Compare 2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Jeep Compass
2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Jeep Compass


2021 Kia Seltos

2.4L 4cyl


2.0L 4cyl
180 HP


146 HP
22 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 31 hwy*

Serving Brunswick, GA

Compact and small SUVs are today’s station wagons. However, unlike those family cars of a past age, vehicles like the 2021 KIA Seltos and the 2021 Jeep Compass have the power to take on rougher surfaces than simply local streets. Between the two vehicles, there are several differences. Particularly when it comes to engine performance, comfort, and infotainment options. Continue to read more about these vehicles and how to take an online test drive at CDJR Brunswick.


Both the 2021 Jeep Compass and KIA Seltos have a similar powertrain. However, the former is more powerful. Where the Seltos has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, the Compass comes with a 2.4-liter motor.

Thus, the Jeep model features 180 horsepower (hp) as opposed to 146hp on the 2021 KIA Seltos. Hence, its torque, the pounds the Compass can pull via lb. ft., equals 175hp at 3900 pounds.


Compact and small SUVs have the tendency to be uncomfortable. However, the Compass is an exception. With just one inch more in length, the Jeep model increases comfort levels across many areas.

For instance, the total passenger volume is nearly 100 feet cubed. The shoulder room in the front seats is 57 inches wide as opposed to 55 for the Seltos. The hip room in the front and headroom in the second row of seats is also more than the KIA.


Fiat Chrysler, the maker of the 2021 Jeep Compass, tends to outshine other manufacturers in the realm of infotainment devices. This is due to their patented UConnect system. Though the 2021 KIA Seltos also has an impressive infotainment system with an eight-inch display and support for Apple Play and Android devices, the Compass does a bit better.

First, its screen is approximately 8.5 inches, which makes it easier to utilize the touchscreen buttons. Second, UConnect offers a built-in 4G LTE Wifi setup. Thus, everyone has the potential to access the internet for long drives. This makes trips with the kids a bit quieter.

The Compass’ infotainment system also comes with an option to purchase Sirius XM Guardian. This is an application that allows you to perform several actions before you get to the car. For instance, from your mobile device, you could lock/unlock the doors, remotely start the engine, and activate the horn to find the Compass in a crowded parking lot.

How To Take A Test Drive

Are you ready to look at a 2021 Jeep Compass? If so, then schedule an online test drive through the Step One Automotive Group. We’ll find a time for you to take an online test drive 2021 Jeep Compass based. Before you know it, you’ll be driving a real one out of our lot in no time.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.