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Ford Bronco Sport vs. Kia Seltos

In comparing the Ford Bronco Sport to the Kia Seltos, the Ford Bronco Sport has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Kia Seltos has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing Based on this comparison of the Ford Bronco Sport versus the Kia Seltos, the Ford Bronco Sport is a better car than the Kia Seltos.

Ford Bronco Sport versus Kia Seltos Pricing

For a new model, the Ford Bronco Sport's price is between $31,718 and $42,885, with the Kia Seltos priced between $24,311 and $32,178.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford Bronco Sport’s base engine makes 181 horsepower, and the Kia Seltos base engine makes 146 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Ford Bronco Sport, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Kia Seltos, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford Bronco Sport has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Kia Seltos.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Ford Bronco Sport has higher safety ratings than the Kia Seltos, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Ford Bronco Sport has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Kia Seltos’s Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2023 Kia Seltos

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$31,718 - $42,885

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,311 - $32,178

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

18 / 24
20 / 61
36 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 18
6 / 61
53 / 61

Summary Review

The Ford Bronco Sport is a compact SUV that combines a comfortable ride with off-road capability. It was introduced for the 2021 model year as a smaller more road-friendly alternative to the Ford Bronco. The average new model costs $32,096.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Surprisingly strong off-road capability
  • Comfortable and confident on-road manners
  • Plenty of cargo space

  • Excessive of wind noise at highway speeds
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Low fuel economy ratings

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, Heritage, Heritage Limited

Trim Levels

LX, EX, SX, S, Nightfall

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

190 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

146 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.047 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD / FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 31 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

356 / 409 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

32.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

138.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.7 inches

Cargo Space:

26.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

62.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

126.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3457 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

70.2 inches

Length:

172.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3087 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

63.6 inches

Length:

172 inches

Wheelbase:

103.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17