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The Kia Seltos was introduced for the 2021 model year as a slightly larger, more rugged-looking alternative to the also-subcompact Kia Soul. For 2024, the Seltos has been refreshed with a long list of updates, including a new X-Line trim. So, what separates the 2024 Seltos X-Line from the rest of the model lineup?

The 2024 Kia Seltos is now available in 5 trims

The 2024 Kia Seltos is available in five trims. The LX serves as the base model and starts at $24,390. The S model starts at $24,990, with the midrange EX commanding $25,790. Front-wheel drive is standard on all three models, with the all-wheel drive available for the S and EX. The AWD-only SX tops the range at $29,990.

The Seltos has a generous list of standard features. The base model features an 8-inch touchscreen with a 4.2-inch digital gauge cluster, while the rest of the lineup sports dual 10.25-inch displays. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, and cloth seats. All models feature forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and a driver attention warning.

The mid-range EX adds features like a rear center armrest, synthetic leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, heated front seats, a sunroof, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The range-topping SX sports an upgraded drivetrain, Bose audio system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, a cargo cover, and more.

The X-Line trim joins the Seltos lineup for 2024

The X-Line moniker is applied to several other Kia SUVs and now joins the Seltos lineup between the midrange EX and range-topping SX. The new X-Line, which replaces the now-defunct Nightfall Edition, comes standard with AWD and costs $28,690.

The X-Line is primarily a more rugged exterior appearance package. The Kia Seltos sports a new front and rear fascia throughout the lineup. Still, the X-Line has some unique features like a gunmetal finish grille, gloss-black 18-inch wheels, gloss-black exterior trim, X-Line badging, font and rear gunmetal skid plates, and a black roof rack.

Aside from its unique exterior design, the X-Line shares most of its components and features with the EX and SX trims.

The Seltos rides into 2024 with new looks inside and out

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The 2024 Kia Seltos’ exterior has been tweaked from end to end with a slightly wide front grille, new headlights, revised taillights, and a more rugged lower portion of the front fascia. Two new 17-inch wheel designs are also available.

Inside, all models save for the base Seltos sport dual 10.25-inch displays. Three new interior upholstery options are available: Navy for the X-Line model, brown for the EX and SX trims, and Midnight Green for the SX trim.

The upgraded engine standard in the X-Line and SX models also receives a boost in power. The 1.6-liter, turbo four-cylinder now develops 195 horsepower, 20 more ponies than the previous model, and 195 lb-ft of torque pairing with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The upgraded drivetrain delivers 49 more hp and 63 additional lb-ft of torque over the standard, 2.0-liter inline-four engine.