The differences between the 2022 Kia Seltos and the 2022 Kia Forte


We know it may appear odd to compare a small SUV with a compact sedan. The reality, however, is that many 2022 Kia Seltos buyers are and will be former compact sedan buyers. It is a reality that we are seeing across the automotive industry. Many buyers are turning to small SUVs after having owned small sedans for years.

Choosing between the 2022 Kia Seltos or the 2022 Kia Forte will ultimately come down to your specific needs. That said,  we thought we would put together a quick comparison between the two so that you can determine which is right for you.

As you can see, the 2022 Kia Seltos is more expensive than the 2022 Kia Forte, but both share similar base engines and the fuel economy rating of the Seltos is actually a little less than the Forte. The Seltos also has more interior space, and more cargo space, but the Forte has more legroom in the front.  Give us a call today to book a test drive with each model and see which one feels best on the road. Ultimately, there is no wrong decision here.

2022 Kia Seltos Specs 2022 Kia Forte
$23,595 Price $18,295
146-175 hp Max horsepower 147 hp
132-195 lb.-ft. Max torque 132 lb.-ft.
Not recommended Towing capacity Not recommended
752 L Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) 433 L
1,017 mm / 975 mm Headroom F/R 985 mm / 952 mm
1,051 mm / 965 mm Legroom F/R 1,073 mm / 906 mm
7,1 l/100 km Fuel economy average 7.4 l/100 km