Kia Soul vs. Jeep Renegade

2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Jeep Renegade
2022 Kia Soul


2021 Jeep Renegade


2.0L 4-cylinder / 147 hp


2.4L 4-cylinder / 180 hp
28 / 33

Fuel Economy

21 / 29
5 / 102.2 cubic feet

Seating / Passenger Volume

5 / 100 cubic feet
LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, Turbo


Sport, Jeepster, Latitude, Freedom, 80th A, Islander, Trailhawk, Limited

If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable new hatchback in the Corona area, you may have come across the Kia Soul or Jeep Renegade. These are both great choices, to be sure, but only one will ultimately suit your needs and lifestyle. So how do they compare to each other? 

The team at Riverside Kia has put together a guide comparing the price, trims, specs, and features of the Soul vs. Renegade, using the most recent model year for both (2022 for the Kia Soul and 2021 for the Jeep Renegade). Explore our Kia Soul vs. Jeep Renegade match up then head to our online inventory to see what models we have available!

Kia vs. Jeep: MSRP & Trims

Let’s start this Kia vs. Jeep showdown by examining what trim levels you can choose from when comparing the Soul vs. Renegade. While the 2021 Jeep Renegade offers eight trim levels to the 2022 Kia Soul’s six, they all come at higher price levels. The base-level Jeep Renegade Sport trim will run you $24,985, while you’ll only be paying $19,190 for the base-level Kia Soul LX. 

Conversely, the top-level Jeep Renegade Limited costs $29,920 while the top-level Kia Soul Turbo comes in at $27,790. This is something important to keep in mind for drivers looking for a more budget-friendly ride around Fontana. Check out the full price numbers:

2022 Kia Soul Trim Levels & Price

  • Kia Soul LX: MSRP from $19,190
  • Kia Soul S: MSRP from $21,490
  • Kia Soul GT-Line: MSRP from $22,590
  • Kia Soul X-Line: MSRP from $22,590
  • Kia Soul EX: MSRP from $23,490
  • Kia Soul Turbo: MSRP from $27,790

2021 Jeep Renegade Trim Levels & Price

  • Jeep Renegade Sport: MSRP from $24,985
  • Jeep Renegade Jeepster: MSRP from $27,125
  • Jeep Renegade Latitude: MSRP from $25,860
  • Jeep Renegade Freedom: MSRP from $26,725
  • Jeep Renegade 80th Anniversary: MSRP from $28,710
  • Jeep Renegade Islander: MSRP from $29,340
  • Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: MSRP from $29,920
  • Jeep Renegade Limited: MSRP from $29,920

Kia vs. Jeep: Performance & Dimensions

Now that we’ve seen the trim levels and prices that the Kia and Jeep have available, let’s see what each model offers in terms of performance. As with anything, there are trade-offs to consider. The Jeep has a more powerful engine (with the exception of the Trailhawk and Limited trims), but the Kia Soul’s Turbo trim far outmatches it in terms of horsepower and comes with an intelligent variable automatic transmission on five out of six trims. 

The 2022 Soul also gets better gas mileage and has slightly more room for passengers to stretch out (all offered at lower prices). Check out the full performance specs and dimensions below:

2022 Kia Soul: 

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 147 hp
  • 1.6L Turbocharged engine with 201 hp (Turbo trim only)
  • Intelligent variable automatic transmission
  • 7-speed dual clutch transmission (Turbo trim only)
  • Seats 5 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 102.2 cubic feet
  • 28 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

2021 Jeep Renegade:

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 180 hp
  • 1.3L 4-cylinder engine with 177 hp (Trailhawk and Limited trims only)
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Seats 5 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 100 cubic feet
  • 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

Discover the Kia Soul at Riverside Kia!

Now that you’ve compared the Kia Soul vs. Jeep Renegade, it’s time to claim the victor. If you want to see how the 2022 Kia Soul handles on the San Bernardino roads, feel free to come by our dealership to set up a test drive! You can also contact our office to learn more about this remarkable new hatchback, or for more information about our available models. And if you’re ready to bring a Kia home for yourself, our finance center is a great place to start.

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