When modern drivers shop for a new SUV, two popular options that are frequently recommended include the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Chevrolet Trax. Drivers who are finding it difficult to choose between the 2021 Kia Seltos vs the 2020 Chevrolet Trax can learn more about both models’ available trim levels, engine performance and interior storage space by reading our comparative analysis below.
The 2021 Kia Seltos is available in five trims, while the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is only available in three. Trims available for the 2021 Seltos include LX, S, S Turbo, EX and SX. The only trim levels available for the 2020 Trax include LS, LT and Premier.
2021 Kia Seltos
2020 Chevrolet Trax
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The 2021 Kia Seltos outperforms the 2020 Chevrolet Trax. The standard engine that powers the 2020 Trax, a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine, is only able to generate up to 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine available for the 2021 Seltos produces up to 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
There’s more space inside the 2021 Kia Seltos than the 2020 Chevrolet Trax, especially when comparing each vehicle’s available storage space. The 2021 Seltos has a maximum cargo capacity of 62.8 cubic feet. Compared to the 2021 Kia Seltos, drivers may find the 48.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity found in the 2020 Chevrolet Trax cramped and unappealing.
2021 Kia Seltos exterior paint colors include: Dark Ocean Blue, Neptune Blue, Snow White Pearl, Black Cherry, Steel Gray, Mars Orange, Starbright Yellow, Gravity Gray, Dark Ocean Blue & Black Cherry, Dark Ocean Blue & Clear White, Starbright Yellow & Black Cherry and Clear White & Black Cherry.