2022 Kia Seltos or 2022 Kia Forte?

2022 Kia Seltos or 2022 Kia Forte

The Kia vehicle lineup is one of the fastest-growing in Canada and it offers multiple new models like the 2022 Kia Seltos or the redesigned 2022 Kia Forte. Although one is a sport utility vehicle and the other is a compact sedan, there are many consumers out there who are wondering whether they should buy a Seltos or a Forte.

Many consumers worry that a sport utility vehicle is less efficient than a sedan. While others feel that they may not need the extra space of an SUV.  Some consumers are actually surprised to learn that the 2022 Kia Seltos is very fuel-efficient, sometimes even more efficient than a car.  The following comparison highlights the key differences between the 2022 Kia Seltos and 2022 Kia Forte.

2022 Kia Seltos Specs 2022 Kia Forte
$23,595 Price $18,295
146-175 hp Max horsepower 147 hp
132-195 lb.-ft. Max torque 132 lb.-ft.
Not recommended Towing capacity Not recommended
752 L Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) 433 L
1,017 mm / 975 mm Headroom F/R 985 mm / 952 mm
1,051 mm / 965 mm Legroom F/R 1,073 mm / 906 mm
7,1 l/100 km Fuel economy average 7.4 l/100 km

Key differences between the 2022 Kia Seltos and 2022 Kia Forte

As you can see, both the Seltos and the Forte offer roughly the same base performance. Surprisingly, the Forte is actually more spacious when it comes to legroom in front, but of course the Seltos has the advantage in terms of cargo capacity and overall interior space. It is also more fuel efficient than the 2022 Kia Forte even though the latter is also very fuel-efficient. If you are not sure which model is best for you, why not give us a call and take them both for a test drive?