2021 Kia Seltos Trim Levels

2021 Kia Seltos red driving on snowy road with trees and sky behind

There hasn’t been a vehicle quite like the Kia Seltos before. Now that it’s here, it’s hard to believe the Kia SUV lineup, which has already been characterized by high levels of personality was missing this entry before the 2021 model year. The Kia Seltos is one of the most inexpensive ways to get an AWD vehicle from Kia or any automaker, and brings with it smart, modern styling to boot.

The 2021 Kia Seltos joins the Kia SUV lineup to show shoppers who are skeptical of the Kia Soul that a more traditional subcompact crossover design is still an option. But its shape doesn’t mean it will fade into conformity. It’s the safety, entertainment and convenience technology that make the Seltos a unique and game-changing entry for the Korean automaker. Even at the base model, the Seltos delivers an excellent subcompact SUV experience. Review the table below so you can learn what technology and performance to look for with the Kia Seltos.

Engine & Mechanical Specs 

Safety Technology 

Entertainment & Convenience 

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine  Automatic Lane Departure Warning System Standard  Auxiliary and USB Audio Input 
AWD Available on All Trims  Passenger Occupant Sensing Airbag Deactivation  Available 8-Speaker Bose® Premium Brand Speaker Sound System 
146 Horsepower  Pre-Collision Safety System Standard  Leather Steering Wheel 
132 lb-ft of Torque  LED Headlamps Available  Rear View Camera Standard 

Trim Level Breakdown

LX: This Trim has AWD and matches the $21,990 starting MSRP of the non-AWD version of the S trim. It has air conditioning, but higher trim levels have climate control. Electric power steering, a rear center 3-point seat belt, and front and rear cupholders all come standard.

S: The S comes either with or without AWD. The AWD version may also include the turbocharged engine option with 175 horsepower, and 195 lb-ft of torque.

EX: There is only one version of the EX, and it comes with AWD and the base model engine. You can also find climate control, keyless ignition, hands-free entry, and has its audio and cruise controls mounted onto the steering wheel.

SX: The SX trim delivers adaptive cruise control, an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, the premium Bose® audio option, and Satellite Radio.