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Still only 2200. Working from home has changed my mileage massively..

Suspension has set in a bit - no longer rides as rough, but still performs as expected.

The glossy trim is impossible to keep clean.

Premium audio is good. Was considering audio mods when I got it but I don’t think it’s necessary.

Built in nav is mediocre

Dark tints changed the whole game (especially on the gray color)

I never actually use the Qi wireless charging - cable is needed for CarPlay.

Interior lighting kit is cool but I wish it was a bit brighter. Puddle lights were worth it.

I need floor liners. Hoping that Black Friday/Cyber Monday will bring a discount from weather tech. The OEM carpet mats are complete garbage.

Auto headlights are too sensitive, driving past trees that put shade on the road is enough to trigger them.

Performance on SX is great at altitude. Very happy with the car overall.


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I'm at 1500 miles. I'm not the primary driver, but I take it out every now and then. My primary car is a 2020 Sorento SX, so I have that to compare to.

It's a bit shakey at idle.. more so than I would like, anyway. I'm wondering what a CRC GDI intake treatment will do for it (as that worked well on my previous 2016 Sorento).

I like that there's a separate tray for the Qi charging (unlike the Sorento), but I don't tend to use it since Apple CarPlay isn't wireless yet.

The performance on the SX turbo is great imo. The DCT hasn't given us any issues. It's much faster off the line and more nimble than the Sorento V6.

I would say the Seltos feels more cramped in the shoulder area for sure, but otherwise, it's more roomy than I had expected. Plenty of head room and good visibility.

The seats in the Seltos are shorter than the Sorento, so thigh support isn't quite as good. And the Sofino material isn't a plus for me.. I don't slide into the seat like I would with real leather.

Overall, I think the Seltos is great for people who might be coming from a compact sedan or coupe and are looking to get their first SUV. It definitely has a premium look and it's fun to drive.
 

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OK - so odometer turned 16,000 during a road trip to Tucson AZ. Gotta admit I am loving my Seltos. Have taken two long road trips and managed 32 MPG. Still had pep in Sport mode when it was needed. Have even used the AWD for some gravel and dirt roads.

Seats are pretty much dialed in where I want it. The heat and Sofino are comfortable. Just wish there was a memory function so at least the primary driver could have a setting. Routine care of the seats with a leather cleaner from WalMart keeps them clean, soft, and slippery.

Storage space has been sufficient. Might install the overhead racks for longer road trips.The more I drive the Seltos, the more pleased I am with my decision.
 

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Still only 2200. Working from home has changed my mileage massively..

Suspension has set in a bit - no longer rides as rough, but still performs as expected.

The glossy trim is impossible to keep clean.

Premium audio is good. Was considering audio mods when I got it but I don’t think it’s necessary.

Built in nav is mediocre

Dark tints changed the whole game (especially on the gray color)

I never actually use the Qi wireless charging - cable is needed for CarPlay.

Interior lighting kit is cool but I wish it was a bit brighter. Puddle lights were worth it.

I need floor liners. Hoping that Black Friday/Cyber Monday will bring a discount from weather tech. The OEM carpet mats are complete garbage.

Auto headlights are too sensitive, driving past trees that put shade on the road is enough to trigger them.

Performance on SX is great at altitude. Very happy with the car overall.


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I've been watching Weather Tech but nothing yet. If not mats, at least the rear cargo mat with the high sides would be nice!

As for the Auto lights, agreed. I quit using that feature as the auto high beam was troublesome too - light reflecting off a bent road side tends to confuse the sensors and the high beams ended up flashing.
 

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I am almost at 3,000 miles having leased my Seltos the last week of September 2020.

I am still loving the looks- inside and out. I have owned or leased some relatively nice vehicles

2009 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Ford Escape
2017 Ford Fusion

I can honestly say this is the first car/SUV I can look at and still say “wow”. The colors, styling, and accents of the vehicle really make it stand out. It becomes most noticeable when I park it in a busy parking lot amongst a sea of SUVs. The bold styling combined with the color of the Neptune Blue really pops! As I am sure others do. I have still not seen anyone else with a Seltos where I live- and I love that!

Overall likes: peppy engine acceleration, modern bold exterior styling, great in the snow, tasteful interior with nice technology features (in general), comfortable seats, nice visibility

Dislikes: The DCT is a bit jerky at lower speeds, key fob/KIA access remote start is abysmal, needs heated steering wheel on SX, side door cup holders need to be a bit wider so you can actually put something small in there, the digital speedometer needs to be larger in SX, where is the black wheel option?

Overall, I am still enjoying this fun vehicle. Next time I lease, I feel that I would like to have a bit more passenger room though (wider and longer passenger area). Something like the redesign KIA Sportage coming out looks awesome, and I would also consider the Sorrento if I could afford it.
 

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I've been watching Weather Tech but nothing yet. If not mats, at least the rear cargo mat with the high sides would be nice!

As for the Auto lights, agreed. I quit using that feature as the auto high beam was troublesome too - light reflecting off a bent road side tends to confuse the sensors and the high beams ended up flashing.
I bought the Weathertech trim-to-fit cargo tray, laid out some plastic sheeting and carefully pressed the plastic into the floor/wall meeting place whilst pressing a marking pen along the entire perimeter and then I made a cutout "pattern" of the plastic sheeting and super-imposed it on top of the tray/mat, marking where to cut, and it turned out quite decent, I must say. I usually buy custom mats from Lloyd but the dealer had installed all four OEM all-weather mats into my Seltos adding-wait for it...$299 to the Monroney sticker so I went cheap ($55 inc. 10% tax/Wa.state) for the Weathertech trim-to-fit..a Seltos owner can buy custom cut Lloyd product for around 59 front, 49 rear, and 100 cargo tray/mat(possibly clear/tan/black/gray color choices) but if I needed to all-weather mat up, and knowing what I know now about the very good quality W-Tech trim-to-fit, I would go Lloyd for the seating area's,W-tech for the cargo mat(some sound-proofing as a result of adding the rear tray/mat an added plus?)and save enough bucks to get a Fumoto and three OEM oil filters technically for free. Bam, and there you go!
 

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I bought the Weathertech trim-to-fit cargo tray, laid out some plastic sheeting and carefully pressed the plastic into the floor/wall meeting place whilst pressing a marking pen along the entire perimeter and then I made a cutout "pattern" of the plastic sheeting and super-imposed it on top of the tray/mat, marking where to cut, and it turned out quite decent, I must say. I usually buy custom mats from Lloyd but the dealer had installed all four OEM all-weather mats into my Seltos adding-wait for it...$299 to the Monroney sticker so I went cheap ($55 inc. 10% tax/Wa.state) for the Weathertech trim-to-fit..a Seltos owner can buy custom cut Lloyd product for around 59 front, 49 rear, and 100 cargo tray/mat(possibly clear/tan/black/gray color choices) but if I needed to all-weather mat up, and knowing what I know now about the very good quality W-Tech trim-to-fit, I would go Lloyd for the seating area's,W-tech for the cargo mat(some sound-proofing as a result of adding the rear tray/mat an added plus?)and save enough bucks to get a Fumoto and three OEM oil filters technically for free. Bam, and there you go!

sorry not bashing but more as a funny. There is no way I would buy that Lloyd all weather matt for my ride LOL 😝 when you get snow like this—-... u need super deep tray liners!.
 

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