Compare 2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Kia Seltos


2021 Subaru Crosstrek

27 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

28 city / 33 hwy*
146 HP


152 HP
2.0L 4cyl


2.0L 4 cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach , FL

The 2021 Kia Seltos, which you can try out at Kia Fort Walton Beach, debuts as a new model this year. The Seltos belongs to the class of extra-small crossover SUVs. Size-wise, it fits between the Kia Soul and the Kia Sportage. The Seltos is well-suited for a comfortable and entertaining ride, no matter which of the trim levels you decide to get. Drivers who like to give their cars a personalized finish will appreciate the many options for customization that the Seltos has from the inside out. The Seltos is in the same category as the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. However, the Seltos has better handling than the Subaru, and its interior has more space. The Seltos also stands out for its innovative exterior design with unique features such as a two-tone color scheme for the roof.


Handling is one of the strong suits of the Kia Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach, as you’ll find out when you book the Seltos for a test drive. While the two crossover SUVs have a similar power output with their engines, the Kia Seltos has a smoother and more comfortable ride than the Subaru. The Kia also has a smooth and responsive accelerator. The Subaru, in contrast, can feel slow to accelerate, especially when you’re driving on the highway. The Kia is also equipped with all-wheel drive as a drivetrain in case you want extra traction on uneven road surfaces or in bad weather.

Interior Design

With an upscale interior and more cargo space than many other vehicles in its class, the Kia Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach is the car you’ll want to take along for your adventures and outings, even if you are just running errands or going to the grocery store. The Kia has nearly 63 cubic feet of storage space, which is more than the 55 cubic feet of storage that you would get with the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The Kia’s interior is also more versatile than the Subaru’s, with the option to fold down the seats in the back to make room for more space. The Seltos’s cabin is equipped with high-quality materials that give it an upscale look and feel, no matter which trim you get. The cabin of the Subaru Crosstrek, in contrast, only has luxury features if you upgrade to the higher-end trim levels. The Kia Seltos has some of the top volume in its class for occupants, which means even the tallest passengers will feel comfortable riding in the back. The Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach also has a 10.25-inch infotainment display, while the Crosstrek has an eight-inch display as the largest screen size.


The Kia Seltos at Kia Fort Walton Beach has a distinctive style with many color choices and other unique exterior accents. The 2021 Kia Seltos is available in five trim levels. Each trim adds some additional accents and styling cues. The first trim, which is the LX, has 17-inch wheels. With the S trim, which is second, you’ll also get heated mirrors and fog lights. Starting with this trim, a two-tone color paint scheme is also available. The Subaru Crosstrek, on the other hand, only offers single-tone paint colors, which gives the Seltos the more eye-catching exterior of the two vehicles. The Seltos also has a two-tone paint color option for its roof, which is not offered for the Subaru Crosstrek. The S Turbo trim has some additional paint color choices and larger 18-inch wheels. At the top of the line is the SX trim with LED headlights and LED fog lights. A sunroof is included on the top trim level of the Kia Seltos, but it is only offered through a package with the Subaru Crosstrek.

Be sure to contact the friendly staff at Kia Fort Walton Beach to arrange your test drive for the 2021 Kia Seltos today.

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