The Kia Seltos has yet to go on sale in the United States, but we do already know a lot about it, thanks in large part to details delivered by the global automotive media.
Initial Kia Seltos reviews suggest that this is a refined and good-looking compact SUV. It comes available with a wide range of standard safety and infotainment features, as well as the option for AWD.
You are going to hear all about those details from a variety of different sources, but what you might not hear are the dimensions of the Kia Seltos. More than just a batch of numbers, these dimensions may help you decide, if this is the vehicle you need to suit your lifestyle.
What is the size of new Kia Seltos?
Take a look at the table we have created that clearly shows all the important exterior dimensions of Kia Seltos.
While the Seltos is categorized as a small SUV, it’s really not that small. Cabin and trunk space are big, with passengers in front and back sure to be comfortable.
At 4370mm long and 1800mm wide, the 2020 Kia Seltos certainly doesn’t feel small. Those dimensions make the Seltos larger than most of its competitors in this segment, which helps explain why 5 adults can fit inside so comfortably.
Kia’s official numbers show that front passengers get 1051mm in legroom, 1409mm in shoulder space, and 1017mm in headroom. In back, the space is arguably the most accommodating in class, with passengers getting 965mm in legroom, 975mm in headroom, and 1395mm in shoulder space.
Cargo size & ground clearance of Kia Seltos
- Ground clearance: 183mm (7.2 inches)
- Cargo size: 433 – 498L (15.3 – 17.6 cu. ft.)
- Gasoline tank: 50L (13.2 gallons)
You really need to stop focusing on the “small” description of this SUV, as it pushes outside those limits in both passenger and cargo space. With the rear seats in place, the Seltos provides up to 498 liters of cargo space, which can be further expanded with the rear seats reclined.
The Seltos boasts a 183mm ground clearance. That’s not a huge clearance, but enough for some mild off-road adventures!
The overall weight of the Kia Seltos comes in at 1.4 tons, while the gas tank holds 50L of fuel.
What segment does the Seltos land in?
The official designation for the Kia Seltos is as a compact SUV, but that does not adequately describe what this vehicle delivers in terms of passenger and cargo space.
In the US, the Kia line-up features 5 different SUV’s and crossovers. From smallest to largest, those vehicles are the Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride. The Seltos SUV is bigger than the Soul crossover and slides in-between the Kia Niro hybrid and the Sportage SUV.
To make things a little easier to understand, we have created a comparison table that clearly shows where the Seltos fits within the Kia family.
the measurements in the table are posted in “inches”