Jeep Renegade vs. the Competition

2016 Jeep Renegade

Does the Jeep Renegade Yield the Most Spunk in Its Segment?

Every automotive brand has a black sheep--a model that stands on its own with spunky individuality. For three economy marques, those unique offerings are the Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Juke. Favorites among the young-hearted, these three compact crossovers overload their cute, toylike dimensions with impressionable luxuries, cutting-edge technologies and sporty grit. Whether drawn to their youthful glow or active capabilities, you likely will face a troubling, universal truth: you can only have one.

How could you possibly choose? Allow us at Bodwell Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram help. Because we understand the difficulty of narrowing the selection, we went ahead and did some research on our end to provide you a better understanding of what the Jeep Renegade can provide that other models can't. By placing the base trim of each model side-by-side, we hope to highlight some reasons for you choosing to go with the Jeep brand.

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The Jeep Renegade vs the Kia Soul

  • At 7.9 inches, the Jeep Renegade offers greater ground clearance.
  • The Jeep Renegade is more resilient to the elements with its 4x4 capabilities compared to the Kia Soul and its front-wheel drive layout.
  • With its 2.4L Tigershark I4 Engine, the Jeep Renegade unleashes much more power than the Kia Soul.

The Jeep Renegade vs the Nissan Juke

  • The Jeep Renegade boasts a more affordable starting price.
  • With its Trail Rated 4x4 capabilities, the Jeep Renegade is more adaptive to the off-roading environment than the Nissan Juke and its available AWD.
  • The Jeep Renegade is more spacious in all aspects--in front and rear legroom as well as cargo capabilities--compared to the Nissan Juke.

The Jeep Renegade vs the Toyota RAV4

  • Starting with cost, you'll save money when you purchase the Jeep Renegade instead of the more expensive Toyota RAV4
  • The Jeep Renegade offers slightly better fuel economy than the Toyota RAV4, saving you additional money over time
  • Select from two engine sizes with the Jeep Renegade: the 160 horsepower, 1.4-liter or the 180 horsepower 2.4-liter; the Toyota RAV4 comes only with a 176 horsepower 2.5-liter engine

The Jeep Renegade vs the Subaru Crosstrek

  • You'll save significantly when you choose the Jeep Renegade over the pricier Subaru Crosstrek
  • With the Jeep Renegade you have choices when it comes to the transmission: choose either a 6-speed manual with overdrive or a 9-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual. The Subaru Crosstrek has only one option here: a 5-speed manual with overdrive.
  • You'll also have choices when it comes to engine size with the Jeep Renegade. You could choose the 160 horsepower, 1.4-liter or a 180 horsepower 2.4-liter engine. With the Subaru Crosstrek you get a 148 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine.


Thinking the Jeep Renegade is the way to go? Then stand-out in the greater Lewiston, Auburn, Topsham and Bath region by first paying our new Jeep Renegade showroom a visit here in Brunswick for a test drive today.

Kia Soul

Nissan Juke

Toyota RAV4

Subaru Crosstrek
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