2022 Kia Seltos  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#91 of 2022 SUVs

#170 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2021 Kia Seltos
The Seltos, introduced by Kia in 2021, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Seltos provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Kia Seltos is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Kia Seltos has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.055%, and the chance of injury falls to 5%.

We estimate that the 2022 Kia Seltos has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0644% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.3569%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0644% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.3569% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Kia Seltos is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Kia Seltos is 58% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia Seltos offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2022 Kia Seltos can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. There are optional safety features on the 2022 Kia Seltos which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Kia Seltos. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9455Kia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksHonda HR-VKia SoulM. Outlander SportToyota Corolla CrossToyota C-HRC. TrailblazerBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxVolkswagen TaosComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Seltos with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 94. The 2022 Kia Seltos is less safe than the 2022 Hyundai Kona, the 2022 Nissan Kicks, the 2022 Honda HR-V, the 2022 Kia Soul, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax, the 2022 Buick Encore, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 2022 Toyota C-HR, and the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross.

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