If you have found yourself in the market for a crossover SUV, the 2019 Jeep Renegade or the 2019 Kia Soul may be exactly what you're looking for. After doing some research I have determined that both of these new vehicles have a lot in common, but there is also a considerable amount of differences that are worth mentioning! For example, both the Renegade and Soul have excellent fuel economy, safety and convenience features, and for being new models, both are exceptionally affordable.


    According to EPA classification, the Jeep Renegade is considered a "small sport utility vehicle" while the Kia Soul is referred to as a "small station wagon" but both are relatively the same size (the Jeep Renegade being just a little larger) as far as dimensions are concerned. Also, as far as fuel efficiency goes, the 2019 Jeep Renegade averages 22mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway while its counterpart, the 2019 Kia Soul averages 26mpg/city, 31mpg/highway on the base model and the " ! " model while the " + " model gets 27 mpg/city and 30mpg/highway! As you can see, both of these vehicles have solid gas mileage statistics for being "Crossover SUVs".


    The 2019 Jeep Renegade offers six different models (Sport, Latitude, Altitude, High Altitude, Limited, and Trailhawk) and each comes with different available trim levels depending on how loaded you want the interior! On the reverse, the 2019 Kia Soul offers just three model options (Base, +, !) but has a significantly lower MSRP than the Jeep Renegade. If the price of a new vehicle is your major concern, then the Kia Soul may in turn be a better option as its MSRP starts at $16,490 while the Jeep Renegade's price tag starts at $22,025.


    At higher trim levels, each of these new vehicles come with a great deal of technology on the interior! For example, the smallest of Jeep's SUVs, the Renegade comes with wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and a navigation option that is displayed on an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Safety features have also been upgraded in the new Renegade, adding lane departure warning with speed assist, forward collision warning, and standard traffic sign recognition! The 2019 Kia Soul also comes with some intriguing interior features as well. Like the new Renegade, the Soul offers wireless Bluetooth technology that can be controlled on a slightly smaller (7.0-inch) touchscreen, but has the capability of accessing Android Auto/Apple CarPlay options! The Kia Soul also can be purchased with a "Smart Key w/ push button start" and immobilizer as well.


    If what you are looking for is a safe, affordable, and practical crossover SUV I would highly recommend stopping at your local Jeep or Kia dealership and taking each for a test drive! You may just find exactly what it is you're looking for!