Choosing between the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Kia Seltos? Admittedly, these small crossovers share lots of features. However, when you take a closer look, it’s easy to see which one is right for you.
Best Price: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Although Kia has a reputation for bargain prices, it’s actually the Trailblazer that gives you the greatest potential for a low monthly payment. Chevy’s small crossover starts at $19,000, making it an excellent option for just about any budget. The 2021 Kia Seltos is only slightly more expensive, however, with an MSRP that starts at $21,990.
Interior Comfort: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Planning lots of long family road trips? With its supportive seats and full range of passenger space, the Chevy Trailblazer offers hours of on-road comfort. You’ll also love the Trailblazer’s stylish options, including faux leather upholstery and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
We like the Seltos cabin’s general spaciousness, and its smooth ride lends itself to a more comfortable trip. If there’s one main drawback to the Seltos, though, it’s that front-seat comfort can dwindle, especially after a few hours on the road. The front seats could definitely do with a little extra cushioning and thigh support.
Sporty Performance: 2021 Kia Seltos
Both the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer and Kia Seltos offer two engine options, all of which do a good job of balancing speed and fuel economy. However, its the Seltos that gives you a little extra kick with its optional turbocharged, 175-horsepower four-cylinder engine.
The Trailblazer’s optional turbocharged three-cylinder engine also offers a snappy drive, with 155 horsepower. It won’t quite beat the Seltos in a race, but it’s an excellent addition to any daily drive.
Best Tech Lineup: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
In spite of its lower price, the Trailblazer gives you the longest list of standard tech features. The base infotainment lineup includes a quick-acting 7-inch touch screen, complete smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a four-speaker stereo system. But you can always upgrade to wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Bose premium audio system.
The Trailblazer also comes standard with the Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety aids. This package includes forward collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams. These features will help you avoid trouble on the road and come at no extra cost.
The all-new Kia Seltos also comes standard with some cool infotainment features, including an 8-inch infotainment touch screen and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. However, advanced driver safety aids like lane keeping assist and automatic high beams aren’t standard equipment. They are, however, available for every Seltos but the base model.
The all-new Kia Seltos is pretty cool, but it’s the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer that really stokes your sense of family-style adventure. With its rich interior comfort and excellent standard tech lineup, this Chevy crossover will have you cruising around in true modern style. And did we mention it’s a great deal? The Trailblazer gives you a fun-loving ride at the best price.