2019 Jeep Renegade vs 2019 Kia Soul

2019 Jeep Renegade vs 2019 Kia Soul

Adored for their distinct boxy style and modern flare, the 2019 Jeep Renegade and the 2019 Kia Soul stand out in the hoard of crossovers on the roads today. Despite their similar aesthetic appeal, these two spunky models differ incredibly in what they offer. See how the pair butt heads in this comparison of the 2019 Jeep Renegade and the 2019 Kia Soul.

Don’t let that shared boxy shape fool you – the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul feature entirely different builds. The Renegade is built on fully independent front and rear suspensions, which offer superior ride comfort and handling. The Kia Soul instead offers a rear torsion beam axle with a semi-independent rear suspension. The Renegade’s suspension also comes equipped with a set of standard front and rear stabilizer bars for increased control and security. In the Soul’s suspension, you’ll find a rear stabilizer bar is missing from the picture.


2019 Jeep Renegade


2019 Kia Soul

$22,025  Starting MSRP $16,490 
4x2 or 4x4  Driveline Options 4x2 
180 hp / 175 lb.-ft.  Max Horsepower / Torque  161 hp / 150 lb.-ft. 
2,000 lbs.  Max. Towing Capacity  0 lbs. 

Main Differences Between the 2019 Jeep Renegade and the 2019 Kia Soul

You could probably guess who wins the face off for capability. The Renegade 4x4 equipped with the 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 offers a towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. The Soul, on the other hand, offers no towing capacity whatsoever.

Glancing across the feature offerings of each trim level, the Soul doesn’t give much to be excited about. On the Renegade, drivers gain a long list of convenient features such as:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic high beams
  • Dual-zone air conditioning
  • ParkSense Park Assist Plus (automatically parallel parks or backs into a parking spot)
  • Cornering lights (illuminate around corners when turn signals are activated)

If you think you might find any of these features on the Soul’s lineup, think again.

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