Compare 2022 Kia SUVs

2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

Whether you’re looking for a spacious mid-size SUV for your growing Federal Way family, or you’d like a sporty compact SUV, you’re sure to find a model that suits your needs in the Kia SUV lineup. If you’re unsure which model will suit you best, read this guide as we compare Kia SUVs vs. Kia Crossovers and help you decide which Kia is right for you!

Crossover v. SUV: What’s the Difference?

Crossovers and SUVs may look similar, but they do have some key differences that you should consider. For example, crossover SUVs tend to be more agile and fuel-efficient; however, they don’t offer the same space as mid-size or full-size SUVs. Other differences between Kia crossover SUVs and full-size models include:

  • Platform: For a vehicle to be classified as an SUV, it must use a truck-based platform. On the other hand, a crossover is built off a car platform. In short: crossovers are enhanced versions of cars, while SUVs have a larger build, so they can perform more rugged tasks.
  • Power: Full-size SUVs are more powerful in order to perform jobs like towing. Also, SUVs are typically configured with V6 or V8 engines, while crossover engines typically range from a 4-cylinder and up.
  • Price: Full-size Kia SUVs typically cost more than crossovers because they offer more space and capability.

Kia Soul

The 2022 Kia Soul is a compact crossover that offers a peppy drive and head-turning style. With a variety of Soul configurations to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding a model tailored to your driving experience. You can also look forward to superb mpg ratings and a comfort-centric interior loaded with the latest tech features. Check out some key highlights of the Kia Soul below:

  • Standard touch-screen display
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • A maximum of 62.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seat is folded down
  • A fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway (base model with 6-speed automatic transmission)
  • Standard safety features such as a Brake Assist System (BAS) and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Kia Niro

The 2022 Kia Niro is a hybrid crossover that also provides an extensive list of standard features, as well as various optional advanced safety technologies:

  • Parallel Hybrid System featuring regenerative braking and dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Available safety tech such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • An impressive fuel economy rating of 53 mpg city/48 mpg highway (entry-level FE model)

Kia Seltos

As a compact crossover, the 2022 Kia Seltos comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. It also features AWD with torque vectoring, offering you more control on Sumner streets. In addition to its robust performance features, the Kia Seltos also offers a number of other high-value features:

  • Remote keyless entry and immobilizer
  • Dual-level cargo floor
  • Forward collision avoidance-assist-ped (FCA-Ped)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

Kia Sportage

The 2023 Kia Sportage is the ideal fusion of sophistication and power. This SUV provides a wide range of tech and safety features and multiple engines to choose from. You can also upgrade to an all-wheel drive system for optimal control and handling:

  • 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway fuel economy (LX model with front-wheel drive)
  • Maximum interior volume of 129.3 cubic feet
  • Optional Dynamax™ all-wheel drive with a locking center differential
  • Available Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

When you compare the Kia Niro vs. Sportage, you’ll find that the Niro is the more efficient model. However, the Sportage offers more performance capabilities with its available AWD system.

Kia Sorento

A spacious three-row mid-size SUV, the 2022 Kia Sorento offers impressive performance, including an available AWD system that allows you to navigate tough road conditions with ease. Other highlights of the Kia Sorento include:

  • An available 2.5L Turbo engine that generates 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive system with a locking center differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC)
  • Maximumtowing capacity of 3,500 pounds with all-wheel drive

TheKia Sorento interior spans 121.3 cubic feet, and all of the Sorento configurations can comfortably seat up to seven Puyallup passengers. Additionally, the Sorento interior offers a maximum cargo capacity of 75.5 cubic feet. When comparing the Kia Sportage vs. Sorento, you’ll see that the Sorento is slightly more compact, and the Sportage can only tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Kia Telluride

The 2022 Kia Telluride is a cavernous SUV that’s designed to comfortably accommodate your family, friends, and cargo. On top of that, the Telluride is also capable of hauling heavy loads, perfect for the weekends when you need to tow the family camper. Take a look at some exciting highlights of the Kia Telluride:

  • 5,000 pounds of towing
  • Four different drive modes including comfort, eco, sport, and smart
  • Wireless charging capabilities
  • Kia UVO link services
  • Seats up to 8 passengers

Kia Carnival MPV

As the latest addition to the Kia SUV lineup, the 2023 Kia Carnival seats up to 8 passengers and provides best-in-class passenger and cargo space. Along with offering high-end features like 12-inch dual panoramic displays, the Carnival also brings power to Auburn roadways with its 3,500-pound towing capacity. Explore some other features of the Kia Carnival:

  • 3.5L V6 Engine w/ 290 HP & 262 lb-ft. of torque
  • Power sliding rear doors
  • Rear passenger air condition
  • Rear Occupant Alert w/ ultrasonic sensors

Explore the Kia SUVs & Crossovers at Sunset Kia of Auburn

Now that you’ve read about the Kia SUVs and the Kia Crossovers, it’s time to explore them in person! Visit our dealership in Sunset Kia of Auburn to take your favorite models out for a test drive and experience how they handle in real-time. Keep in mind that when you shop at our dealership, not only will you experience exceptional customer service, but you’ll also have access to our dealership-exclusive perks. These include ourWarranty Protection for Life,Oil Changes for Life and Sunset Auto Used Car Reconditioning programs!


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