The Jeep Renegade vs the Kia Soul

If you’re looking for a new small SUV to buy then there’s a good chance you are looking toward the new Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul for your next purchase. That being said, there are many aspects of the Jeep Renegade which makes it superior to the Kia Soul. Find out why below!

Comfort

yellow jeep renegade While the Jeep Renegade is a considerable smaller car than many of its Jeep predecessors, it does have many strengths regarding comfort that the Kia Soul does now. By simply asking those in the front seat to move up, your passengers will have plenty of legroom. Not only this, but the Renegade is very wide, which means people won’t have their shoulders squished together during long road trips.

The seats are incredibly comfortable and bolstered nicely, which makes any ride in the Jeep Renegade incredibly comfortable.

Engine

There are two powertrain options with the Jeep Renegade. The very base model has a turbocharged engine of 160 horsepower, as well as being a 1.4-liter 4 cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual.

If, on the other hand, you don’t feel like shifting by yourself, then you can upgrade to the 180 horsepower 2.4-liter four engine, which has a 9 speed automatic transmission. More and more, this transmission is becoming common with Chrysler, Jeep, and Fiat.

While front-wheel drive is standard, you can also have all-wheel drive for both engines, which only goes to prove the Jeep Renegade’s versatility.

The Kia Soul has three engine options; however, the base engine has much less horsepower than the Jeep Renegade. The Kia Soul’s 1.6-liter inline-4 simply does not match up to the Jeep Renegade in terms of torque.

silver kia soul olympiaSafety

The Renegade comes in with exceptional safety ratings, at four out of five stars. All base models are equipped with a rear-view mirror. It has optional safety measures, like forward collision warnings that have automatic braking, blind-spot monitors, and lane-departure warnings.

These safety measures are ideal for any drive, because they reduce the chance of getting an accident on the road. If, for no other reason, you should consider buying the Jeep Renegade for its reliability.

While the Kia Soul does have five out of five stars for safety, it does not come with the option braking on its forward collision. For this reason, it is best to go with the Jeep Renegade.

The Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul are the clear front runners if you’re looking for a new car to buy this year. While there are many pluses to buying the Kia Soul, the Jeep Renegade is superior in terms of safety, engine, and comfort. While it doesn’t not have much space at first-sight, the Jeep Renegade has plenty of shoulder room. It also has great safety, including automatic braking which the Kia Soul does not, and a superior base engine. That being said, you should find out for yourself!

To learn more about a Jeep Renegade for sale near Olympia, Washington, contact the team at Washington Auto Credit today!

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