2023 Seltos Vs. 2023 Trailblazer in Corpus Christi, TX

2023 Kia Seltos Vs. 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Finding a subcompact crossover can be a daunting task. That's because there are so many choices around. Subcompact crossovers represent a great mix of space, practicality, and maneuverability for individuals, couples, and smaller families. That’s why almost every passenger vehicle manufacturer in the United States offers at least one.

How do you pick from models such as the 2023 Kia Seltos and the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer? We'll tell you which compact crossover is best by comparing interior, performance, and safety characteristics.

The Seltos and the Trailblazer, in their current forms, debuted for the 2021 model year in the North American market and are the first generation of their type. If you want to check out a 2023 Seltos, call our team at Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX.

Interior Comparison

The 2023 Seltos and the 2023 Trailblazer can seat up to five adults in their passenger cabins. The 2023 Seltos offers 99 cubic feet of space, and the 2023 Trailblazer isn't far behind at 98 cubic feet. Moreover, the 2023 Seltos offers 26 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2023 Trailblazer offers 25 cubic feet.

Reviewers have noted that the 2023 Seltos' cabin looks and feels more premium than the segment average. This puts it ahead of the 2023 Trailblazer in terms of a nice place to spend time. Higher trims of the 2023 Seltos also offer customizable ambient lighting that even pulses to music. Both subcompact crossovers offer automatic climate control and the expected powered conveniences.

The 2023 Seltos and the 2023 Trailblazer have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The largest screen you can get on the 2023 Seltos is an excellent 10.3-inch unit. It dwarfs the 8.0-inch unit that's the best offering on the 2023 Trailblazer. You can also option an eight-speaker Bose sound system, a heads-up display, wireless phone charging, and extra USB charging ports on the 2023 Seltos.

Seltos Interior

Center Console Steering Wheel Cargo space

Trailblazer Interior

Center Console Steering Wheel Cargo space

Performance Comparison

The 2023 Seltos has a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine in base trim. This engine develops 146 horsepower and sends this power via a CVT gearbox to all four wheels on all trims except the lowest S trim, which is front-wheel-drive. Then there's a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 175 horsepower to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. This is nippy enough for a sub-7 second zero to 60 sprint.

The 2023 Trailblazer offers two engine options, which aren’t as powerful as those on the 2023 Seltos. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder with 137 horsepower. Drive goes to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox. Then, there's a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with 155 horsepower. This drives the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. However, you can also spec an all-wheel-drive system if desired.

Safety Features Comparison

The 2023 Seltos and the 2023 Trailblazer offer airbags, stability control, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, daytime running lamps, child safety locks, and lane-keeping assist as standard fitment. They can also be optioned with adaptive cruise control. Furthermore, the adaptive cruise control option on the 2023 Seltos can also detect cyclists.

Find the 2023 Seltos in Corpus Christi, TX

If you’re looking for the best subcompact crossover, you can’t pass over the 2023 Seltos. It's got a nicer and more spacious cabin than the 2023 Trailblazer. It beats it with a range of smooth and powerful drivetrains and matches it on safety. Why not swing by Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX, and test drive a 2023 Seltos today?

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