2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2021 Kia Seltos vs 2020 MB GLA SUV

At the beginning of 2020, the 2021 Kia Seltos started showing up at U.S. dealerships. This compact SUV is between the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage in terms of size. However, it has stylistic features of the Kia Telluride. Kia noticed what people liked about the Kia Telluride and put it onto a smaller model with a lower, budget-friendly price. As the 2021 Kia Seltos became more available to the public, we were able to see how it compared to existing models.

A lot of people compared the Seltos to luxury models like the BMW XI, Range Rover Evoke and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Today, we are going to be doing a comparison of the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. We will be focusing on starting MSRP, cargo space, engine and drivetrain. Check out the chart below to see how they compare.

2021 Kia Seltos LX


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

$21,990 Starting MSRP $34,250*
62.8 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 43.6 cubic feet
2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve Inline Four-Cylinder Engine 2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder Turbo
Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Lock Mode Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive

2021 Kia Seltos Technology and Connectivity Features

As you can see in the chart above, the 2021 Kia Seltos and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA don’t share a lot of features. Although they both have a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine, the Kia Seltos has a DOHC while the Mercedes-Benz GLA has a turbo engine. Another difference, not shown in the chart, is the availability of features. While moving up in trims, the 2021 Kia Seltos gets more features. For the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, however, you may need to buy the additional features. As you compare these models, here are some of the available technology and connectivity features of the 2021 Kia Seltos:

  • 10.25-inch color LCD touch screen
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • UVO Link Services
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®

If you are interested in the 2021 Kia Seltos, schedule a test drive at Airport Kia of Naples today. Contact us if you would like more information on this model.

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]