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2022 Kia Seltos review: Our expert's take
Kia’s Seltos, a small, affordable SUV — and the reigning winner in our comparison of the class — is getting a modest but important update for the 2022 model year. Advanced safety technology is now standard on all trim levels; this includes automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-centering steering and automatic high beams. For 2021, the Seltos did not offer these features on the base model, called the LX.
The newly standard safety tech might increase the Seltos LX’s appeal to safety-minded shoppers, but Kia also created a new Nightfall Edition trim for those interested in the popular blacked-out aesthetic. Taking the place of the S Turbo in the Seltos lineup, the Nightfall Edition gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, matte-black 18-inch wheels, a black grille and what Kia calls “rugged” roof rails and side sills.
Seltos S models now come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that was previously only available on the SX; they also gain automatic climate control and remote start. Also new for 2022 is a Plum interior color scheme for the SX, which gets a flat-bottom steering wheel as well.
Features aren’t the only changes to the 2022 Seltos, as the updates accompany corresponding price increases for almost every trim level. All prices below include a destination fee of $1,175, which hasn’t changed from the previous model year. The LX, S and EX are all powered by a 146-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Nightfall and SX have the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, which makes 175 hp.
- 2022 Seltos LX AWD: $23,665 ($500 increase)
- 2022 Seltos S FWD: $23,865 ($700 increase)
- 2022 Seltos S AWD: $25,365 ($600 increase)
- 2022 Seltos EX AWD: $26,965 ($400 increase)
- 2022 Seltos Nightfall Edition AWD: $27,865 ($1,100 increase over 2021 S Turbo AWD)
- 2022 Seltos SX AWD: $29,165 (no increase)
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5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
- Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
- Powertrain10 years/100,000 milesView all cpo program details
- Dealer certification required
- 165-point inspection
- Roadside assistance
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