Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade

2022 Kia Soul

The 2022 Kia Soul and 2022 Jeep Renegade are both free-spirited, energetic, and balanced compact models. However, they are distinct and have different strengths to offer Louisville and Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN, drivers.

Learn about both rides below as The Kia Store team compares and contrasts them. Find out which one has the features and capabilities you’re looking for before calling our staff to arrange a test drive.

Power and Fuel Efficiency

To get the most out of a daily driver, you need to make sure it offers the most desirable features. When it comes to the Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade, you’re looking for fuel efficiency and power. Let’s find out which model does the best job balancing both.

First, let’s look at the engine specs of the Jeep Renegade:



Fuel Economy

2.4L Tigershark® 4-cylinder (standard)


EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG

1.3L turbo 4-cylinder (available)


EPA-estimated 24 city/32 highway MPG


Now, let’s compare to the specs of the Kia Soul engines:



Fuel Economy

2.0L 4-cylinder (standard)


EPA-estimated 29 city/35 highway MPG1

1.6L turbo 4-cylinder (available)


EPA-estimated 27 city/32 highway MPG1

With the Kia Soul, you get a better fuel economy whether you have the standard or available engine equipped. Moreover, while the Jeep offers more power with its base engine, its available engine can’t compete with that of the Kia Soul’s available engine.

Interior Capacity

Both the Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade can seat five passengers plus cargo. However, their dimensions and cargo capacities vary. Let’s first look at how much seating space you and your passengers will have:

Kia Soul

Jeep Renegade

39.4 inches/39.5 inches

Headroom (front/rear)

41.1 inches/40.5 inches

41.1 inches/38.8 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

41.2 inches/35.1 inches

55.5 inches/54.7 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

55.9 inches/55.1 inches


The Renegade gives you some extra room in the front, but the Kia Soul does a better job making sure your rear passengers are as comfortable as you and your co-pilot by giving both rows similar amounts of headroom and legroom.

When it comes to cargo capacity though, the Kia Soul comes out on top. Behind the rear seats, you have a total of 24.2 cubic feet of space. With the back seats folded down, you have up to 62.1 cubic feet.

In contrast, the Jeep Renegade has a maximum of 50.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the second row folded down and 18.5 cubic feet of capacity with the seats up.

It’s Decision Time: Kia Soul vs Jeep Renegade

Louisville and Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Indiana, residents who are dazzled by the 2022 Kia Soul as much as we are can stop by The Kia Store to test it for themselves. With its superior fuel efficiency and accommodating, spacious interior, it’s easy to see why customers prefer the Kia when comparing the Kia Soul vs. Jeep Renegade.

Schedule a test drive with our team today and make your final choice!

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