I Bought A New Kia Seltos 2.0 Cvt: I Share My First Impressions

After several days of operation of the new Kia Seltos, I would like to share my impressions, the identified disadvantages and advantages. I have experience in owning “Koreans”, as I already drove Getz, which later changed to Duster and Ford.

It was possible to buy Seltos on the eve of the official start of sales, and my choice fell on the “Prestige” complete set with front-wheel drive, CVT and 150 “horses” under the hood. Although initially I thought of choosing between Octavia and Cerato, I liked this model at first sight, even with a lot of negative reviews about it on the Internet.

Review of Kia Seltos 2.0 (149 HP) CVT 2020

With additional options, the car came out to 1,610,000 rubles. and immediately surprised by the absence of the usual Ford rain sensor and eyeglass cases. Since I needed an ordinary city car for driving on asphalt, I immediately tried out the purchase on a march to Smolensk.

For 5 hours of driving, I liked both the seat with good lateral support and the fuel consumption on the highway. With cruise control at a speed of 110 km / h, the engine consumed only 6.2 liters of 95th gasoline per hundred and about 7.5 liters in the city.

The car handles well, even in comparison with the Duster. The model came with Kumho 215/55/17 tires and some kind of winter Chinese, which I abandoned in favor of the proven American Velcro Goodyear ultra grip ice 2. I immediately tested the tires during a 400-kilometer trip in the rain and appreciated the amazing silence in the cabin even in bad weather.

He holds the track, pushes the water out, brakes well, and also disciplines in the sense of keeping a distance and not making sudden maneuvers. Noise isolation on Ka Seltos is quite decent, it allows you to communicate in the cabin without raising your voice. After a run of 1,200 km, there are no complaints either to the variator or to the suspension, and the engine reminds of itself only after 4,000 rpm.

The acoustics are installed by Bose, which seemed flat to me, although I’m not a music lover. I tried to adjust the sound with an equalizer, but did not see any special changes, and therefore gave up this occupation. For example, a comrade’s in-house music in a 2004 Mercedes E220 is much better and juicier.

The steering wheel is covered with imitation leather, which feels like paper, even with a characteristic rustling. Therefore, there are certain doubts about the service life of this material, especially with active use.

The multimedia system raises no objections: everything responds quickly, works clearly and clearly. The screen is just huge, which even distracts a little from the road. It’s good that the car provides the ability to adjust its brightness and even turn it off completely.

But navigation, in my opinion, is too complicated in comparison with traditional Yandex. For several weeks of ownership, I did not notice any glitches and freezes, but I could not completely deal with it, as well as with voice control. I figured out how to control the radio and make calls, but I never figured out how to control navigation with my voice.

Separately, I would like to note the LED optics, which proved to be excellent on the night road and in rainy weather. The visibility was so good that I didn’t even have to strain and worry while driving.

Summing up, we can recognize the model as very worthy for a “Korean” – an adequate price tag, moderate fuel consumption, confidence on the road and dynamics. If you need a simple workhorse, without off-road qualities and unnecessary pathos, then the Kia Seltos will not disappoint in operation.

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After several days of operation of the new Kia Seltos, I would like to share my impressions, the identified disadvantages and advantages. I have experience in owning “Koreans”, as I already drove Getz, which later changed to Duster and Ford.

It was possible to buy Seltos on the eve of the official start of sales, and my choice fell on the “Prestige” complete set with front-wheel drive, CVT and 150 “horses” under the hood. Although initially I thought of choosing between Octavia and Cerato, I liked this model at first sight, even with a lot of negative reviews about it on the Internet.

Review of Kia Seltos 2.0 (149 HP) CVT 2020

With additional options, the car came out to 1,610,000 rubles. and immediately surprised by the absence of the usual Ford rain sensor and eyeglass cases. Since I needed an ordinary city car for driving on asphalt, I immediately tried out the purchase on a march to Smolensk.

For 5 hours of driving, I liked both the seat with good lateral support and the fuel consumption on the highway. With cruise control at a speed of 110 km / h, the engine consumed only 6.2 liters of 95th gasoline per hundred and about 7.5 liters in the city.

The car handles well, even in comparison with the Duster. The model came with Kumho 215/55/17 tires and some kind of winter Chinese, which I abandoned in favor of the proven American Velcro Goodyear ultra grip ice 2. I immediately tested the tires during a 400-kilometer trip in the rain and appreciated the amazing silence in the cabin even in bad weather.

He holds the track, pushes the water out, brakes well, and also disciplines in the sense of keeping a distance and not making sudden maneuvers. Noise isolation on Ka Seltos is quite decent, it allows you to communicate in the cabin without raising your voice. After a run of 1,200 km, there are no complaints either to the variator or to the suspension, and the engine reminds of itself only after 4,000 rpm.

The acoustics are installed by Bose, which seemed flat to me, although I’m not a music lover. I tried to adjust the sound with an equalizer, but did not see any special changes, and therefore gave up this occupation. For example, a comrade’s in-house music in a 2004 Mercedes E220 is much better and juicier.

The steering wheel is covered with imitation leather, which feels like paper, even with a characteristic rustling. Therefore, there are certain doubts about the service life of this material, especially with active use.

The multimedia system raises no objections: everything responds quickly, works clearly and clearly. The screen is just huge, which even distracts a little from the road. It’s good that the car provides the ability to adjust its brightness and even turn it off completely.

But navigation, in my opinion, is too complicated in comparison with traditional Yandex. For several weeks of ownership, I did not notice any glitches and freezes, but I could not completely deal with it, as well as with voice control. I figured out how to control the radio and make calls, but I never figured out how to control navigation with my voice.

Separately, I would like to note the LED optics, which proved to be excellent on the night road and in rainy weather. The visibility was so good that I didn’t even have to strain and worry while driving.

Summing up, we can recognize the model as very worthy for a “Korean” – an adequate price tag, moderate fuel consumption, confidence on the road and dynamics. If you need a simple workhorse, without off-road qualities and unnecessary pathos, then the Kia Seltos will not disappoint in operation.

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