Honda Elevate Vs Kia Seltos facelift: Specs, design, features comparison

The Indian SUV market is booming with new models, especially in the mid-size segment. Two of the most anticipated launches in this segment in the near future are the Honda Elevate and the facelifted Kia Seltos. While both SUVs have already been revealed in their entirety, prices of both models are yet to be announced.

Let's see how both these SUVs fare against each other

Honda Elevate vs Kia Seltos Facelift: Design

Seltos Facelift and Honda Elevate models receive unique exterior design. While the Seltos look sportier and more dynamic, the Elevate opts for a more sophisticated approach. The Korean gets sharper visual details, such as a more aggressive tiger-nose grille, flanked by revised headlight clusters featuring new LED DRLs.

On the other hand, the Japanese SUV gets a squarish all-black front grille headlined with a thick chrome frame that connects the rectangular dual-LED projector headlights. When it comes to profile, the Elevate looks clean and understated as compared to the sharp creases of Seltos. Both cars get generous amount of chrome and side cladding to enhance their premium appeal as well as their SUV looks.

At the rear, both Seltos and Elevate feature wraparound LED taillights that extend across the width of the tailgate and a thicker skid plate on the bumper. However, they both seem to be very different in their looks. While the Elevate rides on 17-inch diamond wheels, the new Seltos gets 18-inch alloy wheels with longer rims that add to its road presence.

Kia Seltos vs Honda Elevate Facelift: Features

The updated Seltos and Honda Elevate are both equipped with common features such as a wireless phone charger, full LED lighting, automatic headlights, a panoramic sunroof, connected car technology, a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, and connectivity to Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Automatic IRVM, etc.

However, the Seltos does have a few tricks up its sleeve, including tyre pressure monitoring system, a 360-degree camera, an 8-speaker Bose premium sound system, dual-zone climate control, and a fully digital instrument cluster. half. -The digital unit provided on Elevate.

In terms of safety, both SUVs offer common features like six airbags, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, and emergency stop signal. Most importantly, the updated Seltos and Elevate offer active safety features in their ADAS packages, including adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, forward collision warning, emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist, and to name a few.

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Kia Seltos vs Honda facelift: Dimensions

While the Seltos is longer and taller than the Honda Elevate, the latter is slightly taller than the former. In addition, the Japanese offers a longer wheelbase of 2650 mm, compared to 26100 mm offered by its Korean counterpart. The Elevate also has a larger boot at 458 litres, compared to the Seltos which has a boot volume of 433 litres.


Kia Seltos

Honda Elevate













Boot space

433 litres

458 litres

Kia Seltos facelift Vs Honda Elevate: Engine specs

The Honda Elevate comes with a single 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 119bhp and 145Nm of peak torque. This unit can be purchased with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox.


Kia Seltos

Honda Elevate


1.5-litre NA petrol
1.5-litre turbo petrol
1.5-litre diesel

1.5-litre NA petrol


114 bhp
158 bhp
114 bhp

119 bhp


144 Nm
253 Nm
250 Nm

145 Nm

On the other hand, Kia offers a wide range of engine and gearbox combinations. The Seltos has three engine options: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit, a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel. Kia offers up to three transmission options, including a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed iMT clutchless transmission, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, and a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

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