Kia Seltos’ pragmatic presentation makes this SUV a subtle stunner. The cabin is stylish with control interface points that are easy-to-reach and easy-to-use. A week-long Seltos SX test drive showcased the vehicle’s responsive steering, comfortable ride, and abundant cargo area — more than 26 cubic feet with rear seat upright and 62-plus cubic feet with rear seat folded down. New for 2024 attributes include revised front and rear fascias and an available smart power tailgate that can be set to open when key fob is detected within close proximity to the SUV.

The 2024 Seltos SX is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that pumps out 195 horsepower at 6000 rpm (a 20 hp boost versus the 2023 model) and 195 lb-ft torque between 1600-4500 rpm. Engine mates to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Advanced driver assist systems are plentiful, including forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind spot collision warning, high beam assist, lane following assist, and rearview monitor. The 103.5-inch wheelbase Kia Seltos SX with all wheel drive collects mpg of 25 city/27 highway and carries a base MSRP of $30,090.