Subaru XV 2.0Is AWD vs Kia Seltos GT Line AWD 2020 Comparison Review

Kia Seltos vs Subaru XV

Today we are looking at two of the best smaller AWD SUV’s.  The Subaru XV VS KIA Seltos

Subaru XV and Kia Seltos are two main models in the small to medium SUV segment. We chose the top spec models in each model range to compare.

Both models are in many ways so close and yet there are significant differences between them, enough to push prospective buyers either way depending on what they want from a SUV.

The Subaru XV has been around for a few years now and a sales success, while the Seltos was released late in 2019 and immediately stamped its presence on the market.

Subaru is powered by a 2.0L boxer engine with a CVT while the Seltos is slightly sportier with a 1.6L turbo engine and a DSG transmission.

Both are packed with a full suite of safety features, the Seltos has a bit more bling and comfort, the Subaru has its famous eyesight system.

The Seltos on demand AWD system is good, the Subaru constant symmetrical AWD is better. It also has significantly more ground clearance than the Seltos. If your driving style favours the more adventurous then the Subaru is definitely for you. The Seltos is better suited to urban driving.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.