2022 Kia Seltos Engine

 The Kia Seltos is one of the most spacious subcompact SUVs on the market. It has plenty of passenger space and the largest cargo hold in the class. This Kia is also extremely fuel-efficient, and its infotainment system is simple to use. It also comes with a lengthy powertrain warranty.

2022 Kia Seltos

2022 Kia Seltos Engine

In this vehicle, you have a choice between two engines. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque is standard. It is linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This engine is adequate for city driving but struggles on the highway.

The Nightfall Edition and SX Turbo trims get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as an option. It has 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, and it is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This engine is powerful, but there is some turbo lag when starting from a standstill, and the dual-clutch transmission can be slow to downshift when more power is required.

2022 Kia Seltos Ride and Handling

Although it does not have the softest ride in the class, this Kia is generally comfortable over minor road bumps and dips. Handling receives mixed reviews. Some critics say there's too much body roll and not enough steering feedback, but others say the handling is good for the class. Models with turbocharged engines, in particular, feel sportier, thanks in part to improved steering feedback.