How Does the 2022 Kia Seltos Perform?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at 10:54 pm
2022 Kia Seltos

Fuel Economy of the 2022 Kia Seltos 

The 2022 Kia Seltos is one of the strongest candidates in the SUV segment. It packs a punch with its ground-breaking performance, awe-inspiring technology, and versatility. For now, at Team Gunther Kia, we elaborate on the fuel economy of the 2022 Kia Seltos. 

Which Engines Power the 2022 Kia Seltos? 

The 2022 Kia Seltos offers a choice of two engines. The LX, S, and EX trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Output is rated at 146 hp at 6,200 rpm, and it has a torque rating of 132 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm. This engine sends power to the wheels using an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The Multi-Point Injection system uses an individual fuel injector for each cylinder, leading to negligible gas wastage. Combined with the Atkinson mechanism and a high compression ratio of 12.5:1, this engine wins in its fuel efficiency. 

Meanwhile, the Nightfall Edition and SX trims are fitted with a 1.6-liter Turbo engine that pushes out 175 hp at 6,000 rpm and has a torque rating of 195 lb.-ft. from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. The engine is matched with a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The Gasoline Direct Injection fuel delivery system ensures an equal measure of fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.   

2022 Kia Seltos Interior Dashboard
2022 Kia Seltos Interior Seating

Read more: The 2022 Kia Seltos Is Now Available in Daphne, AL! 


Is the 2022 Kia Seltos Fuel-Efficient? 

The 2.0-liter engine delivers a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined with its all-wheel drivetrain. The front-wheel-drive models achieve 29 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined. On the other hand, the 1.6-liter Turbo engine makes 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined.  

For more information about the 2022 Kia Seltos, schedule a test drive at Team Gunther Kia in Daphne, AL! If you’re looking for a subcompact, where you have an option of a sedan or a hatchback, take a look at the performance features of the 2022 Kia Rio!