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2021 Kia Seltos Engine Details

LX and EX trims get a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission that’s good for 146 hp. A 175-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is optional on the S and standard on the SX. We drove a Hyundai Tucson with a similar 1.6-liter turbo and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and found that it tended to lurch and hesitate in low-speed traffic. We hope the same isn’t true for the Seltos.

Front-wheel drive is standard, but buyers can opt for an all-wheel-drive system that Kia says is similar to the one found in the larger Telluride SUV.

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