Take a look at the table we have created that clearly shows all the essential exterior dimensions of Kia Seltos.

Size mm in.

Length 4370 172

Width 1800 70.8

Height 1615 63.6

Wheelbase 2630 103.5

While the Seltos fall under mid-size SUV, with a spacious design, cabin and trunk space are notable, with passengers in the front and back sure to be comfortable.

At 4370mm long and 1800mm wide, the 2020 Kia Seltos certainly doesn’t feel small. Those dimensions make the Seltos larger than most of its competitors in this segment, which helps explain why five adults can fit inside so comfortably.

Kia’s official numbers show that front passengers get 1051mm in legroom, 1409mm in shoulder space, and 1017mm in headroom. In back, the area is arguably the most accommodating in class, with passengers getting 965mm in legroom, 975mm in headroom, and 1395mm in shoulder space.

Cargo size & ground clearance of Kia Seltos

  • Ground clearance: 183mm (7.2 inches)
  • Cargo size: 433 – 498L (15.3 – 17.6 cu. ft.)
  • Gasoline tank: 50L (13.2 gallons)

You need to stop focusing on the “mid-size” description of this SUV, as it pushes outside those limits in both passenger and cargo space. With the rear seats in place, the Seltos provides up to 498 liters of cargo space, which can be further expanded with the rear seats reclined.

The Seltos boasts a 183mm ground clearance. That’s not a considerable clearance, but enough for some mild off-road adventures!

The overall weight of the Kia Seltos comes in at 1.4 tons, while the gas tank holds 50L of fuel.

What segment does the Seltos land?

The official designation for the Kia Seltos is as a compact SUV, but that does not adequately describe what this vehicle delivers in terms of passenger and cargo space.

In the US, the Kia line-up features five different SUV and crossovers. From smallest to most substantial, those vehicles are the Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride. The Seltos SUV is more significant than the Soul crossover and slides in-between the Kia Niro hybrid and the Sportage SUV.

To make things a little easier to understand, we have created a comparison table that clearly shows where the Seltos fits within the Kia family.

Model Length Width Height

Soul 165.2 70.9 63

Niro 171.5 71.1 60.4

Seltos 172 70.8 63.6

Sportage 176.4 73 64.4

Sorento 189 74.4 66.3

Telluride 196.9 78.3 68.9

  • the measurements in the table are posted in “inches”