Looking for something that is versatile and can take you on lots of amazing adventures? Two sets of wheels you'll want to look into are the Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade. There are many benefits to both of them, but there are some differences that set them apart.

This review by Car Town Kia aims to help you reach a decision as to which of these rides you should choose to drive throughout Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort, KY.

Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade: Which Has the Better MPG?

When you're shopping for your next 4-wheeled companion, one question you might ask is "how many miles to the gallon does this get?" If you're considering the Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade, you'll be happy to know both offer excellent fuel economy. In the Jeep, drivers will see an EPA-estimated 22 city and 30 highway MPG in front-wheel drive models and 21 city and 29 highway MPG in 4-wheel drive models.

Drivers may be happier with the MPG in the Kia, however, as it offers an EPA-estimated 28 city and 33 highway MPG when you choose the Intelligent Variable Transmission.1 Meanwhile, you'll get an EPA-estimated 25 city and 31 highway MPG if you opt for the 6-Speed Manual Transmission.1 So, driving the Kia Soul will help you stay on the road longer than you would in the Jeep Renegade.

Cargo Room in the Kia Soul & Jeep Renegade

Need extra room for luggage for that family trip? Taking extra equipment to a job site? With lots of cargo room in the Kia Soul and the Jeep Renegade, second trips will be a thing of the past. In the Jeep, you'll get 18.5 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seats upright and 50.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume with the second row folded down.

However, the Kia Soul will offer you more space, as you'll get 24.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and a maximum of 62.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade: Infotainment

Being able to listen to music and podcasts no matter where you're going always enhances your driving experience. With lots of infotainment options in the Kia Soul and the Jeep Renegade, you can take advantage of all the latest and greatest technology and infotainment features, such as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

The Kia and Jeep both come with standard 7-inch touch-screen displays that allow you to access apps from your phone, maps, and more. However, if you want to upgrade in either automotive beast, the Kia Soul offers a bigger available screen at 10.25 inches, whereas the Jeep only has an available 8.4-inch screen. The Kia also offers an available wireless charging feature that the Jeep does not feature.

Which Model Will You Choose?

We at Car Town Kia hope this comparison between the Kia Soul and the Jeep Renegade has helped you lean toward a decision. If you were to ask us, we'd say that drivers in Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort, Kentucky, will gravitate toward the Kia Soul due to its MPG capabilities, cargo volume, and infotainment options.

Want to take it for a spin? Contact us to schedule a test drive!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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