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2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Kia Seltos Review

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2021 Jeep
Renegade

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2021 Kia
Seltos

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MSRP*
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$22,850 to $29,525
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$21,990 to $27,990
Invoice* $22,581 to $28,864 $21,221 to $26,731
MPG - City 21 - 23 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Renegade than the Kia Seltos. The Jeep Renegade will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Renegade as you will with the Kia Seltos, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Jeep Renegade or the Kia Seltos, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Renegade is much higher than that for the Kia Seltos.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Renegade is much wider than the Kia Seltos, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Jeep Renegade is slightly shorter than the Kia Seltos, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Renegade transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Seltos.

Handling
The Jeep Renegade has a larger turning radius than the Kia Seltos, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Jeep Renegade has a little more horsepower than the Kia Seltos.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Seltos. The Jeep Renegade has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Seltos.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Renegade is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Seltos.