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The 2023 Kia Seltos is a subcompact SUV with a spunky personality and friendly price. From its peppy four-cylinder engines to its quick and agile handling, this South Korean sport utility vehicle puts the fun back in daily driving. And since it has ample cargo space and available all-wheel drive, the Seltos provides useful utility when running errands or driving in snow.

But if you want a 2023 Kia Seltos with all the bells and whistles, how much does it cost? Let’s explore this mini-SUV’s trim levels and which makes the most sense.

2023 Kia Seltos trims and pricing

The 2023 Kia Seltos in white using parking sensors to parallel park.
2023 Kia Seltos | Kia

The 2023 Kia Seltos comes in multiple trims to suit a range of budgets. But no matter the options, every Seltos has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry, and automatic emergency braking. Here’s a rundown of trim levels and pricing.

2023 Kia Seltos LX: $23,340

• 2023 Kia Seltos S: $23,390

• 2023 Kia Seltos EX: $26,640

• 2023 Kia Seltos Nightfall Edition: $27,540

• 2023 Kia Seltos SX: $28,840

Every model comes with AWD except for the S version. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 146 hp comes standard on the LX, S, and EX, while the Nightfall and SX add a turbocharged 1.6-liter four with 175 hp. The base engine routes power through a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and the turbo uses a seven-speed auto.

The LX also comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera. S trims add chrome detailing, LED daytime running lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moving to the EX brings more USB charging ports, automatic climate control, and LED interior lighting. The Nightfall Edition adds a black grille, 18-inch wheels, and side sills. And the range-topping SX has a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Bose audio system, and highway driving assist.

How much does a fully loaded 2023 Kia Seltos cost?

If you want your model loaded to the gills, you’ll have a fun, feature-laden SUV. But it’ll carry a premium. With every available option, let’s see what a $30,165 Seltos SX costs.

While the 2023 Seltos comes in beautiful standard colors, optional hues—like Cherry Black or Dark Ocean Blue—cost an extra $345.

And if you like the feel of open-air motoring, the SX Sunroof Package adds $700.

For maximum interior comfort and convenience, you can select the following:

• Cargo tray: $115

• Carpeted seatback up mat: $115

• Illuminated scuff plate: $325

• Cargo mat: $95

• Carpeted floor mats: $175

• Cargo net, floor: $55

• Interior light kit: $300

And exterior options add function for any adventure:

• Lifestyle hitch: $300

• Cross bars: $360

• Wheel locks: $65

• Mud guards: $125

• Puddle light: $275

Selecting every option costs $33,315—still an excellent value for a full-featured SUV.

Which 2023 Kia Seltos trim is the best?

With so many trims and options, picking the right Kia Seltos can be challenging. But several automotive outlets have recommendations on the best mix of price and features.

According to Edmunds, most consumers purchase the S trim level. And with its reasonable MSRP, it’s easy to understand why.

But others had a different take.

Car and Driver found the EX trim offered superb value and nearly matched the SX’s features at a much lower cost. They also liked its turbo engine and quick acceleration.

At MotorBiscuit, we also picked the EX model as the best of the bunch and noted its considerable standard equipment and affordable starting price.

The Seltos gives drivers a lot for their money with its first-rate equipment and reasonable pricing. Its available turbo engine and all-wheel drive provide peppy performance, while the quality interior is comfortable no matter the trip. That’s an appealing combination.


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