Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos driving through mud

Can I Go Off-Roading in the 2021 Kia Seltos?

2021 Kia Seltos Off-Road Capability and Performance 

The Kia Seltos has been steadily holding its fan-favorite title here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey and the popularity of this Kia crossover is increasing day by day. The Seltos offers adventure-ready style, a thrill-seeking performance, and a lineup of technology and features that easily put it at the top of its class.  

Almost weekly we have customers coming into our dealership looking at the Seltos and wondering if this Kia will give them the tools they need to ditch the streets and take the path-less-traveled. The fun-to-drive Seltos not only offers style on the road but confidence on the trails thanks to its off-road-capable performance features.  

Are you considering getting a new vehicle for your next adventure? See why we recommend the 2021 Kia Seltos in this off-road capability and performance guide.  

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2021 Kia Seltos Off Road 

The 2021 Kia Seltos offers rugged city style and trail-ready capability. The Seltos is available with an active on-demand all-wheel-drive system and sits tall on the road with 7.2 inches of ground clearance. With this in mind, the 2021 Seltos can easily hit the trails and tackle even the harshest weather conditions. While the 2021 Seltos was not designed for grueling off-road conditions or the most adrenaline-pumping muddy terrain, the Seltos can easily handle entry-level off-roading and sand-, gravel-, and rock-covered trails. Additional performance and engineering features that make the off-road capability of the 2021 Kia Seltos possible include: 

  • MacPherson strut front suspension 
  • Coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension 
  • Dynamax™ Full-time All-Wheel Drive system with Lock Mode 
  • Torque Vectoring Corner Control 
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos driving in forest
Closeup of mud-covered AWD badge on yellow 2021 Kia Seltos
Profile view of 2021 Kia Seltos driving through forest

2021 Kia Seltos Engine Performance 

The four-trim Kia Seltos lineup offers two engine options its mix: a base option and the fully-capable turbocharged powerplant. The 2021 Seltos offers: 

  • 2.5-liter MPI 4-cylinder engine  
    • 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque 
    • Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic® 
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 
    • 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque 
    • 7-speed dual-clutch transmission 

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Start Your Adventure in Tampa Bay 

Are you ready to set out on your next adventure? Come out to Friendly Kia to get behind the wheel of an off-road-ready 2021 Kia Seltos. Visit the Friendly Kia inventory to view our current selection of in-stock Seltos models at our New Port Richey dealership near Tampa Bay, FL.  

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