2021 Kia Seltos vs Nissan Qashqai

2021 Kia Seltos vs Nissan Qashqai

There's a new SUV in the Kia lineup for 2021 and your local Kia dealership in Calgary, South Trail Kia, can't wait for you to come by and check it out. The 2021 Kia Seltos fits somewhere between the Soul and the Sportage in size but trust us when we say it's more than enough vehicle for your crossover needs. Come and check out the Kia Seltos for sale in Calgary right here at South Trail Kia and find out more about it by taking a test drive. Or, you can keep reading to see how the Seltos stacks up against a similar vehicle, the Nissan Qashqai.


The 2021 Kia Seltos


The Kia Seltos is a subcompact SUV that is small on the outside but large on the inside. There are 5 models to choose from which we have detailed below:










Fuel Efficiency (L/ 100 km)









8.2 city, 7.1 hwy









8.8 city, 7.6 hwy









8.8 city, 7.6 hwy



EX Premium






8.8 city, 7.6 hwy



SX Turbo






9.4 city, 7.9 hwy




In terms of engines, all models save the SX Turbo have the 2.0 L Nu Atkinson with 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque paired with the Intelligent Variable Transmission. The SX Turbo boasts a 1.6 L Turbo GDI with 175 horsepower, 195 lb-ft of torque and a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission. The available All-Wheel Drive system provides excellent traction and handling no matter what the driving conditions are. You can choose your ride with Drive Mode Select to be relaxing, fuel efficient, or sporty. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard while available safety features include the Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist system, Lane Follow Assist, and Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist. Also available is the UVO Intelligence to connect you to support services for your security, comfort, and confidence.


The Nissan Qashqai


The Nissan Qashqai may be one of the top selling vehicles worldwide, but it's going to find itself some competition with the arrival of the Kia Seltos. It offers 4 models options with the details as follows:










Fuel Efficiency (L / 100km)









7.4 hwy, 8.8 city









7.4 hwy, 8.8 city









7.7 hwy, 9.0 city



SL Platinum






7.7 hwy, 9.0 city


There are no alternate engine choices between the models, all are equipped with the 2.0 L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. You'll also get optimal performance and fuel economy from the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System. Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive will keep you feeling safe and in control wherever the road leads you while the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety innovations surround you with confidence at every kilometre.



If you're interested in learning more about the 2021 Kia Seltos, give us a call to book an appointment with one of our sales people. We'd be more than happy to show you everything this impressive new SUV has to offer and take you for a test drive. Visit us to find your new Kia Seltos in Calgary today!

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