4 Advantages to Buying a 2023 Kia Seltos Over a Toyota Corolla Cross

Two of the leading choices for the subcompact crossover SUV segment are the 2023 Kia Seltos and the 2023 Corolla Cross. In another article, we covered the advantages of the Corolla Cross, and now we highlight the strengths of the Seltos. Here are four advantages to buying a 2023 Kia Seltos over a Corolla Cross. 

2023 Kia Seltos has better warranty coverage than the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross

Yellow 2023 Kia Seltos parked near some rocks
2023 Kia Seltos | Kia

The first advantage to buying a 2023 Kia Seltos over a 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross is the Seltos has better warranty coverage than Corolla Cross. The Seltos, along with the other models in the Kia lineup, has one of the most generous warranty coverage available.

It’s backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. In comparison, the Corolla Cross only has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty.

2023 Seltos is more maneuverable than the 2023 Corolla Cross

Front angle view of gold 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross | Toyota

The second advantage to buying a 2023 Kia Seltos over a 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross is the Seltos is more maneuverable than the 2023 Corolla Cross. This is due to a couple of reasons. For one, the Seltos has a tighter turning circle than the Corolla Cross (34.8 vs. 35.4 feet). Also, compared to the Corolla Cross, the length of the Seltos is 3.6 inches shorter.

With its greater maneuverability, the Seltos can more fluidly drive through traffic. The maneuveably also helps for driving through curves and around corners. Plus, with its maneuverability and shorter length, it’s easier to park and back up the Seltos.

Kia Seltos provides more passenger space than the Toyota Corolla Cross

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Kia Seltos
2023 Kia Seltos | Kia

The third advantage to buying a 2023 Seltos over a 2023 Corolla Cross is the Seltos provides more passenger space than the Corolla Cross. Both crossover SUVs can seat up to five passengers. However, the Seltos has a total passenger volume of 99.0 cu-ft, compared to 95.0 cu-ft for the Corolla Cross. 

The extra passenger space makes the biggest difference for the rear seats. Compared to the Seltos, the rear seats of the Corolla Cross are more cramped. The Seltos has 38 inches of rear legroom, compared to 32 inches for the Corolla Cross. Also, unlike the Corolla Cross, the rear seats in the Seltos have the ability to recline.

2023 Seltos offers some features that are not available for the 2023 Corolla Cross

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The fourth advantage to buying a 2023 Seltos over a 2023 Corolla Cross is the Seltos offers some features that are not available for the Corolla Cross. On the safety front, this includes a driver alert monitor, which helps prevent inattentive driving and falling asleep behind the wheel. The Seltos also has a rear seat reminder feature to alert you to check the back seat so that you don’t leave kids or pets in the vehicle.

Additionally, the Seltos offers various convenience features that are not available for the Corolla Cross. This includes a remote start system and a GPS navigation system with real-time updates.

The 2023 Kia Seltos has advantages over the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross for warranty coverage, maneuverability, passenger space, and available features. For crossover SUV shoppers aiming to make a purchase decision, these are four solid reasons to buy a 2023 Seltos over a 2023 Corolla Cross.

For reasons to buy a 2023 Corolla Cross over a 2023 Seltos, continue reading below.

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