Toyota Corolla Cross vs Kia Seltos

This is a Motormouth couple car comparison of the all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross small SUV versus the Kia Seltos small SUV.

The new Toyota Corolla Cross has a 2L 4-cylinder engine matched with a CVT, 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Seltos comes with a base 2L 4-cylinder with a CVT, 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a turbocharged 4-cylinder with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both models have FWD and AWD options. The Corolla Cross is over 4 inches longer than the Seltos and offers more than an inch extra front legroom. The Seltos has 6 inches more second row legroom and offers a little more cargo space behind the second row, but the winner for overall cargo capacity goes to the Corolla Cross.

There are three trims available on the Toyota, the base trim comes with a 7” touchscreen, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, heated front seats, manual driver and passenger cloth seats.The next trim up gets an 8” touchscreen, heated steering wheel and blind spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert.

You can add the LE package for $2,100 CAD for the moonroof and wireless charger. The top trim has a 9-speaker JBL audio system, Softex power driver’s seat, wireless charger and a power rear lift-gate. The Seltos comes with similar standard features, heated cloth front seats, an 8” touchscreen and Apple Carplay and Android Auto. One up from the base model gets a heated steering wheel, sunroof and leatherette upholstery. The top trim is where you’ll find all the extras like power driver and passenger seats, the bigger 10.25” touchscreen, 7” instrument cluster, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and a wireless charger.

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