Should I Choose the Kia Seltos or Sportage?

2022 Kia Seltos vs. 2022 Kia Sportage
2022 Kia Seltos


2023 Kia Sportage
$22,590 MSRP

Starting Price

$25,990 MSRP
Subcompact crossover

Vehicle Class

Compact crossover
147-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder


187-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder
27 city / 31 hwy (AWD)

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 city / 28 hwy (AWD)
62.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

74.1 cubic feet

Which is bigger, the Kia Seltos or Sportage? Which is more affordable? Which is better for you? The team at Pomona Kia is here to help you find the answers to all of these questions and more. Whether you’re looking for a fuel-efficient commuter option or a more robust and spacious SUV for your Ontario travels, read through the comparison guide below to determine the key differences between Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage models. Then, take your test drive at Pomona Kia!



Which is Bigger, Kia Seltos or Sportage?

Both Kia SUVs have well-appointed cabins that feature amenities such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and rear cameras with Dynamic Parking Guidance. But which is bigger, the Kia Seltos or Sportage? The Seltos is considered a subcompact crossover, while the Kia Sportage is in the compact crossover category. The Sportage interior is larger overall, though the Seltos interior does offer a touch more headroom. See how they compare in terms of dimensions below:

2022 Kia Seltos Dimensions

  • Front / Rear Head Room – 40.0 / 38.4 inches
  • Front / Rear Shoulder Room – 55.5 / 54.7 inches
  • Front / Rear Leg Room – 41.4 / 38.0 inches
  • Max Cargo Volume – 26.6 / 62.8 cubic feet (seats up / seats down)

2023 Kia Sportage Dimensions

  • Front / Rear Head Room – 39.6 / 39.4 inches
  • Front / Rear Shoulder Room – 57.5 / 55.6 inches
  • Front / Rear Leg Room – 41.4 / 41.3 inches
  • Max Cargo Volume – 39.6 / 74.1 cubic feet (seats up / seats down)

Which is More Powerful, Kia Seltos or Sportage?

What are the differences between Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage models as far as performance? Both models are well-balanced, striking a good blend of efficiency and power, but you might find that one suits your needs better for the Chino roads.

The 2022 Kia Seltos is the smaller and more efficient of the two, especially in city environments like Covina. However, the Kia Sportage received an engine upgrade for the 2023 model year and its higher horsepower and torque figures may sway you. Take a look at the similarities and differences between Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage models below:

2022 Kia Seltos Engine Specs

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 27 city / 31 highway MPG (AWD)

2023 Kia Sportage Engine Specs

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 city / 28 highway MPG (AWD)

Explore the Kia SUV Lineup at Pomona Kia

We’ve gone through the key differences between Kia Seltos and Kia Sportage models, but the best way to find your favorite is to get behind the wheel. Contact us with any questions at Pomona Kia, or visit our showroom in Pomona to see whether the Kia Seltos or Sportage is your perfect match!


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