2018 Jeep Renegade

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2018 Ford EcoSport


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Features & Specs

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Ford EcoSport

Standard Engine Power

160 Horsepower

123 Horsepower

Standard Engine Torque

184 lb-ft of Torque

135 lb-ft of Torque

Fuel Economy

31 MPG Highway

29 MPG Highway

Seating Capacity

5 Passengers

5 Passengers

2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Ford EcoSport near Victoria, TX

Are you looking for a smaller SUV that can do a little bit of everything but having trouble narrowing the congested segment? We are here to help! We are pitting two of the segments top models against each other to help you establish which one is the best for you! They include the 2018 Jeep Renegade and the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The Renegade enters the 2018 model year with an incredibly unique exterior and interior design, undeniable off-roading capabilities, and modern technology features! New features and enhancements include a standard rearview camera and higher trim levels gain upgraded infotainment systems. The EcoSport is brand new for the 2018 model year. The EcoSport is also unique with a easy-on-the-eyes exterior design. Keep reading the rest of our comparison review to find out which one of these compact SUVs comes out on top!

2018 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

The Renegade offers two capable and powerful engine options for the 2018 model year. Up first is the turbo 1.4-liter inline-4 engine. This engine is standard on the Sport and Latitude trim levels and comes mated to a manual 6-speed transmission. This powertrain duo pumps out an impressive 184 lb-ft of torque and 160 horsepower. With both FWD and 4WD this engine is estimated to get up to 31 mpg on the highway. The second engine option, a 2.4-liter inline-4, is found standard on the Limited and Trailhawk models and optional for the previous two models. This engine is mated to an automatic 9-speed transmission and together they produce 175 lb-ft of torque and 180 horsepower. Four-wheel drive is available on the Sport, Latitude, and Limited models while it comes standard with the Trailhawk model. The 2.4-liter engine boosts the Renegades towing capabilities to 2,000 pounds!

2018 Ford EcoSport Power & Handling

The EcoSport offers two engine options for the 2018 model year as well. The first is a 1.0-liter turbo 3-cylinder engine that comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Together, this powertrain delivers 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. This engine delivers an estimated fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The second engine option for the EcoSport is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that is also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain cranks out 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque. This engine is outfitted with all-wheel drive as standard and is estimated to reach 29 mpg on the highway as well. It's easy to see these engines are nowhere near as powerful as the options available for the Renegade.

2018 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

The stylish and eye-catching Renegade is offered in a total of four trim levels for the 2018 model year. They include the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. Standard features include 16-in steel wheels, power windows and locks, a rearview camera, remote locking and unlocking, a rear seat with 60/40 split folding, a five-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, USB port, push-button ignition, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, and more! Other trim levels come outfitted with features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, ambient LED lighting, leather upholstery, larger touchscreen with an upgraded infotainment system, and more. The Trailhawk model comes loaded with off-roading equipment and features like tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, 4WD with low range gear settings, and all-terrain tires.

2018 Ford EcoSport Features & Design

The EcoSport is offered in just three trim levels for the 2018 model year. They include the S, SE, and SES. Standard features include cruise control, remote locking and unlocking, Bluetooth, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 4.2-inch display screen, cargo cover, two USB ports, and six-speaker sound system. Higher trim levels comes outfitted with features like a 6.5-inch touchscreen, power-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, smartphone integration, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Conclusions

It seems we have a clear winner -- the 2018 Jeep Renegade! The Ford EcoSport definitely tried to keep up but the Renegade's powerful engine lineup and off-roading dedicated Trailhawk model take the cake! Overall the Renegade is better than the EcoSport in every aspect from standard features to fuel economy and we know that you will love it! Come on down today to check out our Renegade inventory and even take a test drive or two! Want to learn more before you come down? Check out our full Renegade review linked below, fill out our contact form below, or give us a call at (361) 248-2561! 

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