2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Jeep Renegade

Every now and then, two very different car cross paths and an unexpected rivalry is born. The 2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Jeep Renegade comparison is precisely this. When someone sees the Soul and Rengade next to one another, they probably won't guess that these two are actually very good rivals for one another. However, as any faithful Kia customer would assume, the Kia Soul does come with away with the win over the Jeep Renegade.

The 2017 Kia Soul begins its victory lap as early as the price tag, which reveals that the base price for the Soul is nearly $2,000 less than the Renegade. When people hear this, there are two main reactions. They are either drawn to the lower price tag, or they assume that the less expensive car is of lesser quality. This is a fair assumption, but it is very far from the truth. The Kia Soul actually offers its customers more features for less money than the Jeep Renegade. 

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2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Jeep Renegade
$16,100 Base MSRP $17,995
24/30 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 24/31 mpg
Standard Bluetooth Optional
39.1 in. Rear Legroom 35.1 in.

Key Differences Between 2017 Kia Soul and 2017 Jeep Renegade

In addition to its base price of almost $2,000 less than the 2017 Jeep Renegade, the 2017 Kia Soul also wins in several other regards. For example, the 2017 Soul comes with standard Bluetooth connectivity across all of its trim levels. While the Soul offers this state-of-the-art technology standard, the Jeep Renegade only offers it on the side as an additional, optional cost. This alone is a game-changer for many modern-day consumers. 

In addition, the Kia Soul also offers significantly more legroom in the rear, which means that passengers of all shapes sizes will fell significantly more comfortable in the Soul than they would in the Renegade. This also leads many people to believe that the Kia Soul is built with the intention of keeping families and friend happy with every adventure. The Renegade, on the other hand, seems to have been built with much more of a focus on the driver. 

The closest the 2017 Jeep Renegade comes to outperforming the 2017 Kia Soul is its marginally better fuel economy. While it is technically a small victory, it certainly doesn’t warrant an additional $2,000, a technological downgrade, and less comfortable and spacious passenger space. The 2017 Kia Soul earns a clean and simple win over the 2017 Jeep Renegade.

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