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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2022 Kia Seltos Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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2022 Kia
Seltos

MSRP*: $22,590 to $28,090
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Invoice* $23,714 to $24,312 $21,702 to $26,731
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 30 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 62.8 ft3
Engine
  • 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 146-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 175-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 146 - 175 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 172.0 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 38.5 - 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Seltos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Kia Seltos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Kia Seltos, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is a little narrower than the Kia Seltos, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Kia Seltos, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little more horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Encore does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Kia Seltos. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Encore is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.