2022 Kia Seltos vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia Seltos
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Seltos competes against other cute ’utes that tempt buyers with a tall ride height and low price.

The Kia Soul offers similar engines, but no all-wheel drive and a lower hatchback profile.

The Hyundai Kona looks great and has a similar powertrain lineup, although all-wheel drive isn’t standard.

The Jeep Renegade is the best among the bunch for off-roading, although the top Trailhawk trim is pricey.

The Subaru Crosstrek also offers standard all-wheel drive and off-road skills to match.

The Chevy Trailblazer sports compact size and turbo-3 engines.

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2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai KonaGet Your Price2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
6.0
The 2022 Kia Soul hatchback boasts substance and style in the same sleek package.
5.6
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
5.8
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
6.0
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
MSRP From     
$22,490$19,190$19,000$20,500$22,850$22,245
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall Station WagonsSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
LX IVT AWDLX IVTFWD 4-Door LSE Automatic FWDJeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*Manual
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityHatchbackSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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