2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Kia Soul

Due to their affordability and efficient usage of space, subcompact vehicles are a popular pick for many drivers. For those looking to purchase a subcompact vehicle, the 2018 Jeep Renegade and the 2018 Kia Soul are two of the top competitors in the segment. When comparing the 2018 Jeep Renegade vs the 2018 Kia Soul, technology, features and cargo capacity should all be taken into consideration.

The 2018 Jeep Renegade is available in four trim levels (Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited) in comparison to the 2018 Kia Soul’s three (Base, Plus (+) and Exclaim (!)). All-wheel drive is unavailable for the 2018 Kia Soul, but is available for the 2018 Jeep Renegade.

2018 Jeep Renegade


2018 Kia Soul

4 Trim Levels 3
50.8 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 49.5 cubic feet
Available Off-Road Package Unavailable
8.4 inches Display Size 8 inches

2018 Jeep Renegade Technology & Space

The 2018 Jeep Renegade and the 2018 Kia Soul both feature touchscreen displays, though the 2018 Renegade’s largest touchscreen option is .4 inches larger than the 2018 Soul’s (8.4 inches compared to 8 inches). The 2018 Renegade has a larger cargo are as well, being able to store 50.8 cubic feet worth of cargo in comparison to the 2018 Soul’s maximum cargo capacity of 49.5 cubic feet.

The 2018 Renegade’s Trailhawk trim comes with a variety of features for off-roading, most of which are unavailable for the 2018 Soul. These features include 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, hill descent control, a raised suspension, all-season floor mats, automatic wipers, underbody skid plates and a 115-volt power outlet.

2018 Jeep Renegade safety features include:

  • Rear door child safety locks
  • An engine immobilizer
  • Child seat anchors
  • A post-collision safety system
  • Stability control
  • Emergency braking assistance
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Traction control