2022 Kia Seltos instead of a 2022 Hyundai Kona: More versatility in the Seltos


The 2022 Kia Seltos and the 2022 Hyundai Kona are two small sport utility vehicles that compete in a crowded segment. Both strive to deliver value to their new owners, and both manage to do exactly that. However, the Kia Seltos delivers more interior space than the Kona, a lot more interior space.

The 2022 Kia Seltos is the more versatile option

Buying a small sport utility vehicle doesn’t mean you have to compromise on interior space. Unfortunately, many models in the segment including the 2022 Hyundai Kona aren’t really more spacious than a small car. Their SUV look camouflages the fact that when it comes to cargo space and interior volume, they don’t really give their owners enough to meet the needs of a small family or active lifestyle.

To put things in perspective, the Hyundai Kona is smaller than the outgoing Hyundai Accent subcompact car. So, when you buy a Kona, you are essentially buying… a small hatchback.

The 2022 Kia Seltos feels more like a sport utility vehicle. It drives higher off the ground, and it has more cargo space than its direct rivals including the Kona.

2022 Kia Seltos 2022 Hyundai Kona
Cargo space (behind 2nd row) 752 litres 544 litres
Cargo space (behind 1st row) 1,778 litres 1,296 litres

As you can see, you enjoy nearly 500 litres more cargo space overall in the Seltos, a huge difference. Even with all seats in place, the Seltos offers 200 extra litres of cargo volume.

There’s also more space for your passengers in the 2022 Kia Seltos, especially in the back.

2022 Kia Seltos 2022 Hyundai Kona
Rear head room 975 mm 961 mm
Rear leg room 965 mm 893 mm

If you have tall people in your family, the 2022 Kia Seltos will give you the most comfort both in front and in back.

Similar engines and features

The 2022 Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona share their powertrain options meaning that both offer a standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder that delivers 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Both can also get a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine with 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

The major difference between the Seltos and Kona is that the Kia is a lot more spacious. Check it out for yourself today!