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Derek Boshouwers
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Best Subcompact SUV: 2023 Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos | Photo: D.Boshouwers

Like the Ioniq 5, the Seltos has also been a fairly immediate hit since being introduced on the market. Unlike the Ioniq 5, it’s not electric, but it’s maybe the perfect size for smaller families who want a fuel economical ride that doesn’t foist range anxiety on them.

What KBB liked:

  •  Priced to offer value
  •  Lots of tech for the money
  •  AWD on most trims
  •  Surprisingly spacious inside, including in the second row
  •  Fuel economy
  •  Available two-tone roof for those who want it
  •  Decent power from the turbo engine found in some trims

See also: 2023 Kia Lineup in Canada: Models and Changes

Kia Seltos - Profile
Kia Seltos - Profile | Photo: D.Boshouwers
Kia Seltos - Three-quarters rear
Kia Seltos - Three-quarters rear | Photo: D.Rufiange
Kia Seltos - Interior
Kia Seltos - Interior | Photo: D.Rufiange
Derek Boshouwers
Derek Boshouwers
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  • Over 5 years' experience as an automotive journalist
  • More than 50 test drives in the past year
  • Participation in over 30 new vehicle launches in the presence of the brand's technical specialists