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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos

Compact crossovers are among the most popular vehicles in the United States, and the Honda CR-V is among the highest-profile models in the segment. For the current 2021 model year, the automaker has carried over many, if not most of the same features that have helped the two-row crossover SUV become such a competitive platform, however, the vehicle still has a lot of other rivals to deal with. A comparison of the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Kia Seltos will reveal some interesting information. Honda offers the 2021 CR-V in four trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Overall, the 2021 CR-V will offer more performance and more cargo volume than its Kia rival. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda CR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

At first blush, the 2021 Honda CR-V and 2021 Kia Seltos may seem like natural competitors. Both have two rows of seats that will hold up to five passengers. The driver and front passenger in the 2021 CR-V will have 41.3 inches of legroom with the 2021 Seltos nearly matching it. People sitting in the rear seats of the 2021 Honda CR-V can use up to 40.4 inches to stretch their legs, besting the 38 inches available with the Seltos. Additionally, the 2021 Honda CR-V is able to make more cargo volume available than its Kia rival. Buyers can choose the LX, EX and EX-L versions of the 2021 CR-V with 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo when people are sitting in the backseat. A maximum of 75.8 cubic-feet is available. The 2021 Seltos cannot match either figure, offering a maximum of 62.8 cubic-feet available.


2021 CR-V LX, 2WD


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. Max. Cargo Volume 62.8 cu.-ft.
5 people Passenger Capacity 5 people


Performance Specs

Honda uses a single powertrain with the 2021 CR-V, a turbocharged 1.5-liter, inline four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission — it will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Kia employs two engines for the 2021 Kia Seltos. The entry-level models will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under its hood, making 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Some Kia Seltos models will have a larger turbocharged engine available that will make 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.



A photo of the dashboard and driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the lower console and wireless phone charging tray in the 2021 Honda CR-V.