KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai
Occupying the slim middle ground between the Soul and the Sportage in Kia’s SUV lineup is the subcompact KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai, which pairs style with practicality in a size that is just right. The Seltos shares its platform and powertrains with the smaller Hyundai Kona, which helps it deliver an engaging driving demeanor and competitive fuel economy. Base models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but upmarket trims come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter that pumps out 175 horsepower. While the base LX model comes standard with popular driver-assistance features and provides an adequate list of standard infotainment equipment, the Seltos’s other trims are more likely to satisfy modern SUV buyers with additional niceties and a host of available options. The fact that the KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai is slightly larger—and therefore slightly roomier—gives it another advantage over other subcompact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks.
For the KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai sophomore year, it gains a host of driver-assistance features as standard, including automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. The larger 10.3-inch infotainment screen is now standard on more of the Seltos’s trim levels, and all but the LX trim now come with automatic climate control and remote start; the top-spec SX receives a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a new Plum interior color scheme. The Nightfall Edition is new to the lineup this year and features unique black-painted 18-inch aluminum wheels and blacked-out exterior trim.
The best value lies with the KIA Seltos SUV Rent Dubai | Imperial Premium Rent a Car. The SX model will come loaded with almost everything, but the EX is well-equipped, too, but much cheaper. All-wheel drive will ratchet up the price of all four versions, but depending on where you live and how you plan to use the Seltos, that feature may not be necessary.
Kia offers two different four-cylinder engines in the KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai: a 2.0-liter that makes 146 horsepower or a turbocharged 1.6-liter that pumps out 175. We were able to sample the Seltos with the turbocharged 1.6-liter in Korea and found its power to be more than adequate. While the base engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), the turbo comes with a seven-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is optional with both engines. The Seltos offers a firm but mostly smooth ride and handling is sharp for an SUV—it’s far more entertaining and composed than rivals such as the Jeep Compass and Toyota Rush.
The EPA estimates that the KIA Seltos SUV Rent Dubai | Imperial Premium Rent a Car will deliver fairly efficient MPG figures, which is unsurprising since it shares mechanicals with the Kona. Highway fuel economy is estimated to be as high as 34 mpg for front-wheel-drive models with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder. On our 200-mile highway fuel economy test route, an all-wheel-drive Kona with the 2.0-liter returned 33 mpg; a front-wheel-drive model with the 1.6-liter managed 34 mpg.
Inside, the KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai offers noticeably more space for people and cargo than the Kona and the materials used throughout the cabin are well-chosen and refined enough to seem right at home in the showroom next to the brand’s excellent Telluride SUV. Interior ambient lighting is standard on the upscale SX model and can be set to pulse along with the music like the system Kia offers in the smaller Soul SUV. We haven’t had a Seltos for testing, but during our test drive in Korea, the cargo area easily swallowed our suitcases, backpacks, and photo bag.
All Seltos models will have a touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, but the optional 10.3-inch unit is the one to get. It offers navigation and the capability to split the screen so you can view the map and directions at the same time you’re making changes to the radio station. Depending on which model you choose, the KIA Seltos SUV Rent in Dubai can also be equipped with a wireless smartphone-charging pad, up to three USB ports, a head-up display, and a 7.0-inch color display in the gauge cluster. An eight-speaker Bose audio system will also be optional and features fractal-textured speaker grilles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Seltos a four-star safety rating and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported that the Kia provided good results in its battery of crash tests. Kia is offering a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance tech on the Seltos, but it appears to be an optional package rather than a standard set of features as with rivals such as the Toyota C-HR and Nissan Kicks. Key safety features include:
- Available automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Available blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
- Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
KIA Seltos SUV Rent Dubai
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
97 in3, 1591 cm3
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 11.0-in vented disc/10.3-in disc
Tires: Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91, 235/45R-18 94V M+S
Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length: 172.0 in
Width: 70.9 in
Height: 64.2 in
Passenger volume: 99 ft3
Cargo volume: 27 ft3
Curb weight: 3271 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.4 sec
60 mph: 6.6 sec
100 mph: 19.5 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.0 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.5 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.0 sec
¼-mile: 15.3 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (C/D est): 125 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 160 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.84 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 21 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 30 mpg
Highway range: 390 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 27/25/30 mpg