Compare 2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul

2018 Jeep Renegade
2018 Kia Soul
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Renegade Altitude 4x4 24 31 $23,160 $23,595
Renegade Altitude FWD 24 31 $21,680 $22,095
Renegade Latitude 4x4 24 31 $23,160 $23,595
Renegade Latitude FWD 24 31 $21,680 $22,095
Renegade Limited 4x4 21 29 $26,778 $27,445
Renegade Limited FWD 22 30 $25,298 $25,945
Renegade Sport 4x4 24 31 $20,067 $20,250
Renegade Sport FWD 24 31 $18,583 $18,750
Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 21 29 $26,450 $27,095
Renegade Upland Edition 4x4 24 29 $20,067 $20,250
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,160
$21,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Jeep Renegade mounts a spirited defense of its brand bona fides, but delivers a less convincing impression of a great economy car. The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.1 101
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 63.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
166.6 163
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
40.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3210 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.32
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
DE1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Renegade Kia Soul
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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