2024 Kia Seltos EX: Review, Specs & Price

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2024 Kia Seltos EX: Review, Specs & PriceDespite the fact that Kia Seltos Kia Seltos has only been on the market since its debut in 2020 The Korean automaker has thrown several changes in the vehicle for its mid-cycle 2024 update. The changes are designed to make this compact vehicle competitive in one of the largest segments for vehicles.

2024 Kia Seltos EX Design
2024 Kia Seltos EX Design

Alongside a redesign of the styling, The ’24 Seltos is also equipped with an upgraded turbo engine, a brand-new transmission, a wider range of tech as well as a tougher model of trim.


Kia’s “Opposites United” design language which was first revealed on the upcoming EV9 SUV, was used on the 2024 Seltos with a style that may not appear intuitive at first but it is apparent on closer examination.

Some of the key changes in front are the more spacious Tiger Nose grille, available projected LED headlights as well as “Star-map” signature grille lighting as well as new front skid plates as well as vertical fog lights. The rear of the 24 Seltos gets a fresh tailgate garnish and a new combination with LED taillights, and a Star-map’s signature lighting. Front, as well as rear bumpers, have been revamped.

Two brand new 17-inch wheel designs are on offer, as is an 18-inch wheel that is exclusively for the SX. Two brand new colors for the exterior, Valais Green and Pluton Blue are offered in the form of options.

Updates to cabins include a panoramic display, which combines the cluster of instruments and multimedia screens together into a seamless display. The component for the instrument cluster is 4.2 inches. The multimedia touchscreen measures 8.0 inches. However, both screens are also able to be expanded up to 10.25 inches.

Kia has expanded the Seltos interior colors that include navy (X-Line) and brown (EX, SX), and midnight green, which is only available to SX (and only available in the United States, sorry Canada). The sunroof and front seats are ventilated. can be purchased as a package.

In 2024, Kia will upgrade 2024’s Seltos with more basic and readily available features, like the Smart Power Liftgate (standard on SX in the US; EX Premium and more in Canada) This is an uncommon feature within the market. One of the key features of the liftgate is that it can be set to automatically open whenever the fob of your key is located close to the vehicle.

In terms of the connectivity aspect, Kia Connect is standard for all trims beginning with S in the US (EX Premium in Canada) It can be used in conjunction using a smartphone or smartphone (i.e. Apple Watch) for secure and unlock car as well as the use of a digital key (Key Two Touch) that is able to be used instead of a fob that can be distributed to others through text messages.

Other noteworthy tech features are three regular USB ports (one USB-C) as well as wireless charging of smartphones, and dual-setting memory seats for the driver. Wired Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto are also standard throughout the Seltos collection.

In terms of safety, The 2024 Seltos has a wider array of safety options that include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance, Blind Spot Collision Warning, as well as Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning.

The standard features include the Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist as well as Assist with Lane Following Assist, Rear View Monitor, and Rear Occupant Warning.

In Canada, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Follow Assist, and Front Collision-Avoidance Assist are included on all levels.

The trip was about 4 hours long driving the Dark Ocean Blue SX tester through street corners, however, we did manage to locate an off-road trail that was moderately muddy with muddy, sandy, and wet areas in the photographs. The trail also ran on the sand to capture some lakefront shots.

In all conditions on all surfaces, the Seltos SX proved to be an extremely comfortable and decently robust user. Though it’s not made for off-roading it was able to handle the SX equipped with its central diff in its place was able to handle our 1.86-mile (3 kilometers) off-roading trip without difficulty. The X-Line could be a great preferred option for off-road trails, but the X-Line wasn’t in our plans to us which is why we went using the SX which performed superbly.

When driving on pavement On the road, the 2024 Seltos is an easy and pleasant drive, and lots of power to propel through the streets thanks to its newly updated 1.6-liter turbo engine. The power delivery is smoother due to switching to the eight-speed auto ‘box which makes it more suitable for daily vehicle driving. It will also give you a good return on fuel.

In terms of the design modifications, the subtle but diverse design tweaks create the Seltos much more appealing from the outside. The twin 10.25-inch digital screens with the ability to customize their layouts, an easy navigation interface for users, and sharp HD resolution give this Kia an upscale appearance. Additional content options, including a powered liftgate and digital key, a memory driver’s seat, and robust safety features, make the already attractive Seltos to be even more appealing.

2024 Kia Seltos EX Interior
2024 Kia Seltos EX Interior

Exterior and Interior

Kia has updated the 2024 Seltos with a wide-screen display, which displays both informational and driver display in one place. Some other Kia models feature this type of design as well, and it’s great to see it made to be integrated into more basic vehicles.

Trims at the base level have an 8-inch infotainment screen as well as a 4.2-inch instrument cluster. However, the higher trims have two 10.25-inch displays. The two versions are on the same display. The new screen is more connected than the earlier version, with improved design and interior style, providing the Seltos an elegant look.

The Kia infotainment system is considered to be one of the top in the marketplace It works efficiently with its upgraded 10.25-inch display. It is simple to navigate the system and the screen is simple to read due to huge, sharp icons that are responsive when touched. Kia makes climate control separate to make them easy to access. the knobs that are physical for the volume and tune are always appreciated.

Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto connectivity is standard for all trim levels of 2024 Seltos However, the integration requires wired connectivity. I connected with my Samsung Galaxy S21 with no difficulties as Android Auto started up immediately. Android Auto works well, however, with its full control of the screen it is necessary to go into the menu before you can exit Android Auto to access the Kia native Kia functions.

Although the seats aren’t changing in 2024’s model year, they’re fashionable and offer decent assistance. The seats in the front were very cozy, even after many hours of driving.

The front has plenty of storage space with two cup holders and an enclosed center console. The wireless charging pad as well as several USB ports that are within reach of drivers keep gadgets running. Controls for heating the seat are near the gear selection at the center.

The Seltos is not the biggest crossover. The rear seat is extremely spacious with ample headroom and legroom. It even has enough room for a middle-sized passenger but the bottom of the middle seat and back are quite rigid and could cause discomfort for a longer travel. Two USB ports are accessible to rear seat passengers.

With more than 26 cubic feet of storage area behind the back seats, the Seltos provides a decent degree of convenience. It has plenty of room to store a couple of pieces of luggage or even a few bags of grocery items. When you fold the back seats, it increases the overall area by 62.8 cubic feet.

The Seltos was brand new two years ago, this refresh of 2024’s model is more evolutionary rather than radical. Many customers will not even know that the Seltos is updated in its appearance unless both models are placed side by side.

The wider grille, complemented by full-projection LED headlights is the most prominent change to the exterior. Kia has added “Star Map” LED lighting which connects the headlights running lights and the grille. It gives the Seltos an edgy look when it comes to night. Vertical fog lights are integrated more seamlessly into the bumper and the upgraded lower bumper offers Seltos that have a more exciting design.

On the back, Kia updated the taillights by incorporating a vertical style, joined by a bar of light that runs along the back of the gate which gives the Seltos a more striking appearance. The rear reflectors and the backup lights on the bumper resemble the style and form of the fog lamps in front.

To complete the new look, Kia has introduced new wheel shapes that aid in distinguishing the different trim levels. Kia provides Seltos in three new colors. Seltos with three different color options: Pluton Blue, Fusion Black as well as Valais Green. In the brand new Pluton Blue, my test vehicle drew a lot of interest from people who weren’t sure about the car but loved the shade.

2024 Kia Seltos EX
2024 Kia Seltos EX


The 2024 update does not bring an electrification option to the Seltos however, Kia has increased the output for this 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (standard for SX as well as X-Line) up from 175 horsepower to 195 but has left the torque at 195 pounds-feet. It is equipped with an eight-speed automated transmission that replaces the previous 7-speed dual-clutch automated.

The power numbers for the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which powers those in the LX, S, and 2024 Kia Seltos EX levels remain with 146 horsepower and 132 pounds of torque. Like before it is now the 2.0-liter engine is coupled with a CVT which Kia describes as an Intelligent Variable Transmission. It is available on-demand and has a central-locking differential, which can divide the engine’s torque equally between the front and rear wheels. It can be found in S, EX, X-Line, and SX levels.


In 2024, the Kia Seltos begins at $24,390. Starting price for turbo power is $28,690 when you choose the X-Line trim. The most expensive SX model is priced at $29,990. Seltos LX $24,390 Seltos S $24,990 Seltos EX $25,790 Seltos X-Line $28,690 Seltos SX $29,990. The prices listed are the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) and do not include the factory-to-dealer shipping cost (destination fee).