Skip to main content

Two Kia SUVs just took home Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards, and it isn’t the first time they’ve done so. Both the 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Kia Seltos are considered the top SUVs of their class. What makes them so great, and should you consider buying one?

A black 2022 Kia Telluride parked outside.
2022 Telluride Nightfall Edition | Kia

Both the 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Kia Seltos took home Kelley Blue Book Awards

The 2022 Kia Telluride and 2022 Kia Seltos each took home the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, according to Kia. This is the third year in a row that the Telluride has won the honor of being called the Best Midsize 3-Row SUV. It is the second year that the Kia Seltos has won the Best Subcompact SUV. To determine the award winners, Kelley Blue Book Editors considered more than 300 vehicles.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) calls the 2022 Kia Telluride “one of the most sought-after new vehicles on the market today.” KBB says that the updates to the 2022 Kia Telluride only make it better. These include a new grille, driver-assist features, and a larger infotainment screen.

As far as the 2022 Kia Seltos, KBB is impressed by how good it is for a brand-new SUV. The 2022 Kia Seltos is only in its second year, and it’s also a two-time winner of the Best Buy Award. Highlights of the 2022 Kia Seltos include its “tough-yet-stylish design” and essential safety features at an affordable price.

What are the differences between the Telluride and the Seltos?

The biggest difference between the 2022 Kia Telluride and the 2022 Kia Seltos is their size. The Telluride is at one end of the Kia SUV spectrum, while the Seltos is at the other, with only the Kia Soul smaller than it. Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America, Kia America said, “As the bookends to our lineup of SUVs, Telluride and Seltos show the impressive spectrum of capability that Kia can deliver, and we are proud to see them honored as segment leaders by the automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book.”

How much do the Kia Telluride and Seltos cost?

The 2022 Kia Telluride price starts at $32,790. This 2022 Kia Telluride cost is for the base model, the LX. The 2022 Kia Telluride LX has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that makes 291-hp and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The LX can also seat up to eight passengers and has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a push-button as well as remote start. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

The 2022 Kia Seltos starts at $22,490, with the base model, the 2022 Kia Seltos LX, starting at $23,665. The LX comes with a four-cylinder engine that makes 146 hp and has a continuously variable automatic transmission. It also comes with all-wheel drive, keyless entry, and an eight-inch touchscreen. The 2022 Kia Seltos LX is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also upgrade your Seltos for more features in higher trim levels.

If you’re looking for one of the best SUVs on the market today, you can’t go wrong with either of these two Kia SUVs. With the 2022 Kia Telluride capturing those looking for a larger SUV, and the 2022 Kia Seltos perfect for someone wanting a small SUV, the Kelley Blue Book awards demonstrate why you should consider either one of these sport utility vehicles.