly associate will ride along in the passenger’s seat to point out the Kia’s distinctive exterior. The Seltos, which is the base trim level, gets 17-inch wheels and tinted glass in the back window. Fog lights are added to the second trim, called the S, which also has heated side mirrors. Several two-tone paint colors are available with the S. The S Turbo, which is a more powerful version of the S, has 18-inch wheels and more paint colors. With the EX comes a sunroof, and the top SX trim has LED headlights and LED fog lights. The Mazda has a less dynamic exterior that doesn’t provide the option of getting two-tone paint colors. Heated mirrors, which are standard with all trims of the Kia Seltos, are not added until the upper-level Mazda trim levels.


If you want a car that the whole family will feel comfortable riding in, a 2021 Kia Seltos online test drive will give you the chance to check out the Kia’s spacious interior that has nearly 63 cubic feet of storage volume, which is a leading figure among cars in its class. The Kia Seltos has more room for people and a larger trunk than the Mazda, which also makes it a more practical choice for longer trips. All trim levels of the Kia Seltos have upscale materials to give the cabin a more sophisticated look and feel. Starting off, the LX trim level makes it easy to listen to your music, find destinations, access hands-free phone capabilities and more through its user-friendly infotainment system. A USB port is also onboard for device charging. Simulated seats are added to the second trim. The EX trim has wireless charging, heated leather seats, and a sunroof. A 10.25-inch touchscreen and Bose stereo are added to the top SX trim level. Compared to the Kia, the Mazda has one of the smallest cargo areas in its class, which can make rides more challenging for longer vacations and for those who don’t travel light. Navigation is not added until the top CX-5 trim.


The Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach is more efficient than the Mazda CX-5, with an average combined fuel economy of about 31 MPG with front-wheel drive. The Mazda CX-5 has a combined fuel rating of 26 MPG. The Kia also has a choice of two engines. Its base engine gets 146 HP, while the top engine produces 175 HP.

Contact Kia Fort Walton Beach for an online test drive and more details on the 2021 Kia Seltos.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.