2022 KIA Seltos
The 2022 Kia Seltos is an affordable and stylish crossover SUV. Well-rounded with style and tech features, the Kia Seltos has all the practicality you’ll ever need. The interior cabin surprises with plenty of refinement at this price point, all while being roomy enough to accommodate a small family comfortably.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2022 Kia Seltos comes in five trims -- LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. The LX, S, and EX trims come standard with a 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine under the hood, able to generate 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Higher-tier trims such as the S Turbo and SX Turbo are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine that’s capable of 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Other than the S trim that comes with front-wheel drive, the rest of the lineup features standard all-wheel-drive with torque-vectoring.
What’s new for 2022?
Kia is much more generous with its 2022 Seltos model, adding several standard features, including an impressive suite of safety tech features. Buyers can enjoy standard Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Lane-Following Assist, and High-Beam Assist. Additional standard features include three drive modes -- Normal, Eco, Sport, 60/40 split back seats, an 8-inch infotainment system complete with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, and alloy wheels.
The 2022 Kia Seltos is on the larger spectrum of the subcompact SUV segment. Its exterior design captures its personality rather well with futuristic design lines, and a modern style that’s accented by skid plates and plastic body cladding. With a look that stands out in traffic, the 2022 Kia Seltos and its aesthetic is more an expensive luxury SUV than it is a zippy city cruiser. Kia added a fun palette of exterior shades to match its personality, with standouts like Dark Ocean Blue and Starbright Yellow -- both new for the model year. Additionally, Kia now offers two-tone roofs as well. A rear wiper/washer, heated rear glass with a visibility timer, rear privacy glass, a rear spoiler, and power-adjustable mirrors are all also standard features.
On the inside, the 2022 Kia Seltos is impressive with its roomy cargo area and adult-friendly back seats. Slotting between the Soul and Sportage models, the Kia Seltos has an interior that reflects that position, with enough room to keep up with drivers’ daily needs. Kia also gave the 2022 Seltos plenty of nice interior materials, with a design that looks like it would be at home in a luxury SUV. Additionally, Kia also added some cool interior color options, including the Plum Color Package for the SX trim. All Kia Seltos vehicles feature a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a 4-way adjustable passenger’s seat, and an under-rear-cargo-floor storage compartment.
All trims but the SX Turbo trim come with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, and voice recognition. As a high-tier trim, the SX Turbo comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that includes voice-command navigation, a Bose premium audio system, a sound-connected mood lamp that works in tandem with the audio system, and SiriusXM radio. All trims include Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, along with Siri Eye Free, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and a rear-camera display. On the EX and SX Turbo trims, buyers also enjoy a wireless phone charger as well.
Safety Features and Warranty
Safety is of the essence for Kia Motors and the 2022 Seltos is no exception. Buyers can enjoy dual front advanced airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, dual front seat-mounted airbags, an anti-lock braking system, a rollover sensor, a rear occupant alert system, and stability and traction control systems across the entire lineup. As of 2022, all Kia Seltos trims also come with advanced safety features such as Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Lane-Following Assist, and High-Beam Assist.
All Kia models are backed by an industry-leading warranty. The Kia Seltos is backed by a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty, and a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty, whichever comes first. The 2022 Kia Seltos has a starting MSRP of $22,490 (plus destination fee).