A great compact SUV
Bought it brand new two weeks ago so just a few early observations. I had read some reviews before committing and they were all pretty accurate - Seltos is a terrific compact SUV. The 2.0L atmo engine plus CVT drivetrain performs excellent both in traffic and on the open road. You will not need more power unless you race people at traffic lights. It is considerably more dynamic than 2017 RAV4, more effortless than 2016 Sportage with 2.0L engine - both of which I drove extensively - and almost on par with the Mitsy Eclipse turbo . The handling, ...cornering and ride quality are all great. The seats are comfy and supportive, all-around visibility good, sound quality adequate, infotainment system easily the best I have come across. The mileage I am getting is around 6.0L/100km on the motorways and 7.5L in the city which is amazing for a brand new car. I have not identified any issues with the car but here are a few minor annoyances you may want to know about. The storage is not great by volume and really limited in the back seats in the base trim (no cup holders!). There is more noise on the rough chip roads audible in the back seats than I would like - the front seats are fine. Despite the volume similar to Sportage the boot feels smaller. The steering could be a bit lighter at slow speed. These issues are quite minor and none would have made me change my mind about buying the car. Overall I am more than happy with my Seltos and would recommend it to anyone who does not need extensive internal storage. 5 stars.
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