2020 Jeep Renegade
Features & Specs
2020 Kia Soul
180 hp
Base Engine Power
147 hp
6.7 in.
Ground Clearance
6.7 in.
9-speed automatic
Base Transmission
6-speed manual
66.5 in.
63 in.

2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Kia Soul

Central Avenue Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram knows how difficult it can be to find the right SUV. Our knowledgeable staff wants to help make things easier by comparing the 2020 Jeep Renegade with the 2020 Kia Soul. These are two of the top Crossover SUVs of the model year. New for the Jeep Renegade during the 2020 model year would be the power increase on the 1.3-liter engine, available options and packages open to the lower trim levels, and a remote smartphone app as well as many others. For the Kia Soul, 2020 brings in a restyled exterior and new base level powertrain. To learn more about how these two models compare, please read further!

2020 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

The 2020 Jeep Renegade offers two engine options. The first engine is a 2.4-liter inline-4 with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both engines also come with the choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with a tow rating of up to 4,000 pounds with the four-wheel-drive configuration.

2020 Kia Soul Power & Handling

The 2020 Kia Soul comes with three engine choices. The first engine is a 2-liter inline-4 with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, while the second is a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4. The third engine is a 64-kWh liquid-cooled battery with DC fast-charging capability. This engine is all-electric. The first engine is paired with a CVT while the second engine is matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2020 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

The Jeep Renegade has four primary trim levels and three sub-trims. The primary trim levels are the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk, while the sub-trims are the Upland, Altitude, and High Altitude. The Sport starts things off with a removable cargo floor panel, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. The Latitude comes with ambient LED lighting, upgraded cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the option to add the Cold Weather Group for added comfort in winter. The Limited comes with this Group added, remote engine start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, and an upgraded driver information display. The Trailhawk brings in off-roading fun with hill descent control, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, and more. The sub-trims then add additional features and upgrades to the Sport, Latitude, and Limited models.

2020 Kia Soul Features & Design

The Kia Soul is available with six trim options. These trims are the LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, and GT-Line Turbo. The LX comes with automatic headlights, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera. The next trim is the S with upgraded cloth upholstery and additional driving aids. The X-Line brings in roof rails, foglights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The GT-Line brings a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gloss-black mirrors, and added safety features. The EX adds LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, heated front seats, and a wireless charging pad. Topping it off is the GT-Line Turbo with LED exterior lighting, LED interior lighting, a sunroof, and more.


The 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Jeep Renegade prove more difficult to choose between the more we compare. However, the Jeep Renegade comes out on top with its available options to bring wanted features down to cheaper trim levels, as well as offering incredible off-roading functionality that is not found on the Kia Soul. Stop in to Central Avenue Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for exceptional help in finding the right Jeep Renegade to match your lifestyle.

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