There may be many SUVs out there, but few have made waves quite like the new Kia Seltos. That being said, when drivers visit Jake Sweeney Kia, they often ask us how this model compares against others like the Hyundai Venue.  

A Brief Look at Performance

A major factor that ought to play a role in every SUV purchase is the engine purring beneath the hood. While both the 2021 Kia Seltos and Hyundai Venue bring plenty to the table only one has the superior engine build.  

The Hyundai Venue is a small SUV with an even smaller engine. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-4, it is an SUV that isn’t going to necessarily launch off of the starting line. Pumping out 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft. worth of torque, the Hyundai Venue is no powerhouse.  

Meanwhile, the Kia Seltos delivers a bit more to drivers. Base models start off with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that is capable of 146 horsepower.  And thanks to a zippy CVT, this power is transferred without a moment’s hesitation.  

A Similar Lane of Safety

When it comes to safety, however, both models look eye to eye. The Hyundai Venue for instance gets a rather healthy standard safety features package that includes things like active lane control and automatic high beams; however, don’t expect automatic emergency braking off the jump.  

Meanwhile, the Kia Seltos delivers just a margin more offering drivers automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams at no extra cost to the buyer.  

Shopping for Your Dream Car at Our Kia Dealership

The Kia Seltos is but one of many vehicles that we offer at our Kia dealership in Florence, KY. No matter what model specifically catches your eye, our staff at Jake Sweeney Kia will show you how you can take one home.