2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Jeep Renegade

The 2020 Jeep Renegade, as well as the 2020 Kia Soul, are great subcompact SUV options for you to hit the roads of Monroe, NC. They offer a range of features that can help make your drive enjoyable and safe, but if you’re confused about which one to buy, here’s a comparison of the two models. 

The Renegade models are Sport, Latitude, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk, and High Altitude. The trim levels available with the 2020 Soul are LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and GT-Line Turbo. 


There are 2 engine options available for the 2020 Jeep Renegade. One is a 2.4L I4 engine that is capable of producing 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, paired with 9-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy with this engine is 22/30 mpg in the city/highway. An upgraded 1.3L inter-cooled turbo premium engine is also available, which can produce 177 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy with this engine is 24/32 mpg in the city/highway.  

The Soul has a 2.0L I4 engine that can produce 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, much lower than the Renegade, paired with 6-speed manual transmission. 27/33 city/highway mpg is the fuel economy of this engine. Only the GT-Line Turbo has a 1.6L inter-cooled turbo I4 with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque output and fuel economy rating of 27/32 city/highway mpg.

The 2020 Renegade is more suited to a variety of road conditions, available in front-wheel drive as well as 4x4 drivetrain options. The 2020 Soul, however, is only offered in front-wheel drive.     

The Renegade is a bigger vehicle measuring 66.5” in height and 166.6” in length while the Soul measures 63” in height and 165.2” in length. While the Renegade can tow up to 2000 lbs, the 2020 Soul is not suggested for towing. 


Both models can seat up to 5 people and come with a range of infotainment features that can keep you occupied on the road. The heated steering wheel on the Renegade can keep you warm when you’re driving, and there are over 70 safety features available, including:

  • Blind spots monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high beams 
  • Adaptive cruise control 

The 2020 Soul comes with Kia Drive Wise, Kia’s safety package. 

To know more about the Jeep Renegade drop by the Capital CDJR of Indian Trail dealership in Monroe, NC. We are just a short drive from Charlotte, Concord, and Rock Hill.

Source: Jeep