Kia Seltos

Price $23,695 – $33,695
Fuel consumption 7.1 – 9.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 76%(view ratings)
The Kia Seltos is a subcompact SUV with only a few minor revisions for the 2023 model year. A hybrid variant has yet to show up despite some rumours suggesting it would. Base models feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 146 horsepower. FWD is standard, but AWD is available. Customers can also choose a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine that serves up 175 horsepower via a dual-clutch transmission and standard AWD.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 76%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 5/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2023

Minor changes to reduce cabin noise.


  • Good habitability
  • Lots of equipment for the price
  • Energy efficient


  • Improveable cabin soundproofing
  • Fragile gearboxes
  • Overpriced turbo engine