2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Buick Encore

Orange 2021 Kia Seltos and black 2020 Buick Encore

The adventure-set 2021 Kia Seltos has already claimed a fan-favorite title here at Friendly Kia. This compact crossover is delivering exciting style cues, the latest in-car technology, standard all-wheel drive, and more for an affordable price. The Seltos has been knocking down competitors left and right, and in this matchup we’re going to see how the Seltos compares to one of its luxury-line competitors.

This 2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Buick Encore comparison is putting these two vehicles head-to-head to help you decide which model is right for you. Keep reading to see why the Seltos continues to claim hearts here in Tampa Bay or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Seltos models at Friendly Kia.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 Buick Encore

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
1.6-liter turbo engine Available Engine N/A
26.6 cubic feet – 62.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 18.8 cubic feet – 48.4 cubic feet
8.0-inch touchscreen Infotainment Center 8.0-inch touchscreen
$21,990 Starting MSRP $23,200

Buy or Lease a New 2021 Kia Seltos in Tampa Bay

The 2021 Kia Seltos has been a knockout since it first debuted here in Tampa Bay. The all-new SUV combines everything drivers are looking for in an SUV, from all-wheel drive to driver assistance tech to a spacious cargo area. In terms of size, shoppers will get more bang for their buck when they choose this Kia over the competing Buick. The Seltos boasts 26.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space behind its rear seats, while the Encore falls short with just 18.8 cubic feet. Drivers can make use of up to 62.8 cubic feet of space for their adventure gear and cargo when they fold down the rear seats in the 2021 Kia Seltos.

Beneath the hood of the Seltos beats the heart of a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to an Intelligent Variable Transmission. With this duo in tow the Seltos generates up to 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque on the road. The Seltos offers drivers an extra kick of power with the available 175-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine and 7-speed quick-shift DCT automatic. Meanwhile, the 2020 Encore limits shoppers to just one engine option in its lineup – a 138-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

For more information on the 2021 Kia Seltos in Tampa Bay, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.