When comparing the 2021 Jeep Renegade's and the 2021 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Jeep Renegade has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2021 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Jeep Renegade's and the 2021 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2021 Jeep Renegade.
2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Kia Soul Pricing
A used 2021 Jeep Renegade ranges from $19,899 to $28,599 while a used 2021 Kia Soul is priced between $15,799 to $23,600.
2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Kia Soul Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Jeep Renegade loses 34.4 percent of its value and the 2021 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Jeep Renegade retains 1.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Kia Soul.
2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Kia Soul Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Jeep Renegade is 7.5 out of 10 while the Kia Soul's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Jeep Renegade being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons.
2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Kia Soul Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Jeep Renegade is 6.0 out of 10. For the Kia Soul the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Kia Soul an advantage in reliability compared to the Jeep Renegade.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Jeep Renegade’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the 2021 Kia Soul base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Renegade is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 381 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 443 miles. This gives the 2021 Kia Soul the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Jeep Renegade. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear leg room and cargo space. The 2021 Jeep Renegade, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2021 Kia Soul has higher safety ratings than the 2021 Jeep Renegade, with an average rating of 4.14 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.