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2024 Hyundai Kona vs 2024 Kia Seltos in Columbia SC

2024 Hyundai Kona Overview

Both the compact Kona and Seltos compete heavily each year. It's not a friendly rivalry either. Both automakers are determined to make their compact the most efficient, attractive, and comfortable SUV in the class. And that's great news for drivers and families. Serious competition leads to better quality SUVs across America. Which one will win out? We compare specs for the 2024 Hyundai Kona and 2024 Kia Seltos for our customers today so that they can make a smart choice for themselves and the people they love.

Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Kona's Overview
Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Kona's Exterior

Technology - Hyundai Dealer Serving Columbia SC

If there's one clear category where the 2024 Hyundai Kona vs 2024 Kia Seltos matchup isn't even close, it's the model's technology. Hyundai is just far and away better at interior tech than Kia is (at least where these two models are concerned). Hyundai's Kona is a playground of incredible technology. They offer 12.3-inch dual panoramic screens for the front row. These screens come to life and are as much a part of the Kona as its comfortable seating. Kia does offer 10.25-inch dual panoramic displays, but they fall far short of what the new Kona has to offer at Stivers Hyundai.

Interior - 2024 Hyundai Kona in Columbia SC

The 2024 Kia Seltos has a nice interior. If it didn't, it wouldn't be one of the top models in its class. We can admit that it offers nice options like a dual-level cargo floor and eventual 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. However, you'll find a much more attractive value in choosing the Hyundai Kona. For example, on the Kona's third trim - the N Line - there's an exciting, high-performance interior design that far exceeds the SynTex seating on the Seltos EX (its third trim). N Line trims boast N Line Black Alcantara sport combination seats, LED interior lighting, and a much quicker wireless device charger. The N Line is another secret weapon for Hyundai. There's nothing like it on the 2024 Seltos trim menu. With 19-inch N Line designed wheels, gloss-black exterior mirrors, and an exclusive N Line front and real fascia, the Kona N Line easily outpaces anything else in the 2024 Kia Seltos lineup.

Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Kona's Interior
Columbia SC - 2024 Hyundai Kona's Mechanical

Hyundai Kona Driver-Assist Tech

Both Hyundai and Kia make advanced driver-assist platforms standard across their entire lineup. Hyundai's is called SmartSense, and Kia delivers Safety Sense. The two aren't night and day. Both offer automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and both delivers great auto high beam and lane-keeping systems. Where the 2024 Hyundai Kona pulls ahead is with its secret weapon: those 12.3-inch dual touchscreen displays. Drivers who have a clearer view of their safety cameras and instrumentation tend to make better decisions. That's why automakers invested so much to put this technology in their vehicles. The Kona's surround view monitor is superior because it's going to feed into a larger, more brilliant touchscreen display. Stivers Hyundai can show you the 2024 Hyundai Kona camera views when you test drive with us.

Winner: 2024 Hyundai Kona

The ultra efficient 2024 Kona offers things that the 2024 Kia Seltos can't provide. If you love big tech, sportiness, and advanced driver-assist protection, the Kona is the better choice. Its 2.0L engine is super efficient and delivers 147 horsepower performance on most trims. For people who want even more, there's the sporty N Line trim and its 1.6L turbocharged engine. With this more powerful engine, the 2024 Kona is capable of 190 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Stivers Hyundai will have the new Kona available for test drive all year. Get down here to see it to find out why it's taking over in its class.

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If our 2024 Hyundai Kona vs 2024 Kia Seltos comparison review made you want to own a Kona, Stivers Hyundai is here to get you a great deal on this model. We recommend picking out a favorite Kona trim or two and then contacting us to schedule a test drive.

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Disclaimer: 2024 KONA SEL MSRP 27,270 must finance with dealer, with approved credit not all will qualify, price includes $601.62 close fee, must take delivery out of dealer stock by 2/29/2024. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. see dealer for additional details.
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