If you have read a 2022 Kia Seltos review lately, you will know this subcompact SUV has been awarded the 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award. In fact, the 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall was rated the best subcompact SUV 2022 overall.
2022 Kia Seltos Review
What makes the 2022 Kia Seltos so great? I do need to point out that the 2021 Kia Seltos was also named the best subcompact SUV. So what makes this car so great? I’ll try to break it down from what I know.
The 2022 Kia Seltos, as well as the 2021 Kia Seltos, rank very high among the competition when it comes to all-wheel drive. This feature is standard on the Seltos, whereas it is often an available option on similar subcompact SUV cars.
Even with all-wheel drive on the 2022 Kia Seltos, the 2022 Kia Seltos EX, and the 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall you can still enjoy a fuel economy of 31 mpg during highway driving.
This subcompact SUV also offers a locking center differential that improves traction on rugged terrain and snow, especially if you are off-roading it.
The 2002 Kia Seltos offers a choice of two engines to suit your driving requirements. The more basic models, including the 2022 Kia Seltos EX, have 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines with 146 horsepower.
The transmissions are continuously variable that mimics a traditional automatic transmission. The 2022 Kia Nightfall sports a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 175 horsepower.
This comes with an impressive torque of 195 lb-ft and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The 2022 Kia Seltos 2022 got an upgrade from the 2021 Kia Seltos in the form of a larger infotainment touchscreen. The newer screen is 10.25-inches, up from the earlier 8-inch version.
There is also navigation, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Voice recognition is available for many commands.
The 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall edition is available with a darkened bold style font.
The 2022 Kia Seltos reviews also point out that the interior cabin of this subcompact SUV is very utilitarian and comfortable. The boxy exterior frame translates to a roomier interior.
In addition, the 2022 Kia Seltos has been said to have some of the best cargo volume for a car in its class, still measuring 26.6 cubic feet behind the second-row seats. With the seats folded down, the space for luggage and gear increases to 62.8 cubic feet.
It is no wonder this vehicle is named the best subcompact SUV 2022.
2022 Kia Seltos Review Wrap-Up
The 2022 Kia Seltos, including the 2022 Kia Seltos EX and the 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall. Has been ranked the best subcompact SUV 2022 by Kelley Blue Book.
The 2021 Kia Seltos received the same rave reviews. This car is all-wheel drive with 2 powertrain options.