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2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2022 Kia Seltos Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Trax

MSRP*: $21,400 to $23,820
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2022 Kia
Seltos

MSRP*: $22,590 to $28,090
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Invoice* $20,630 to $22,962 $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 167.2 in 172.0 in
Exterior Width 69.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.7 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 Chevrolet Trax, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Seltos offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Trax, 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 Chevrolet Trax 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Trax will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Seltos. 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 Trax and the Kia Seltos have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trax 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 Chevrolet Trax is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Chevrolet Trax has the same turning radius as the Kia Seltos, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Trax has a little more horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Trax 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 Chevrolet Trax and the Kia Seltos. The Chevrolet Trax has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

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