Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos and red 2020 Kia Sportage

Is the Kia Seltos or Kia Sportage Bigger?

2021 Kia Seltos vs Kia Sportage 

Crossovers continue to dominate the automotive scenes with new vehicles entering the arena around every turn. These vehicles deliver in every aspect of the game from their convenient daily driving performance to their versatile and spacious interiors. But maybe one of the latest subcompact crossovers, like the 2021 Kia Seltos, has caught your eye and now you’re second-guessing everything you thought you needed in a vehicle.  

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The debate between subcompact crossovers and traditional crossovers is a tricky one. Are subcompact crossover models using their “subcompact” title too literally? Are crossovers actually bigger than their subcompact competition or does the auto world just love classifying vehicles into smaller and smaller subsections? This 2021 Kia Seltos vs Kia Sportage size comparison is here to settle that debate once and for all. 

Is the Kia Sportage Bigger Than the 2021 Kia Seltos? 

By looks alone, the Kia Sportage would appear to be bigger and roomier than the latest addition to the Kia lineup. But is that size difference all that monumental, and does the same go for its interior?  

The amount of cargo space inside of the 2021 Kia Seltos is actually bigger than its big sibling Kia Sportage, despite the overall size difference. Inside the Seltos drivers will have more space for cargo than the Sportage, whether the rear seats are up or down. The Sportage, however, sits taller, wider, and longer than the Seltos and offers a little extra wiggle room for its passengers.  

side profile of the 2021 kia seltos in yellow
red 2020 kia sportage

Below we’ve put together a full breakdown of the size differences between the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Kia Sportage.  

Dimension2021 Kia Seltos2020 Kia Sportage
Wheelbase 103.5 inches  105.1 inches 
Total length 172 inches  176.4 inches 
Width 70.9 inches  73 inches 
Height 63.6 inches  64.4 inches 
Front legroom 41.4 inches  41.5 inches 
Rear legroom 38 inches  38.2 inches 
Front headroom 40 inches  39.3 inches 
Rear headroom 38.4 inches  39.1 inches 
Front shoulder room 55.5 inches  57.1 inches 
Rear shoulder room 54.7 inches  55.1 inches 
Standard cargo space 26.6 cubic feet  30.7 cubic feet 
Maximum cargo space 62.8 cubic feet  60.1 cubic feet 

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While its stature may be small, the subcompact 2021 Kia Seltos delivers optimal space for those weekend adventure essentials. Whether the Seltos or the Sportage seems to offer the right amount of space for your driving needs, you can find your fit on our dealership lot at Friendly Kia. Contact us today for more information about the availability of either of these Kia models in New Port Richey, FL.