The 2018 Kia Soul is here, still riding the wave of success it had in the 2017 model year, with a formidable combination of up to 201 horsepower, plenty of sweet color options and nice cargo room in back. One of its primary competitors in the crossover/multi-purpose vehicle segment, the 2018 Jeep Renegade, presents itself as a youthful crossover vehicle with a campaign led by artists like Halsey, but it falls short in power, to name one category, with upwards of only 180 HP.
The Kia Soul set the youthful crossover segment in motion a number of years back with its hamster commercials, and while Jeep is trying to catch up, it also falls short with the Renegade model and its 50.8 cubic feet for cargo, while the 2018 Soul easily tops that with 61.3 cubic feet of available cargo room for a road trip, or a short jaunt to the grocery store - whatever you need.
2018 Kia Soul
2018 Jeep Renegade
|26, 31||Top MPG (city, highway)||24, 31|
|60.1||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||50.8|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||No|
|Yes||U.S. News & World Report's "2017 Best Cars for Families" List?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain||Warranty Coverage||5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain|
Not only does the 2018 Kia Soul have more cargo room than the 2018 Renegade, the 2018 Soul also boasts a spacious 101 cubic feet for passengers, and cool tech like available UVO eServices, with room for up to 8GB of music and access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones. Bottom line, the 2018 Soul averages up to 26 mpg city, 31 mpg highway in its top Exclaim trim level, while the 2018 Renegade maxes out at 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and with less top-line power besides. While the 2018 Soul stands out with youthful colors like Mysterious Blue and the all-new Wild Orange, it also has won several awards for being family-friendly, such as its praise from U.S. News & World Report as one of its "2017 Best Cars for Families." The Jeep Renegade simply cannot provide the same functionality and fun - or the awards pedigree - as the Soul does.
We carry the Kia Soul on the lot, and we look forward to your visit to test drive a model at Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.