2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 GMC Terrain

Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos and grey 2020 GMC Terrain

The subcompact SUV segment of the automotive market is giving shoppers more choices than ever. These small SUVs combine versatility and capability with an environmental impact that is closer to that of a small car. With a small footprint and big capabilities, crossovers are the vehicles that more and more shoppers are leaning towards.

The 2021 Kia Seltos is one of the latest vehicles to join the crossover rankings and it has already paved a way for itself into the hearts of drivers. This stylish and athletic subcompact SUV checks all of the boxes on the list of things drivers are looking for in a new vehicle, but how does it compare to other members of the competition? We're putting the Seltos up against the 2020 GMC Terrain to see how these two vehicles compare. Keep reading to see what sets these two models apart or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Seltos models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2021 Kia Seltos


2020 GMC Terrain

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine
1.6-liter Turbo engine Available Engine 2.0-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine
Yes Standard AWD on Base Model No
8-inch color touchscreen Standard Infotainment System 7-inch GMC Infotainment System
Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Standard
Yes Reclining Rear Seats No
26.6 cubic feet - 62.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 29.6 cubic feet - 63.3 cubic feet
$21,990 Starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price $26,195
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Seltos Tramples Over Competing 2020 Terrain

After having only been on the market for a few weeks at the time of publication, the 2021 Kia Seltos is already dominating its segment of the automotive market. With its crisp design, tech-forward interior, and spirited performance, drivers are flocking towards the 2021 Seltos.

Beneath the hood of the base 2021 Kia Seltos sits a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 146 horsepower on tap. The Seltos comes standard with an all-wheel drivetrain, so there’s no need for drivers to upgrade past the base model just to get confident handling and traction on the road. Shoppers looking for a more powerful performance can opt for a Seltos model equipped with the available 1.6-liter Turbo engine. This setup amplifies the power output of the Seltos up to 175 horsepower on the road. The competing 2020 GMC Terrain comes equipped with a 1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine in its base front-wheel drive model. In order to get AWD in a Terrain, shoppers must upgrade to a higher trim grade for an additional cost.

The 2021 Seltos delivers everything a driver needs out of a vehicle in each model. The base Seltos comes equipped with ample cargo space, the latest technology, and high-tech safety features. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ comes standard in the base Seltos model, out-measuring the standard 7-inch system in the Terrain. Tech-savvy shoppers can get an even bigger 10.25-inch infotainment in higher Seltos trim grades.

New Port Richey drivers will find that the 2021 Kia Seltos hits every mark when it comes to style, efficiency, and performance. Come try it out for yourself when you visit us at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay. Contact our team with any questions surrounding the Kia Seltos or other available inventory.