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Kia is producing some of the best SUVs on the market. Models like the Kia Soul, redesigned Kia Sportage, Kia EV6, and the Kia Telluride make a major impact on their respective segments. The South Korean automaker produces competitive nameplates for both models, and it’s playing to win. Kia says that the upcoming 2024 Kia Seltos will have a huge advantage over rivals.

The 2024 Kia Seltos aims to disrupt rankings

The Kia Seltos is a subcompact SUV. The subcompact SUV vehicle segment is extremely competitive thanks to models like the Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona, and Kia Soul. It’s tough for another Kia model to climb rankings because of the mark that the Soul has made on the subcompact SUV space. The quirky Soul has a very particular target audience. The Seltos aims to exist on the opposite end of the spectrum and increase Kia subcompact SUV total market share.

Kia’s website claims that the 2024 Kia Seltos will have more “overall interior room and cargo space than any other SUV in its class.” That’s quite the statement considering how popular small SUVs are becoming and how competitive the space is. If the refreshed 2024 Seltos does indeed have a more spacious cabin and cargo area than any of its rivals, it’s sure to make some waves when it hits dealerships.

According to, the 2023 Kia Seltos has 26.6 cubic feet of cargo volume and 126.2 cubic feet of interior volume. The popular 2023 Mazda CX-30 only has 20.2 cubic feet of cargo volume and 114.3 cubic feet of interior volume. So, the Seltos is already roomier than one of the most popular vehicles in its segment. Even a few more inches of cargo and interior volume will put the 2024 Kia Seltos on a different level of spaciousness compared to rivals.

What do we know about the 2024 Kia Seltos so far?

Car and Driver estimates that the 2024 Kia Seltos will start at around $25K. The 2023 Seltos starts at $23,340, so a $25,000 starting price for the refreshed Seltos seems right on the money. We know it’s getting slightly larger to offer more cabin and cargo space. The update hints at a new exterior and interior as well.

The 2023 Kia Soul was updated for 2023, and the 2023 Kia Sportage is a complete redesign. Kia is bringing its SUVs into the future, making them sleeker, more modern, and better-suited to accommodate consumers.

Is the Kia Seltos a good SUV?

The 2024 Kia Seltos | Kia

The Kia Seltos has decent handling and great cabin space. It also has lots of cargo space and a snazzy interior, especially at upper trim levels. The subcompact SUV has decent standard features. Kia’s subcompact SUV provides great value for the money. It just isn’t as exciting as some of its rivals.

The Mazda CX-30 is known for being refined. The Kona is the fun option. The Soul is the quirky budget option. Kia’s updated Seltos can become more popular and gain accolades as the practical option for small families that enjoy a roomier subcompact SUV. Is the 2024 Kia Seltos the model year that will change everything for the nameplate?


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