When comparing the 2022 Hyundai KONA's and the 2022 Kia Seltos's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The 2022 Kia Seltos has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Hyundai KONA's and the 2022 Kia Seltos's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai KONA is a better car than the 2022 Kia Seltos.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Seltos Pricing
A used 2022 Hyundai KONA ranges from $19,788 to $28,283 while a used 2022 Kia Seltos is priced between $22,146 to $29,994. For a new model, the 2022 Hyundai KONA's price is between $20,302 and $31,885, with the 2022 Kia Seltos priced between $23,975 and $29,328.
2022 Hyundai KONA vs. 2022 Kia Seltos Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2022 Kia Seltos loses 42.1 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Kia Seltos retains 1.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Hyundai KONA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2022 Kia Seltos base engine makes 146 horsepower. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Seltos is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles. This gives the 2022 Hyundai KONA the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2022 Kia Seltos. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Hyundai KONA and 2022 Kia Seltos are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2022 Hyundai KONA has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Kia Seltos, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.