Most of America’s favorite SUVs fall into the compact crossover segment. These models blend affordable prices and manageable sizes with roomy interiors and gentle rides. But when you’re ready to give up a bit of the latter for some more of the former, it’s time to consider a subcompact crossover.
Two of the best subcompact crossovers are the 2022 Kia Seltos and the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. But based on our tests of these two mini utility vehicles, each one has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. In this review, we’ll explore how the Seltos and Crosstrek compare in each of eight categories, and then name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which one is the better subcompact crossover for you.