2019 Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade

Red Kia Soul

Here at Pat Peck Kia, we know that our customers in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg need a capable SUV for their families and their lives.

The 2019 Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade are both great SUVs, but we want to make sure you go home with a vehicle you’re happy with. That’s why our team has put together this comparison of the Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade. We’ll explore the performance of these SUVs, along with interior versatility and safety features.

Interior Versatility

Both the 2019 Kia Soul and the Jeep Renegade seat five people. Drivers who are looking out for the comfort of their backseat passengers are going to need the superior legroom offered by the Kia Soul. It has 39.1 inches of rear legroom, compared to the 35.1 inches of the Renegade.

When it comes to staying connected, you can do it with the Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® connectivity that’s available on both SUVs. With the Kia Soul, you’ll also get available UVO eServices. This technology can help you schedule maintenance visits and keep track of parking locations.

These SUVs offer 60/40 split-folding rear seats, so that you can make the most out of the cargo space. The 2019 Kia Soul, however, offers you more room for your haul. It has 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. The Jeep Renegade only has a maximum cargo space of 50.8 cubic feet.

2019 Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade: Performance

For drivers who are looking for more options, these SUVs have you covered. Both offer two engine options, including an available turbocharged choice. The Jeep Renegade comes standard with the 2.4L Tigershark® Multiair® 2 engine. It can be upgraded to a 1.3L MultiAir® Turbo engine.

The Kia Soul is equipped with a standard 1.6L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. This engine also comes outfitted with a turbocharger on the “!” trim. Its available engine is a 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4.

Drivers who wish to take their SUV farther are going to want to invest in the 2019 Kia Soul. It has a 14.2-gallon fuel tank, whereas the fuel tank of the Renegade can only hold 12.7 gallons.

Advanced Safety Features

2019 Kia Soul InteriorKia DRIVE WiSE features an array of available safety and driver-assistive technologies. The available Blind Spot Detection will help you manage blind spots on the side and rear areas of the Soul. Plus, the available Lane Departure Warning System will monitor the positioning of the vehicle and warns you if it begins to drift from a detected lane. DRIVE WiSE has several other available features including Forward Collision Warning and Smart Cruise Control.

The Jeep Renegade has similar available features. Some of which include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring system
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning

The 2019 Kia Soul is also built with side-impact steel beams. They reinforce the doors to help absorb impact and deflect force away from the passengers. Plus, the front and rear crumple zones of the Soul help dissipate the energy from a collision to help protect the passenger compartment.

Test Drive the Kia Soul Today!

The 2019 Kia Soul is equipped with advanced technologies, more cargo space, and a body structure that keeps you and your passengers safe. That’s why this SUV has come out on top in this comparison.

If you’re in D’Iberville, Gulfport, or Hattiesburg looking for a new SUV, the Kia Soul might be the one for you. Head over to Pat Peck Kia and schedule a test drive today!