2023 Kia Seltos vs. 2023 Honda HR-V: When Value and Options Matter

2023 Kia Seltos vs. 2023 Honda HR-V

Kia makes a big splash for the 2023 model year with the Kia Seltos, a favourite subcompact SUV that is full of features and value. Price, efficiency, versatility and tech drive this vehicle's strong points. But there’s also much more style to it! The competition is scrambling to present models that combine Seltos' traits, but Kia continues to keep a step ahead in the segment.

Here, we compare the 2023 Kia Seltos to the 2023 Honda HR-V.

The 2023 Kia Seltos is more accessible

Accessibility is key these days. And the Seltos delivers because it is packed with value. The Seltos has an entry MSRP of $26,259, and the HR-V starts significantly higher at $30,795.

As a matter of fact, there are 3 Seltos models that have MSRP pricing below the HR-V's introductory price, including the LX FWD, LX, and EX. This allows you to choose different options and features that create a vehicle that is built around you. The premium-grade Seltos SX Turbo starts in the middle of the HR-V's price range, and it performs at a much higher level.

Needless to say, the Seltos is priced to win this comparison from the get go.

The 2023 Kia Seltos features a better performance option

The Seltos also offers the most powerful model in this comparison, the SX Turbo. The 1.6L engine produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, which places this subcompact on a different level. The dual-clutch, 7-speed automatic transmission ensures quick shifting that makes acceleration more enjoyable. The HR-V includes a CVT at all grade levels.

Just because the Seltos is priced lower than the HR-V in several respects, it does not exclude favourite equipment that is standard and available with its larger siblings. Buyers have access to safety features such as Safe Exit Assist System, Hill-assist control, Downhill brake control, Blind-spot Collision Warning, Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep and Follow Assist systems, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Forward collision-avoidance assist, and more.

The Seltos is also much more versatile. Thanks to 752 litres of volume behind the rear seats when it is full of passengers and 1,778 litres when the rear seats are down, the Seltos lets you haul more than the HR-V which only provides 691 litres and 1,559 litres in the same configurations.

You will find many additional reasons to own a 2023 Kia Seltos. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive from our available inventory.