2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Kia Seltos LX


2021 Toyota RAV4 LE

$21,990 MSRP

Starting Price

$26,250 MSRP
2.0L 4-Cylinder


2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder
41.4/38 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

41/37.8 inches

Seating Capacity

27 mpg

Fuel Economy (City)

27 mpg

If you’re in the market for a new family vehicle, you will likely want to check out the new 2021 Kia Seltos and 2021 Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles offer incredible performance, advanced safety technologies, and interior features that make your vehicle feel at home – without breaking the bank. Only one vehicle can earn the top spot in your Boca Raton-area driveway, so which will it be: the Kia Seltos or Toyota RAV4? Find out as we compare the 2021 Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4. See why this new Kia SUV is the chosen vehicle for many families and drivers.

2021 Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4: Price

We know that many car shoppers are on a tight budget but still need a reliable vehicle for carpooling, daily school drop-offs around Boynton Beach, commuting to work, errands, and so much more. While both vehicles can handle all of that and more without breaking the bank, the entry-level Kia SUV’s cost is significantly less than the entry-level Toyota RAV4. To offer more options, let’s compare the Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4 trim levels and starting prices, excluding the RAV4 hybrid options as the Seltos doesn’t offer hybrid models:

2021 Kia Seltos Price

  • 2021 Seltos LX – Starting at $21,990 MSRP
  • 2021 Seltos S – Starting $21,990 MSRP
  • 2021 Seltos EX – Starting at $25,390 MSRP
  • 2021 Seltos S Turbo – Starting at $25,590 MSRP
  • 2021 Seltos SX Turbo – Starting at $27,990 MSRP

2021 Toyota RAV4 Price

  • 2021 RAV4 LE – Starting at $26,250 MSRP
  • 2021 RAV4 XLE – Starting at $27,545 MSRP
  • 2021 RAV4 XLE Premium – Starting at $30,250 MSRP
  • 2021 RAV4 Adventure – Starting at $33,355 MSRP
  • 2021 RAV4 TRD Off-Road – Starting at $35,980 MSRP
  • 2021 RAV4 Limited – $34,780 MSRP

As you can see, the Seltos trim levels are more affordable than the RAV4 configurations.

2021 Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4: Performance Specs

Now that you know the price, let’s take a look at what’s under the hood in these two SUVs: 

  • The entry-level Seltos comes packed with a standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) and offers an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/31 mpg highway fuel economy rating.
  • The entry-level RAV4 offers a slightly stronger 2.5L Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that drives 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a direct shift eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. You can expect an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway fuel economy.

While the RAV4 offers a slightly stronger engine and an ever-so-slightly better highway fuel economy, it’s not going to offer a performance that’s worth the higher starting price. The 2021 Kia Seltos still offers a peppy, fuel-efficient engine for less!

2021 Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4: Standard Features

When it comes to standard interior features, the Kia SUV knows how to impress. Whether you’re just running errands in West Palm Beach or heading out on a family vacation, you can rest assured that you and your passengers are connected and protected while out on the roads. Both vehicles offer impressive standard features, but the Toyota RAV4 can’t compare with everything that the new Kia Seltos has to offer drivers. 

Here are just some of the standard features in the 2021 Kia Seltos:

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 8-inch Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
  • USB Audio Input/Charging Port
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology
  • Rollover Sensor
  • Traction Control System
  • And many more!

Test Drive the New Seltos in Delray Beach

Once you have compared the Kia Seltos vs. Toyota RAV4, it’s time to make the short drive from the Pompano Beach area to test drive this much-talked-about Kia SUV. We’ll work with you to make sure you end up behind the driver’s seat of the Seltos configuration that’s best suited for your driving needs. Before stopping by, be sure to check out our Seltos lease deals and vehicle specials, and get pre-approved for financing. If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to schedule your test drive, contact us today!

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