2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul

side by side images of the 2018 Jeep Renegade and 2018 Kia Soul

Sometimes you don’t want to be just another car on the road. For drivers looking for a unique style that still offers plenty of capability, the two models in this 2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul comparison may be worth looking at twice. Both of these models have a one-of-a-kind look and offer plenty of practicality as well.

The 2018 Jeep Renegade has a higher starting price, but hits a lot of the right notes when it comes to practicality. It offers slightly more maximum interior space and highway mileage. Looking at advanced trims and engine options, the Renegade also has several advantages that the 2018 Kia Soul can’t match when it comes to towing and off-road potential.

2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul
$18,455 Starting MSRP $16,200
24/31 mpg Mileage (City/Highway) 24/30 mpg
1.4-L four-cylinder (160 hp) Base Engine 1.6-L four-cylinder (130 hp)
50.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 49.5 cubic feet

Off-Roading and Towing with the 2018 Jeep Renegade

The 2018 Kia Soul is available with up to three engine options: a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The 2018 Jeep Renegade is available with just two engine options, but both of them offer attractive driving. The base 1.4-liter four-cylinder is rated for 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque while the base engine of the 2018 Kia Soul offers just 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. The second level engine on the Kia vehicle reaches just 161 horsepower and 150 horsepower. The top engine in the Soul offers more engine output than the top 2.4-liter four-cylinder on the 2018 Jeep Renegade (which is rated for 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque), but the Jeep crossover is the only vehicle in this comparison that is actually rated for up to 2,000 pounds of towing (though there are rumors that the Soul might also be able to tow).

While these two models can be neck and neck in many ways, one way that the 2018 Jeep Renegade blows the 2018 Kia Soul out of the water is in off-roading potential. The 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model is even Trail Rated, which means that it comes standard with elite 4x4 drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, front and rear tow hooks, and skid plates. If you would like to learn more about this 2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul comparison, or to test drive a new Jeep Renegade at Fury Motors Stillwater, contact a member of our sales team.


front view of a black 2018 Jeep Renegade
red 2018 Jeep Renegade, side view
red 2018 Jeep Renegade, rear
red 2018 Jeep Renegade in scrub forest


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