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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos

Anyone who has been out on the road in the last several years has probably noticed the breadth and depth of the crossover SUV segment. These vehicles are flexible and are coming increasingly well-equipped. Potential buyers visiting the Meridian Honda showroom and who are interested in experiencing this automotive phenomenon often turn their attention to the latest Honda CR-V. For the current model year, a comparison of the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos will help customers choose the best crossover SUV to meet their needs. The 2020 CR-V is available in four primary trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. All of them offer more standard performance and cargo volume than its new Kia Seltos rival. Additionally, independent reviews have praised the 2020 CR-V for its eager acceleration without sacrificing fuel economy* as well as its spacious and adaptable interior.

The clearest difference between the 2020 CR-V and 2021 Seltos is physical size. Both crossover SUVs have two rows of seating that can hold up to five passengers. A driver and front passenger in the 2020 Honda CR-V will have about as much legroom as what is available in the 2021 Seltos, however, the Honda crossover SUV is able to make several more inches of legroom available to rear passengers. When it comes to cargo volume, the 2020 Honda CR-V holds a clear advantage over the 2021 Seltos. There is 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume available in the 2020 CR-V when people are using the rear seat. That cargo space can be expanded to 75.8 cubic-feet when the seat is folded down. People choosing the 2021 Seltos will have 26.6 cubic-feet behind its rear seats with a maximum of 62.8 cubic-feet available. Customers can start the pre-ordering for the 2020 Honda CR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

 

2020 CR-V LX, 2WD

Vs.

2021 Kia Seltos

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 146/132
75.8 cu.-ft. Seating Capacity 62.8 cu.-ft.
28/34* Fuel Economy 27/31 (w/ AWD)

 

Performance Specs

Every 2020 Honda CR-V available at Meridian Honda will use the same powertrain. A turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine will be under the hood and attached to a continuously variable transmission. All four trim grades will produce 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Front and all-wheel-drive can be equipped on all models except for the top of the line Touring trim, which is only available with all-wheel-drive. Kia offers two four-cylinder engines with the 2021 Seltos, neither of which will make as much power as the engine used by the 2020 CR-V. The naturally aspirated power plant is rated for just 146 horsepower and the turbocharged engine makes 175 horsepower.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-package/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

 

 

A photo of the center console in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2020 Honda CR-V.