Kia has filled its model lineup with SUVs that meet the needs of the marketplace, and the 2022 Seltos is no exception. Now in its sophomore year, the Seltos enters Kia's lineup in the sweet spot between the Soul and the Sportage. Offering a roomier cabin than its competitors and engaging driving dynamics, the Seltos satisfies drivers with its charming looks and comfortable ride.
The 2022 model marks the second year for the subcompact Seltos, and Kia is still refining its offering. The automaker adds a host of standard driver-assistance features to every model to improve driver confidence and peace of mind. In addition, more trim levels see a larger 10.3-inch infotainment screen, automatic climate control, and remote start.
Kia offers the 2022 Seltos in five model versions across Canada: LX FWD, LX, EX, EX Premium, and SX Turbo. Starting at $23,395 and $25,395 respectively, the LX FWD and LX are the same car except that one has front-wheel drive and 16-inch wheels and the other has all-wheel drive (AWD) and 17-inch wheels. They both come loaded with standard features, such as heated front seats, standard driver-assist features, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
For drivers wanting the best value, the EX is a well-equipped model priced at just $27,995. It adds on more driver-assist features, a sunroof, smart key and push button start, and leather seating to make drivers safer and more comfortable.
The standard engine for the 2022 Kia Seltos is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that delivers 146 horsepower for more than adequate power. It pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission and AWD on all models except the LX FWD.
The top-of-the-line SX Turbo upgrades the Seltos's performance with a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that pumps out 175 horsepower. It is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission to deliver a quick 6.6-second acceleration to 100 km/h. With both engines, the Seltos offers a firm and smooth ride that is far more fun and composed than its competition.
All models of the 2022 Kia Seltos feature a touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The larger 10.3-inch touchscreen is the unit to get, and drivers will find it on every model except the LX. Additional options include navigation, wireless smartphone charging, a head-up display, and a .0-inch colour display in the gauge cluster.
Kia made sure to equip the 2022 Seltos with driver-assist features that would help drivers in all driving situations. These include rear cross-traffic alert, rearview camera, blind-spot collision warning, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
Drivers who want a refined and purposeful subcompact SUV can head to Bessada Kia to test drive the latest Seltos model. It is a great choice for individuals or families who want an SUV that is not going to break the bank or be a behemoth on the highway.