Compare the Jeep Renegade to the Ford Escape and Kia Soul

Let's compare the Jeep Renegade to its two top competitors - the Ford Escape and the Kia Soul. McKinney Jeep RAM Chrysler Dodge offers an impressive inventory of new Jeep Renegades in stock and our knowledgeable team is eager to help you find your new Renegade today and answer any questions you may have.

At McKinney, we want you to make the best buying decision for your lifestyle and budget and can help you find your dream car. We believe that the Jeep Renegade bests the competition in terms of versatile, small SUVs in the market today. Read more below to see for yourself what distinguishes this impressive vehicle.

Jeep Renegade VS. Ford Escape

The new 2019 Jeep Renegade is a great choice for drivers that value style, compact versatility, and affordability. While the Ford Escape offers features like an available 4WD system and available collision warning system, the Renegade standard and available features simply outshine the Escape.


The Jeep Renegade is a powerhouse compact SUV. With 4 trim levels to choose from, you can make sure you get the right fit for your driving style. Equipped with a 2.4 4 cyl. engine is faster than the Ford Escape's 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. engine. While the Escape offers an available 4WD system, the Renegade offers a choice of two rugged 4x4 systems that are ready to on any type of terrain. The Renegade also offers a standard nine-speed automatic transmission for easy and quick acceleration, where the Escape only has a six-speed transmission. The Renegade also is more fuel efficient at 32 MPG vs. the Escape's 29 MPG.

Technology & Safety 

Have peace of mind in your Jeep Renegade with its state-of-the-art safety features such as active headrests that help prevent neck and spine injuries as well as optional active braking to help prevent collisions. The Escape also offers an available collision warning system but does not have the preventative brake feature. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Ford Escape.

Available Special Options and Trim Levels

The Jeep Renegade offers four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Altitude, and Limited. The Renegade also offers many available features not offered in the Escape, such as removable roof panels and keyless start. Upgrade to the new turbocharged engine in the Jeep Renegade for a more impressive drive.


Jeep Renegade VS. Kia Soul

While these two vehicles have similar box shapes, they are vastly different in terms of features and capabilities. The Renegade offers a smoother ride and superior handling due to its build consisting of fully independent front and rear suspensions, while the Soul instead offers a rear torsion beam axel with semi-independent rear suspension. Read more below to see what else distinguishes the Jeep Renegade from the Kia Soul.


The 2019 Jeep Renegade comes with much more impressive performance specifications and offers an available 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission. This is much more powerful than the Kia Soul's available 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. The Renegade also offers 175 lb-ft of torque and 180 hp, which beats out the Soul's 150 lb-ft of torque and 161 hp. The Renegade simply outperforms the Soul in all aspects.    

Technology & Safety

With the most technologically advanced features available, the 2019 Jeep Renegade is hard to beat. While the 2019 Kia Soul offers features such as rear-camera display, Bluetooth, and other modern upgrades, the Renegade offers much more. When you take into consideration not only the standard Apple CarPlay, BeatsAudio Premium Sound System, and 4G WiFi Hotspot, but also the top-notch safety features, it really doesn't get better than the Renegade. With a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, and a rain-sensing windshield wiper system, you can rest assured you and your passengers are safe and sound.    

Visit McKinney Jeep RAM Chrysler Dodge Today!

Your new Jeep Renegade is waiting at McKinney Jeep RAM Chrysler Dodge! If you are looking for a strong SUV that can handle whatever comes your way, the Jeep Renegade is the best choice. If you're interested in learning more about the Jeep Renegade or want to take one for a test drive, stop by McKinney Jeep RAM Chrysler Dodge today. We put customer satisfaction above everything and we can't wait to find your new Jeep! We make the buying process easy and quick. Our finance experts are here to help you find the best loans and leasing options available. Let us work with you to get you the Renegade of your dreams. Contact us today or stop by and take a test drive!

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