If you’re looking for a small SUV that’s an all-around package of good looks, power, capability, and safety, then the 2022 Kia Seltos at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, WI, is easily one of your top picks. For the 2022 model year, the Seltos brings a Nightfall Edition with a turbocharged engine and then some more. However, the updated 2022 Honda HR-V sits in the same price range as the new Seltos, and it will be interesting to see how they stack up against each other.
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For a fair comparison, let’s compare the base trims of both the models: the 2022 Kia Seltos LX and the 2022 Honda HR-V LX.
2022 Kia Seltos
2022 Honda HR-V
2.0L inline 4-cylinder DOHC engine
|Engine||1.8L inline 4-cylinder SOHC engine|
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
|Transmission||Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)|
|Dynamax™ Adaptive All-Wheel Drive with Torque Vectoring and Center Lock Differential||Drivetrain||Real Time AWD™|
|147 hp @ 6,200 rpm||Horsepower||141 hp @ 6,500 rpm|
|132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm||Torque||127 lb.-ft. @ 4,300 rpm|
|27/31/29 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||EPA-estimated Fuel Economy Ratings|
27/31/29 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)
From the above comparison, it is quite evident that the base 2022 Kia Seltos is more powerful than the base Honda HR-V. The 2.0L engine powering the Seltos LX delivers more horsepower and torque than the Honda while managing to deliver identical EPA MPG fuel economy ratings. For those who need more power, the Seltos offers a turbocharged 1.6L engine producing 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft of torque with the Nightfall Edition priced at MSRP $26,690 and the top-end SX Tubro which comes at a starting MSRP of $27,990. In contrast, the 2022 Honda HR-V doesn’t offer any turbo engine option.
The Kia Seltos has a bold rugged exterior that can be further accentuated with available options like a two-tone roof, LED headlights with DRLs, and 18-inch alloy wheels. It's also more adept at handling off-roads with its aggressive 28-degree AWD approach angle and 7.3-inches of ground clearance. The differences don’t end just there. Inside too, the 2022 Seltos offers advantages like the bigger 8-inch touchscreen display with rear camera, an available 10.25-inch infotainment display, which is the best in its class, standard Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ compatibility, standard Kia Drive Wise safety features, and much more!
Want to take a test drive in the 2022 Kia Seltos while learning more about its features? Give us a call or visit Frank Boucher Kia of Racine at 9601 Washington Avenue today!