2022 Kia Seltos

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2022 Kia Seltos
2022 Kia Seltos

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Overview

5 trims

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2022 Kia Seltos review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

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.

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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.

More Changes

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.

Higher Prices

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Sweet ride for the $

I've owned this car for a little over 10 months now, and I thoroughly enjoy it. Some of the things that could use some improvement would be road noise, speakers in the back are almost inaudible, placement of the infotainment screen is kind of odd, and maybe less plastic in the interior. As far as the engine goes and transmission, transmission runs smooth and the engine could use a little more get up and go. Of course I only have the 2.0L. The ride is pretty smooth and I don't feel too many bumps like I did in my Soul.

4.4

Great car once your moving

Love the looks of the outside and inside. More room than any other smaller car I looked at buying. I am impressed with the passing speed and comfort while driving but it is scary on takeoff. This car lacks any get up and go from the start. You have to make sure you have plenty of clearance before you pull into traffic. Overall I enjoy my Seltos SX.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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