2022 Kia Seltos

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  • Striking exterior design
  • Generous cargo room
  • Spacious and well-appointed interior


  • Front seats lack support and cushioning
  • Handling is less sporty
  • Base engine lacks power

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Kia Seltos?

  • The Seltos is available in a new trim called the Nightfall.
  • Seltos trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Roof Rack, Running Boards, and Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Remote Start, Smart Key, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Remote Start, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Seltos trims

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  • 146-hp, 132-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Navigation System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • View our Kia Seltos S inventory



  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • 175-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • BOSE Sound System
  • View our Kia Seltos SX inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Seltos

1. Go farther between fill-ups

The 2022 Kia Seltos and its fuel-sipping 2.0L four-cylinder engine go the distance. With an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg city, the 2022 Seltos FWD has a fuel economy that rivals that of some sedans.

 When equipped with AWD, the 2022 Seltos with the 2.0L engine still gets an impressive EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.
 Either option offers good fuel economy, which means you can spend less time at the pump.

2. Space for everyday life

It may get sedan-like mpg figures, but the 2022 Kia Seltos has interior space befitting an SUV. When you fold down the second row, you can access a whopping 62.8 cu-ft of storage space. That's more than enough to handle appliances or a trip to the antique store. Even with all seats upright, the 2022 Seltos gives you 26.6 cu-ft of storage, easily handling groceries or whatever you need for a family weekend away. Take advantage of the 60/40 split-folding rear seats for flexible interior storage without sacrificing all your second-row seating.

3. Plenty of standard features

The 2022 Kia Seltos is a modern SUV with an impressive list of the features you want, many of them available in the base-model LX. In addition to essentials like cloth seats and heated side mirrors, tech features like smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth® integration, and a responsive infotainment system all come standard. You'll also get a suite of driver aids in the 2022 Kia Seltos LX, including forward collision braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane keep assist. Plus, automatic headlights and projector-style headlights keep the road ahead well-lit.

4. Eye-catching style

The Kia Seltos features an eye-catching design and unique paint choices to set itself apart from the pack. Express yourself with bright colors like Mars Orange or Starlight Yellow. The 2022 Kia Seltos SX also has available two-tone paint, where either a white or black roof contrasts the body color. The expressive color choices and unique styling make the Seltos as fun to look at as it is to drive.

5. Upscale features

The top SX trim of the 2022 Kia Seltos includes some appealing high-end features. An upscale 10.25-inch screen controls a navigation system, while an eight-speaker Bose® sound system immerses you in your favorite tunes. A customizable head-up display keeps important info in your eye line. Plus, you can wirelessly charge and connect your smartphone with a Qi-compatible charging pad.

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Kia Seltos features and specs

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.4"/R 38"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.4"

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