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2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs. 2022 Kia Seltos Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Trailblazer

MSRP*: $21,800 to $27,400
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2022 Kia
Seltos

MSRP*: $22,590 to $28,090
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Invoice* $20,822 to $26,221 $21,702 to $26,731
MPG - City 26 - 29 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 30 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.4 ft3 62.8 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 155-hp, 1.3-liter, 3 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 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 - 155 hp 146 - 175 hp
Exterior Length 173.5 - 173.7 in 172.0 in
Exterior Width 71.2 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 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** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Chevrolet Trailblazer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Seltos. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Trailblazer 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 Chevrolet Trailblazer 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 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is about the same width as the Kia Seltos. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Trailblazer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Seltos.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Trailblazer has a little less horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Trailblazer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Kia Seltos. The Chevrolet Trailblazer has less cargo space than the Kia Seltos, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Trailblazer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.