When comparing the Kia Seltos's and the Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the Kia Seltos has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Seltos's and the Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Corolla is a better car than the Kia Seltos.
Kia Seltos vs. Toyota Corolla Pricing
A used 2024 Kia Seltos ranges from $25,889 to $33,015 while a used 2024 Toyota Corolla is priced between $23,000 to $28,733. For a new model, the Kia Seltos's price is between $26,110 and $33,538, with the Toyota Corolla priced between $22,994 and $28,348.
Kia Seltos vs. Toyota Corolla Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Seltos loses 42.1 percent of its value and the Toyota Corolla loses 32.8 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Corolla retains 9.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Seltos.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Seltos’s base engine makes 146 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla base engine makes 169 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Seltos, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Corolla, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Corolla 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.