2019 Jeep Renegade

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2019 Kia Soul


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Renegade

2019 Kia Soul

Engine Power

180 hp

130 hp

Engine Torque

175 lb-ft

118 lb-ft

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Ground Clearance

6.7 in

5.9 in

2019 Jeep Renegade vs 2019 Kia Soul near Toledo, OH

Not all SUVs are created equal, and in this market, you need to do something extraordinary to stand out, and the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul are undoubtedly remarkable. SUVs are excellent vehicles for families, and because of this, families need to know which one is the best to get. In this article, we are going to break down both of these vehicles and declare a winner that way when it comes time to buy a car you will know which one is the best.

2019 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

There are two four-cylinder engines available for the 2019 Jeep Renegade. The Sport and Latitude trims come with a 2.4-liter engine with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, while the Limited and Trialhawk use a new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with 177 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with the choice of two-wheel or four-wheel-drive while a nine-speed automatic transmission is a standard across all trims. Opting for a 2.4-liter engine with four-wheel-drive allows the Jeep Renegade to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Four-wheel-drive models also have a terrain-select system that optimizes the Jeep's traction settings for Snow, Sand, Mud, and in the case of the Trailhawk, Rock.

2019 Kia Soul Power & Handling

The Kia Soul comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that spits out 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque which is available at the base-level trim. Moving to the Soul Plus brings a 2.0-liter engine with 161 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. The top-level Exclaim gives you a 1.6-liter unit with 201 horsepower and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Fuel economy is unimpressive with all three engines, and the Kia Soul does not have all-wheel-drive, which means it pales in comparison to the Jeep Renegades superior four-wheel-drive system.

2019 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

In 2019 the Jeep Renegade comes in four trims each with impressive features. The base-level Sport comes with a six-way adjustable driver's seat, a rearview camera, power windows and door locks, and 16-inch wheels. Stepping up to the Latitude gets you features like air conditioning, cruise control, and tech advancements such as a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Options that vary by trim are leather seats, navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers. The Renegade also comes with a ton of safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and rear park assist.

2019 Kia Soul Features & Design

The Kia Soul comes in three trims. Base models include 16-inch alloy wheels, a drive-mode function, and a rearview camera. These features combine well with air conditioning, 6-way-manual- adjust the driver's seat and Bluetooth wireless technology. Higher-level trims come with heated front seats and steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, environmentally friendly interior materials, and a DC Fast Charge port. The Kia Soul also has a few optional packages such as a Convenience Package which comes with a UVO3 infotainment system, a rearview camera, and automatic headlights. The Soul Plus offers a Primo Lit package which adds a panoramic sunroof and leather seats. The Kia Soul comes with safety features such as blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning.

Conclusions

While it's a tough call, we are going to go with the Jeep Renegade. The Jeep Renegades one engine is better than the Kia Souls three, and the base-level Renegade has more features than the Souls. If you want to learn more about the Jeep Renegade, read our full review or come down to the dealership and speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives and take a test drive!

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