25 November 2019 ·

The Kia Seltos Sport , Best small SUV under $40,000 - samotor

The Seltos delivers a category-leading ergonomic experience.

Winner: Kia Seltos Sport

Variant: Sport
Engine: 2.0 litre petrol
Transmission: CVT
ANCAP Safety Rating: Not yet available

Runners up

Second place went to the Hyundai Kona Go and the Hyundai Venue Active placed third.

What sets it apart from the rest

Value for money was never going to decide this contest as there’s only around a $2000 price difference between the three SUV finalists. There’s also little difference in running and repair costs or fuel consumption, however the Seltos gets a small boost from good warranty and standard features scores.

The Seltos also delivers a category-leading ergonomic experience. A huge 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen is extremely clear and intuitive to use, and it has superior door, dash and seat materials that are mostly soft to the touch. Space in the second row will comfortably seat 2 adults over long distances.

Key features

Interior and drive have a distinctly upmarket feel
Economical 2.0 litre petrol engine
A smooth CVT gearbox
Great running and repair costs
Very quiet with good sound insulation
Good level of in-cabin tech. Read More