2021 Kia Seltos Vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR

Kia has blessed the universe with an all-new model for 2020, and it’s known as the Kia Seltos. This subcompact SUV excels most powerfully in the category of cargo volume; it boasts more cargo space than any other subcompact SUV known to exist and even takes down some in the compact SUV class. In addition, the machine enjoys a delightful fuel economy, a generous array of tech, and an intuitive infotainment system.

The 2020 Toyota C-HR boasts composed handling and a comfortable ride; perhaps one of its greatest strengths is its highly unique styling that’s hard to find elsewhere. However, it struggles in terms of backseat room and a cramped cargo area.

How do these two models compare? Find out in our no-holds-barred model deathmatch below!

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2021 Kia Seltos Vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR

2021 kia Seltos


2020 Toyota C-HR


Starting MSRP


Up to 29 mpg in the city / 34 on the highway

Fuel Economy

27 mpg in the city / 31 on the highway

26.6 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (behind rear seats)

19.1 cubic feet

62.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (with rear seats folded)

37 cubic feet
Available All-Wheel Drive? Standard


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Transport Capability

The 2021 Kia Seltos is the clear choice for those in search of maximum transport capability. The cavernous cargo volume far outpaces that of the 2020 Toyota C-HR, and this impressive space is helped further by a wide hatch opening and a low cargo floor. These elements make it a breeze to get big, heavy items inside.

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Available All-Wheel Drive

The 2021 Kia Seltos also boasts greater possibilities through the availability of an all-wheel drive drivetrain; the 2020 C-HR only comes with front-wheel drive. The Seltos also manages to pull off a superior possible fuel economy.

Side view of a yellow 2021 Kia Seltos parked in front of a warehouse where its owner works
Side view of the interior of a 2021 Kia Seltos