2017 Jeep Renegade vs 2017 Kia Soul

Car shoppers in the market for a capable, small crossover SUV may be intrigued by one of the models in this 2017 Jeep Renegade vs 2017 Kia Soul comparison. Both of these subcompact crossovers fit plenty of feature and advantages into a small and uniquely styled package. While the 2017 Kia Soul has a boxier appearance that may appeal to folks who want a specific look, the 2017 Jeep Renegade offers premium features and much better base powertrain responsiveness.

Both the 2017 Jeep Renegade and the 2017 Kia Soul are available with more than one engine option, but when comparing the starting trims (the 2017 Renegade Sport and the 2017 Kia Soul Base) the Renegade offers significantly more horsepower with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In addition to 30 more horsepower than the base four-cylinder on the Kia Soul, this engine offers 184 pound-feet of torque, compared to just 118 pound-feet of torque on the Kia model.

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2017 Jeep Renegade VS 2017 Kia Soul
$17,995 Starting MSRP $15,990
1.4-L Turbo 4-cylinder (160 hp) Base Engine 1.6-L 4-cylinder (130 hp)
24/31 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 25/30 mpg
Front-Wheel, Four-Wheel Drive Type Front-Wheel

Capability Advantages of the 2017 Jeep Renegade

While comparing the mileage numbers of the 2017 Jeep Renegade vs the 2017 Kia Soul, these two SUVs come out to be pretty similar in the base trim. However, the 2017 Jeep Renegade offers significant advantage when it comes to traveling off the road for a summer weekend by the lake, or when navigating snowy back roads in the winter. The Jeep subcompact crossover is available with a responsive four-wheel drive system on all trim levels, and on the elite, off-road optimized Trailhawk trim this system can handle even some of the most challenging driving territory.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade also offers one of the most user-friendly infotainment options in the automotive market with the Uconnect system. A five-inch touchscreen display is standard on the Sport trim, while a 6.5-inch version is available on upper trims. The 2017 Kia Soul comes with the UVO infotainment system also with a touchscreen display.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive the 2017 Jeep Renegade in the St. Paul area, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul team today.

black 2017 Jeep Renegade on the road
steering wheel and front dashboard of the 2017 Jeep Renegade
center console and cupholders in the 2017 Jeep Renegade
view of the 2017 Jeep Renegade as seen from the passenger side
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