2019 Renegade vs 2020 Soul

July 13th, 2020 by

Jeep Renegade on a dirt trail
The subcompact SUV class is filled with efficient, fun-sized vehicles that don’t always warrant a second look when you see them on the road. The 2019 Jeep Renegade and 2020 Kia Soul both turn heads with their outside-the-box angular frames, but these two SUVs offer more than just eye-catching looks. Let’s compare their recent models to see which one delivers everything you’re looking for.


While drivers don’t always turn to the subcompact SUV class looking for power, you’ll find all the muscle you need in the 2019 Renegade. The base model runs on a 180-horsepower 4-cylinder engine that generates 175 lb-ft of torque. Jeep also offers a 177-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder that puts out a solid 200 lb-ft of torque. When equipped for the job, the Renegade can even be called upon to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Although none of the 2020 Soul’s engines lend themselves to towing tasks, you’ll receive an adequate level of energy for daily driving duties.


There’s more to a vehicle’s performance quality than what’s under the hood, and these two SUVs show some distinctive attributes once you take them out for a drive. While both subcompacts provide stable rides whether you’re running around town or accelerating on the highway, only one can venture away from the asphalt when you want to brave the wild. Living up to Jeep’s rugged reputation, the Renegade can navigate uneven ground with ease. You can even opt for the durable Trailhawk trim that comes with more off-roading tools like all-terrain tires and skid plates.


Fans of boxy frames know that the tall cabs and squared corners are perfect for maximizing interior space, and both of these subcompacts offer excellent passenger and cargo room for their class. The front seats of either SUV promise sufficient seating for adults, and the Renegade pulls ahead of its competitor with an abundance of rear-seat elbowroom and overhead clearance. Interior design also varies by model, with the Soul furnished with sporty touches while the Renegade is fitted with durable wares that reflect its thrill-seeking attitude.

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If it looks like the Renegade is the right SUV for your lifestyle, we would love to connect you with it here at our dealership. Come see us in Warrenton whenever you would like to get behind the wheel of Jeep’s subcompact SUV, and feel free to ask our team anything that comes to mind as you explore your options.

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