2020 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector Plus - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector Plus - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which car is better: Kia Seltos or MG Hector Plus? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

 

2020 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector Plus

Seltos 2020 vs Hector Plus 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Kia Seltos

MG Hector Plus

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTE

₹9.89

Style

₹13.49

HTK

₹10.29

Hybrid Sharp

₹17.29

HTK+

₹11.49

   

HTX

₹13.09

   

GTK

₹13.79

   

GTX

₹15.29

   

GTX+

₹16.29

   


Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The MG Hector Plus turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 13.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 17.29 lakh. 

SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Kia Seltos

MG Hector Plus

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTX

₹14.09

Smart

₹16.65

GTX

₹16.29

Sharp

₹18.21

GTX+

₹17.29

-

-


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh and MG Hector Plus starts from Rs. 16.65 lakh.

SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

DIESEL MANUAL

Kia Seltos

MG Hector Plus

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTE

₹10.34

Style

₹14.44

HTK

₹11.54

Super

₹15.65

HTK+

₹12.54

Smart

₹17.15

HTX

₹14.14

Sharp

₹18.54

HTX+

₹15.34

   


Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 10.34 lakh and go up to Rs. 15.34 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The MG Hector Plus diesel manual prices start from Rs. 14.44 lakh and go up to Rs. 18.54 lakh.

SELTOS VS | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

DIESEL AUTOMATIC

Kia Seltos

 

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTK+

₹13.54

-

-

HTX+

₹16.34

   

GTX+

₹17.34

   


For the diesel powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 13.54 lakh. MG Hector Plus is not available with diesel automatic powertrain.

Seltos 2020 vs Hector Plus 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The MG Hector Plus measures 4720mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height. The wheelbase of MG Hector Plus is 2750mm and it has a boot space of 155 litres with all seats upright and 530 litres with the last row seatback folded.

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SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Kia Seltos

Difference

MG Hector Plus

Length (mm)

4315

405

4720

Width (mm)

1800

35

1835

Height (mm)

1645

115

1760

Wheelbase (mm)

2610

140

2750

Boot Space (litre)

433

278 - 97

155-530

Ground Clearance(mm)

190

1 - 6

191 - 196

Fuel Tank (litre)

50

10

60

Dimension Review

  • The Hector Plus is longer than the Seltos by 405mm.
  • The Hector Plus is wider than the Seltos by 35mm.
  • The Hector Plus is taller than the Seltos by 115mm.
  • The Hector Plus has a longer wheelbase than the Seltos; by 140mm.
  • The Hector Plus has 97 litres more boot space than the Seltos if you fold down the last row seats. With all seats up, it’s 278 litres less than the Seltos.
  • The Hector Plus petrol has 6mm more ground clearance than the Seltos but with the diesel engine, its only 1mm better.
  • Most of Hector Plus’ additional length and boot space is devoted towards making room for another row for a total of 6 seats.
  • While the Hector Plus only has space for 1 more occupant than the Seltos, it has luxurious accommodation for second-row passenger with individual armrests, reclining and sliding seats.

Just like the price tags, the Hector Plus’ dimensions show that it’s from a higher segment. The Hector Plus is longer than 4.5m and is a D-segment SUV while the Seltos is a C-segment SUV.

Seltos 2020 vs Hector Plus 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos

MG Hector Plus

MG Hector Plus

Engine Type

Petrol

Turbo Petrol

Turbo Petrol

Turbo Petrol Hybrid

Displacement

1.5L

1.4L

1.5L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

Power

115PS @ 6300rpm

140PS @ 6000rpm

143PS @ 5000rpm

143PS @ 5000rpm

Peak Torque

144Nm @ 4500rpm

242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

Manual

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

16.8kmpl

16.1kmpl

NA

14.03kmpl

Automatic

CVT

7-speed DCT

6-speed DCT

-

Automatic FE

16.8kmpl

16.2kmpl

11.67kmpl

-

Seltos Petrol vs Hector Plus Petrol

The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl white the automatic claims to returns a figure of 16.2kmpl.

There is also a 1.5L normal petrol 4-cylinder engine, which makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl with both the transmissions.

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MG Hector Plus gets a 1.5L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine, which makes 143PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The MG Hector Plus petrol automatic claims to return a fuel efficiency of 11.67kmpl. The mileage figure of the turbo petrol engine with manual transmission is not available at the moment.

There’s also a 1.5L turbo petrol hybrid 4-cylinder engine, which has the same power and torque output. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 14.03kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The Hector Plus has a more powerful engine than the Seltos.
  • The Hector Plus engine produces more torque than the Seltos.
  • However, the Seltos is smaller and lighter than the Hector Plus. Therefore, with the turbo petrol engine, it has a far better torque-to-weight ratio than the Hector Plus.
  • The Seltos turbo will offer better drivability and in-gear acceleration than the Hector Plus and Seltos 1.5.
  • The Seltos petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Hector Plus manual.

SELTOS VS HECTOR PLUS | ENGINE COMPARISON

DIESEL ENGINE

 

Kia Seltos

MG Hector Plus

Engine Type

Diesel

Diesel

Displacement

1.5L

2.0L

Cylinder

4

4

Maximum Power

115PS @ 4000rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

Peak Torque

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

20.8kmpl

16.56kmpl

Automatic Transmission

6-speed TC

-

Automatic FE

17.8kmpl

-

Seltos 1.5L Diesel vs Hector Plus 2.0L Diesel

Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 17.8kmpl.

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MG Hector Plus gets a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 16.56kmpl.

Diesel Engine Review

  • The Hector Plus has a more powerful engine than the Seltos.
  • The Hector Plus engine produces more torque than the Seltos. In this case, the 100Nm of additional torque offsets the weight penalty of the Hector Plus as it has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Seltos diesel.
  • The Hector Plus diesel will offer noticeably better drivability and in-gear acceleration than the Seltos diesel.
  • That extra weight does affect the mileage though as the Seltos diesel is more fuel-efficient than the Hector Plus diesel.
  • The Hector Plus diesel is not currently available with an automatic transmission. If you’re interested in this powertrain combination, the Seltos will be your only option against the Hector Plus.

The Hector Plus engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to the Seltos engine.

Seltos 2020 vs Hector Plus 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

  • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
  • Auto-Dimming IRVM
  • R17 Alloy Wheels
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Ambient Mood Lighting
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
  • Auto AC
  • Telescopic Steering
  • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Air purifier
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Internet-connected telematics features
  • Rear Disc Brakes

Notable top features of Hector Plus 2020 are:

  • 2nd Row Captain Seats with Slide, Recline and Individual armrest
  • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ Floating Light Turn Indicators
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • 10.4-inch Touchscreen w/ 8 Speaker System By Infinity
  • 360 Degree Camera View
  • Powered Tailgate
  • 6 Airbags
  • All 4 Disc Brakes
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • 7-inch Coloured MID
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • 3rd row 50:50 split-folding backrest
  • 3rd row AC vents with separate fan speed control

Is the Kia Seltos Better than the MG Hector Plus?

Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and MG Hector Plus is Rs. 13.49 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Hector Plus is much more expensive than the Seltos.

In terms of dimensions, the Hector Plus’ size advantage is apparent as it’s much larger than the Seltos and will offer far better road presence than the Kia Seltos.

For petrol powertrain, Hector Plus engine offers more torque but the Seltos turbo has a far better torque-to-weight ratio. So, the Seltos Turbo will offer better drivability and everyday performance than the Hector Plus. it’s also more fuel-efficient than the Hector Plus.

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For diesel powertrain, Hector Plus engine offers significantly more torque and has a better torque-to-weight ratio as well. So, the Hector Plus diesel will offer noticeably better in-gear acceleration than the Seltos diesel. But the Seltos retains its mileage advantage as its about 25% more fuel-efficient than the Hector Plus diesel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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