Smyrna 2022 Kia Seltos Overview
Positioned between the smaller Soul and the larger Sportage in Kia’s lineup, the 2022 Kia Seltos is among the most fuel-efficient and roomiest subcompact SUVs available out there. It’s only a new entry into the small crossover SUV class, yet it seeks to set itself apart from a dozen other players in the segment, including Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V. If you’re looking to get your hands on this SUV, we are about to tell you about everything the new Kia Seltos has to offer.
New Kia Seltos Has A Bold Look
Like Sorento and some of the other Kias, the Seltos has taken an entirely new styling route. The contrast-color roof and jaunty proportions are commendable and give the compact SUV unique styling. Deep creases exist in the nose and hood of the Seltos, while the headlights and honeycomb grille combines with vertical fog lights to offer some height to the front end. Some blackout pillar trim exists down the sides that exude a modern “floating roof” effect. Overall, the 2022 Kia Seltos has an appeal that will draw attention on the streets of Smyrna.
Smyrna 2022 Kia Seltos Expected Performance
The 2022 Kia Seltos comes with two different four-cylinder engines, including a 1.6-liter turbocharged that produces 175 horsepower and a 2-liter option that pumps 146 hp. The base engine comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission, while the turbo is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. With the turbo, four- or all-wheel drive comes standard but it’s only optional for the non-turbo base engine.
As for the performance, the Seltos promises a reasonably smooth and firm ride with fairly sharp handling. When compared with some of the other SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Jeep Compass, the Seltos feels more composed and entertaining.
What’s Inside The New Kia Seltos
The new Kia Seltos has an impressive cabin with high-quality material and nice finishing. Some hard plastics can be seen in all trims. Cloth upholstery comes standard with full- or partial-Syntex synthetic leather upholstery being optional. Some of the additional upgrades include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Other available features include a rear-seat center armrest and driver and passenger seatback pockets.
With two rows, the Seltos seats up to five people. Its interior space is way too generous for a small crossover. In both rows, you have ample head- and legroom, with tall adults able to sit comfortably in the rear seats. Not only are the seats highly supportive, but the rear seats can also recline to let your family rest or sleep during long journeys.
For an SUV of this size, the Seltos provides an incredible amount of cargo space. With 26.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats, it beats both Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V FWD that offer 20.8 and 24.4, respectively. Upon folding down the second row, the cargo space expands to 62.8 cubic feet.
Modern Tech & Infotainment
The 2022 Kia Seltos in Smyrna features Kia’s easy-to-use UVO infotainment system, in which the touchscreen offers quick responses and organized menus and you get physical controls for climate and audio settings. The standard infotainment features include an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, one USB port, and a six-speaker stereo. A 10.25-inch touch screen with split-screen capability is optional.
Optional infotainment features other than the touchscreen include a 7-inch digital instrument display, wireless device charging, an extra USB port, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, satellite radio, and navigation.
Other available features include a sunroof, push-button start, automatic climate control, remote start, and proximity keyless entry.
The 2022 Kia Seltos Is Big On Safety
All 2022 Kia Seltos trims come with standard safety features like automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and lane centering with lane departure warning. If you’re interested in rear-cross traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, you’ll need to pick Seltos SX, Nightfall, or EX trim. With the highest SX trim, you also get a well-tuned adaptive cruise control system.
Both the all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive new Kia Seltos received an overall rating of four-star from the NHTSA. For both rollover resistance and front passenger side of the Seltos received four out of five stars in frontal barrier crash testing.
2022 Kia Seltos Available Now In Smyrna
If you’re looking for an affordable compact SUV designed to be versatile and capable no matter where you take it, the 2022 Kia Seltos is a smart choice. We invite you to reach out and schedule a test drive of this unique and memorable SUV. Value your trade online and estimate payment plans ahead of time with our convenient online features.
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