2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade

Drivers looking for an engaging and cool small car can find a confident vehicle in either of the models in this 2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade comparison. Both of these vehicles offers plenty of engaging attitude and fun with a reasonable price tag. But which one is best for the modern city driver?

The 2016 Kia Soul is a compact car which is extremely fun to drive. While its engine is somewhat less powerful than the base four-cylinder in the 2016 Jeep Renegade, it has plenty of acceleration chops, and can actually go from 0 to 60 slightly faster than the Jeep compact SUV. The 2016 Kia Soul also delivers very comparable fuel-efficiency numbers. All of this makes it a great commuting vehicle that can fit comfortably in small city parking spots. The 2016 Kia soul can also confidently handle passing and getting up to speed on the highway. While the 2016 Jeep Renegade may also be able to offer these advantages, the 2016 Kia Soul can offer this same well-equipped competence for thousands of dollars less, allowing it to fit neatly in any budget.

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2016 Kia Soul VS 2016 Jeep Renegade
$15,900 Starting MSRP $17,995
Subcompact Wagon Vehicle Type Compact Crossover SUV
1.6-L 4-cylinder (130 hp)  Base Engine 1.4-L 4-cylinder (160 hp)
61.3 cubic feet Max. Cargo Space 50.8 cubic feet

Interior Space in the 2016 Soul

Another advantage that the Soul brings to this 2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade comparison is interior space. The Jeep Renegade offers decent hiproom in the back seat, but the 2016 Kia Soul excels when it comes to both leg and headroom. What it can offer when it comes to cargo space is even more impressive. The 2016 Kia Soul has 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is just slightly more than the 18.5 cubic feet offered in the 2016 Jeep Renegade. However, you can see a significant difference when it comes to folding those seats down. Dropping the 40/20/40 folding seats in the Renegade offers 50.8 cubic feet of total space for cargo. In contrast, the 2016 Kia Soul, with the rear 60/40 seats folded down, offers a stunning 61.3 cubic feet. Individual drivers with occasional large transportation needs will definitely be able to benefit from the impressive space in this subcompact wagon.

The 2016 Kia Soul also offers several fun technology features, like the responsive UVO infotainment system and an optional premium eight-speaker sound system. To learn more about the 2016 Kia Soul in Irvine CA or to schedule your test drive today, contact Kia of Irvine at 855-795-6090.

seat view in the 2016 Kia Soul
rear view of a green 2016 Kia Soul
boldly yellow 2016 Kia Soul
infotainment and dashboard view of the 2016 Kia Soul