Three reasons to buy a 2022 Kia Seltos instead of a 2021 Nissan Qashqai


Thinking of buying a small SUV? Then you like have the 2022 Kia Seltos and the 2021 Nissan Qashqai on your list. Both are known as some of the most versatile models around in their segment and both are among the most popular.

Choosing the right model for you depends on your needs. Tangibly, the 2022 Kia Seltos outshines the 2021 Nissan Qashqai across the board with more horsepower, lower fuel consumption, and more interior space. If these things matter to you, the new Seltos is the way to go. Let’s take a closer look at three areas where the 2022 Kia Seltos outshines the 2021 Qashqai.

Better performance

The 2022 Kia Seltos offers two engines while the Qashqai offers only one. With 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, the Seltos’ base engine delivers more horsepower than the Nissan Qashqai which offers 141 horsepower.

Moreover, the Seltos is offered with a turbocharged 1.6-litre powertrain that offers 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, quite a bit more than the Qashqai.

This means that the Seltos accelerates faster than the Qashqai, it passes with more confidence, and it is a lot more fun to drive.

Better fuel economy

You would think that the Seltos, because it is more powerful, is less efficient than the Nissan Qashqai. Quite the contrary as you can see below:

2022 Kia Seltos 2021 Nissan Qashqai
Base engine city 8.2 l/100 km 9.9 l/100 km
Base engine highway 7.1 l/100 km 8.0 l/100 km
Turbo engine city 9.4 l/100 km
Turbo engine highway 7.9 l/100 km

As you can see, the 2022 Kia Seltos is a lot more efficient than the base Qashqai. As a matter of fact, the Seltos is more efficient even when equipped with its optional turbo engine.

Even if you opt for all-wheel drive and the CVT automatic gearbox, the Qashqai averages 9.0 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway. The Seltos remains the most efficient option.

Better versatility

The Nissan Qashqai offers between 566 litres and 648 litres of cargo space behind the rear seats. The Seltos offers 752 litres. Even when you lower the rear seat, the Seltos remains the most generous in terms of cargo space.

The 2022 Kia Seltos is more fun and dynamic than the 2021 Nissan Qashqai despite having more space and better fuel economy. Contact us today to learn more!