Compact SUVs offer more interior and cargo space than sedans and are more fuel-efficient than large sport utility vehicles. The below comparison gives specifics regarding performance, technology, and cabin features of the 2020 Jeep Renegade and the 2020 Ford EcoSport subcompact SUVs. When you are ready to experience the smooth ride, user-friendly technology, and roomy cabin of the Renegade, visit McGovern Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Newton, MA.

Performance

2020 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade gives you plenty of options when it comes to trim levels and available engines. The Sport and Latitude trims employ a Tigershark® MultiAir® 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain to generate 180-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Limited and Trailhawk® are equipped with a 1.3-liter MultiAir® turbocharged engine teamed with a nine-speed automatic for 177-hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. The Renegade's towing capacity is 2,000 pounds, and the included Selec-Terrain® system utilizes Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and available Rock mode to deliver effective traction when driving in a challenging environment.

2020 Ford EcoSport

The S, SE, and Titanium trims of the 2020 Ford EcoSport get their power from a 123-hp 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with standard front-wheel-drive. The optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine backed by a six-speed automatic powers the SES model and makes 166-hp. For enhanced handling on slippery roads, all-wheel drive is available. The base engine can tow up to 1,400 pounds, while the optional upgraded engine can handle up to 2,000 pounds.

Technology

2020 Jeep Renegade

The Uconnect® infotainment system is an easy-to-use system that comes standard along with a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, voice command, Bluetooth®, a six-speaker sound system, and a USB port. If you want to upgrade, you can choose the Uconnect® 4 system with a 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices, and Keyless Go™. Additionally, HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, SiriusXM® Travel Link, and a 506-watt BeatsAudio™ premium audio system with nine speakers are available.

2020 Ford EcoSport

A six-speaker sound system comes standard in addition to the SYNC® infotainment system, a 4.2-inch display, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Optional technology features consist of the SYNC® 3 infotainment system, an 8.0-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ support, voice recognition capability, Waze and Amazon Alexa integration, and navigation. Also, a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®, and FordPass Connect™ to remotely start the engine or lock your doors, are available.

Comfort and Convenience

2020 Jeep Renegade

The cabin includes cloth-upholstered seats with 8-way power-adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, heated exterior mirrors, push-button start, and up to 50.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. Passengers in the second row will be comfortable thanks to the spacious interior, which provides an above-average amount of rear legroom. Soft, leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 40/20/40 split-folding back seat, and dual-zone automatic climate control are available. Also available are Keyless Go™, a power liftgate, a removable MySky® sunroof panel, and an adjustable cargo floor for added versatility.

2020 Ford EcoSport

The standard bucket seats are cloth-trimmed, the rear seat comes with a 60/40 split fold-flat capability, a side-swinging rear gate, and up to 50 cubic feet of cargo space is included. Optional features consist of leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an automatic temperature control system. A power moonroof, intelligent access, and push-button start are available.

Pricing

2020 Jeep Renegade

Starting at $22,275 MSRP

2020 Ford EcoSport

Starting at $20,485 MSRP

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