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10 Things To Know Before Buying The 2023 Kia Seltos

Ever since it came into the market, the Seltos has been one of the most successful offerings of the segment, which can be attributed to the exquisite design language, feature-packed interior, and decent powertrain. There is quite a list of customizations on offer, making it a bit more personalized than the rivals in the segment.

Ever since it came into the market the celtos has been one of the most successful offerings of the segment which can be attributed to the exquisite design language feature packed interior and decent powertrain there is quite a list of customizations on offer making it a bit more personalized than the rivals in the segment with the arrival of the 2023 kia saltos

Kia offers a lot of minor updates making it even more value for money so let’s look at 10 things you need to know before buying the 2023 kia seltos similar to the 2022 iteration of the kia saltos the 2023 kia selto’s retains both motors with five trim configurations the lower lx s and ex trim get the 2-liter naturally aspirated inline 4 mpi engine producing 146

Horsepower and 132 pounds of torque the motor is pretty torquey equating to a decent low end and mid-range performance apart from the base motor a 1.6 liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection inline 4 motor produces 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque this makes the car peppy and can achieve a zero to 60 miles per hour time of 6.6 seconds with this

Motor the car can do a top speed of 125 miles per hour and has a quarter mile time of 15.3 seconds the 2-liter naturally aspirated motor comes mated to the ivt automatic transmission a cvt automatic with overdrive this cvt is adequate for this compact suv making the drive easy and comfortable there is no delay in power delivery and the rubber band effect commonly

Associated with the cvts is well masked however if you wish to have a more entertaining drive the 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission equipped with the 1.6 liter motor is the one to get this is a reasonably fast shifting automatic transmission and is adequately smooth in operation there is a manual mode on offer driver selectable mode and sequential shift

Control even though the kia selto’s is a compact suv with a pretty impressive ground clearance of 7.3 inch that doesn’t mean that it is a terrible car around the corners the front end comes with the strut front suspension with coil springs and the rear gets the multi-link rear suspension with coil springs contributing to the fun factor when taking tight corners

Around the b roads the celtos feels well planted the body roll is not a deal breaker due to the stiff suspension setup and the understeer could only be exposed at the limits even though the electronic power steering doesn’t offer an excellent feel and feedback it is much superior to many of the rivals in this segment the kia selto’s is a spacious offering of the

Compact suv segment the front seat occupants would be highly satisfied with the front leg room of 41.4 inch and the headroom of 40. even the shoulder room is better than many of the rivals the seats have more than enough side bolstering and are well padded regarding the rear seat the legroom of 38 inch and the headroom of 38.4 are enough to provide a comfortable

Traveling experience for the passengers the shoulder room on offer makes it decent for three rear passengers however the underthigh support could have been better the leatherette upholstery offered with the higher trims makes it look premium the infotainment system is one area that makes the seltos a unique proposition for the price coming out with a base price of

Twenty four thousand one hundred eighty five dollars the seltos retains the eight inch touchscreen infotainment system for the base lx trim and a 10.3 touchscreen infotainment system with all the other four trims the eight inch touchscreen infotainment system is reasonably packed with features and offers android auto and apple carplay connectivity the six speaker

Audio system is decent for the price however the bigger 10.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system is more intuitive than the smaller design and gets satellite radio voice recognition and optional navigation ride quality is essential as a compact suv that families often buy however the kia saltos has a noticeably harsher ride quality compared to rivals like the

Honda hrv and the chevrolet tracks being a stiff setup the low speed ride quality is mediocre and the harshness does transmit to the passengers even as the speeds rise during freeway riding the ride never remains flat there are always minor undulations that the passengers could feel and the bigger potholes unsettle the ride quality quite a bit the saltos is not a

Fantastic proposition regarding the overall refinement level being built in the hyundai kia k2 platform this suv does have its shortcomings kia has added new acoustic glass windshields on all 2023 saltos to help reduce road noise the suspension also emits minor noise when met with undulations of the road apart from that the selto’s equipped with the dual clutch

Transmission doesn’t feel as smooth as the rivals especially when driving enthusiastically the hyundai kona based on the same platform as the kia selto’s offers a similar refinement level the design of this suv still turns heads even after being in production for a while the led headlight with led drl beautiful grille with chrome surrounds and the blacked out

Air dam make the front end of saltos handsome that is also the reason for the superior road presence of this suv when viewed from the sides the chrome embossing in the door handles and window bezels and the 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in 235 section rubbers help it to stand out the blacked out body cladding roof and striking character line make it feel

More premium and upmarket than the rivals some older vehicles from kia and hyundai were not famous for their outright build quality these yesteryear vehicles paint quality and quality control were far from perfect making them not a favorite choice among american car buyers however that is not the case with the kia saltos this suv feels extremely premium for

The low base price which could be mainly attributed to the top notch build the body is constructed entirely of high tensile steel making the car feel rigid there is none of the flexing and creaking of panels and the paint quality is superb the body lines and panel gaps feel similar to the european offerings the kia selto’s now comes with more driver assistance

Features including an automated emergency braking system lane keeping assist automatic high beams and a few more apart from that the higher trims like the sx and the nightfall edition come with adaptive cruise control cyclist detection lane departure warning etc even though the 2023 kia saltos hasn’t been crash tested the outgoing 2022 model received a four-star

Rated car in the national highway traffic safety administration crash test it also got a good rating in most of the subsections of the insurance institute for highway safety crash test you

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10 Things To Know Before Buying The 2023 Kia Seltos By Cars Junkie

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