2020 Jeep Renegade
Features & Specs
2020 Kia Soul
Adaptive cruise control
Available on other styles
180 hp
Engine power
147 hp
9-speed automatic
41.1 in.
Front head room
39.4 in.

2020 Jeep Renegade vs Kia Soul

Finding your next SUV doesn't have to be a challenge or a stressful experience. We are dedicated to making this process as easy as possible, starting with narrowing down the options so you aren't at all overwhelmed. We are going to be taking a look at the 2020 Jeep Renegade and the 2020 Kia Soul. Both of these vehicles are at the top of their game, but which one is better? Jeep is giving the 2020 Renegade an optional Kenwood premium audio system, optional automatic emergency braking, and even 19-inch wheels for the Latitude. You'll find rugged stylings and even off-road capabilities! The 2020 Soul is all-new this year, although a major thing, like not offering all-wheel drive, is a big hurdle that it will need to overcome if it's to beat the Renegade. Keep reading to find out more!

2020 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

To get you where you need to go, and to help you plan your next adventure, the 2020 Jeep Renegade comes with two available engines. While two-wheel drive is standard, four-wheel drive is also available, which is especially important for anyone who is looking to hit the trails. The base engine here is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which produces 180 horsepower and up to 175 pound-feet of torque. The other engine option is a turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-4, which can get up to 210 pound-feet of torque and around 177 horsepower. Both engines work with an impressive nine-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Kia Soul Power & Handling

Two engines are also found with the Kia Soul. The base option here is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can punch out a measly 147 horsepower and around 132 pound-feet of torque. The other available engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder, which outputs 195 pound-feet of torque and 201 horsepower. The base engine works with a continuously variable transmission, while the 1.6-liter engine gets a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with no option for all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

2020 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

Beyond just giving you two options for a powerful engine, and available four-wheel drive, the Renegade also gets you a great trim lineup. The standard features here include a 5-inch touchscreen audio system, 16-inch steel wheels, and push-button start. That isn't all you'll find with this SUV. If you get the Latitude trim, you'll find LED interior lighting, a 7-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, a premium-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The rest of the lineup offers leather upholstery, skid plates, red tow hooks, a navigation system, LED lighting, and a power-adjustable driver's seat.

2020 Kia Soul Features & Design

Standard features for the Soul include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB input, a 7-inch touchscreen, six airbags, air conditioning, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, and cloth seats. Some of the optional features include heated front seats, LED front lights, extra USB ports, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen. The Renegade simply knows how to equip its trim levels better than the Kia Soul.


While the competition is stiff, the 2020 Jeep Renegade manages to fend off the Kia Soul easily. Through the off-roading capabilities and the dedication to the latest technology, the Renegade is the vehicle that can fit in with any environment and any crowd. Stop by our dealership today to check out the models on our lot!

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