Comparison: 2019 Jeep Renegade vs 2019 Ford EcoSport

 

The Renegade and EcoSport are both subcompact sport utility vehicles that seat up to five people and deliver smooth rides. However, the Jeep Renegade possesses off-road capability and has ample user-friendly technology features. So visit McGovern Jeep in Newton to test drive the new Renegade.

Performance

2019 Jeep Renegade

The six available Renegade trims include Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk®, and High Altitude. The base trim is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder MultiAir® engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but all-wheel drive is available. The base engine generates 180-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The Selec-Terrain® traction management system offers Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and available Rock, driving modes. The Renegade has great off-road capability, with the Trailhawk® as the most capable model in the lineup. The Trailhawk® is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged direct-injected engine which produces 177-hp and 200 lb-ft of torque with Stop/Start technology and comes equipped with skid plates, a rear tow hook, all-terrain tires, and a trail rated badge.

2019 Ford EcoSport

Four trims make up the new Ford EcoSport: S, SE, Titanium, and SES. The base model is powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection engine paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain. The engine produces 123-hp and 125 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated EPA-rating of 29 mpg highway and 27 mpg city. The optional 166-hp engine is a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder with a sport-tuned suspension coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drivetrain. This engine has an estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg city.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Jeep Renegade

Available comfort features include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Cargo space of up to 50.8 cubic feet and the available adjustable cargo floor which can be moved up or down, provides plenty of versatility when loading groceries or larger gear. Keyless Go™, power liftgate, and My Sky® removable panel open-air sunroof, are optional.

2019 Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport has available leather-trimmed seats, heated front bucket seats, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Despite the small package, there is cargo space of up to 50 cubic feet with an adjustable cargo shelf, and a power moonroof, 110V outlet in the rear, and two smart-charging USB ports available.

Technology

2019 Jeep Renegade

Standard technology features include the Uconnect® infotainment system with a 5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth® with voice command, a USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system. Optional features include an upgraded Uconnect® 4 system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, navigation, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, SiriusXM Guardian™ for remote access, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 9-speaker 506-watt BeatsAudio™ premium sound system.

2019 Ford EcoSport

The SYNC® infotainment system comes standard with a 4.2-inch display and six-speaker sound system. Available options include an upgraded SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, voice recognition, HD Radio™, navigation, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot., and a 10-speaker B&O surround sound system by Bang & Olufsen.

Pricing

2019 Jeep Renegade

Starting at $22,025 MSRP

2019 Ford EcoSport

Starting at $19,995 MSRP

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