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2022 Kia Seltos vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks Review

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2022 Kia

MSRP*: $22,490 to $27,990
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2021 Nissan

MSRP*: $19,550 to $21,990
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Invoice* $21,702 to $26,731 $18,846 to $21,191
MPG - City 25 - 29 MPG 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 35 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.8 ft3 32.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 146 - 175 hp 122 hp
Exterior Length 172.0 in 169.1 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 43.7 in
Rear 33.2 in
Head Room Front 38.5 - 40.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Nissan Kicks. The Nissan Kicks will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

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

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). The Kia Seltos is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Kicks. 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 Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Kia Seltos is much wider than the Nissan Kicks, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Seltos takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Kicks.

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

The Kia Seltos has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Kicks.

With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Seltos transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Kicks.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks. With the Kia Seltos, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Kicks.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Seltos than that of the Nissan Kicks.