Compare 2022 Kia Seltos vs 2022 Volkswagen Taos

2022 Kia Seltos
2022 Volkswagen Taos
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EX IVT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Seltos EX IVT AWD 27 31 $24,983 $25,890
Seltos LX IVT AWD 27 31 $21,800 $22,590
Seltos Nightfall DCT AWD 25 30 $25,853 $26,790
Seltos S IVT AWD 27 31 $23,439 $24,290
Seltos S IVT FWD 29 35 $21,993 $22,790
Seltos SX DCT AWD 25 30 $26,825 $28,090
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S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taos S 4MOTION 25 32 $24,518 $25,540
Taos S FWD 28 36 $22,555 $23,495
Taos SE 4MOTION 25 32 $28,171 $29,345
Taos SE FWD 28 36 $26,779 $27,895
Taos SEL 4MOTION 25 32 $32,300 $33,645
Taos SEL FWD 28 36 $30,806 $32,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,983
$24,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,890
$25,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup. The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 6.6
Length, Overall (in)
172 175.8
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 64.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 105.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.6 24.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.6 24.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.8 60.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3087 3430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 184 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
146 @ 6200 158 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.05 5.20
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.76
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Seltos Volkswagen Taos
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2022 Kia Seltos
  • 2023 Kia Seltos arriving; 2022 Kia Seltos sold out
  • Lease: From $239 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: No special financing rates
2022 Volkswagen Taos
  • 2022 VW Taos is here
  • Lease: No special offers again this month
  • Rebates: Special offers for military, grads
  • Finance: From 4.51% APR for 60 months

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