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Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Jeep

Kia vs Jeep Lineup Comparison 

Kia is known for its personality-filled and spunky lineup of cars and crossovers. One of the most iconic vehicles to come from Kia continues to be its Soul models, which are most often compared to the Jeep Renegade. While we know the Soul continues to outrank the Renegade year after year, how do the rest of these two lineups compare? 

Kia has long been an affordable option for shoppers but over the years not only has the brand held its place in terms of affordability, but it has also expanded its lineup, producing more and more standout vehicles. SUVs and crossovers continue to join the Kia lineup, giving competitors a run for their money. On the other hand, one area of the market Jeep has excelled in is its production of crossovers and off-road-ready SUVs. As Kia continues adding new SUVs to its lineup, Jeep has increasingly become more of a competitor for Kia. That’s why we thought it would only be fitting to put these two brands up against each other in this edition of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands.  

Keep reading to see how these two automotive manufacturers compare.  

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Kia vs Jeep 

As we stated above, the Kia brand’s most iconic model, the Soul, is often compared to the Jeep brand’s boxy Renegade model. As Kia has grown its lineup of SUVs and crossovers, Jeep is a brand that experts are comparing Kia to more frequently. Kia has added off-road-ready features to many of its SUVs and the latest Seltos model is an adventure-seeker’s dream come true. While Kia continues to dip its toes into the off-road scene, you may be wondering how it compares to one of the top off-road-ready automotive manufacturers.  

See how Kia and Jeep compare below! 

 Kia  Jeep 
Number of cars in lineup  6 – Rio, Forte, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Rio 5-door  
Number of SUV/crossover/vans in lineup  6 – Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride, Sedona  5 – Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler 
Number of pickup trucks in lineup 1 – Gladiator 
Number of vehicles with standard AWD 2 – Seltos, K900 3 – Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee  
Number of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles in lineup  5 – Niro, Optima Hybrid, Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Niro EV  
Number of models named in J.D. Power 2020 dependability study 2 – Niro, Sorento  0  
Number of IIHS Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick+ 2020 winners  6  
Engine/Powertrain Warranty  10 years/100,000 miles  5 years/60,000 miles 
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty  5 years/60,000 miles  3 years/36,000 miles 
Roadside Assistance Warranty  5 years/60,000 miles  3 years/36,000 miles 

Variation Keeps Kia Above the Competition 

The Jeep brand is known for just one thing – its lineup of adventure-ready SUVs. Meanwhile, Kia is known for its personality-filled designs, spunky crossovers, efficient sedans, eco-conscious hybrids, and more. The Kia brand appeals to the masses, offering variations within each segment. Kia offers a full lineup of cars and sedans, SUVs, and crossovers, as well as alternative fuel vehicles. Despite its most popular vehicle being boxy, Kia is far from sticking to just one box. 

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If you want to see how specific Kia models compare to the Jeep lineup, head over to our comparison portal page. Whether you want to shop for a sleek sedan or seek adventure behind the wheel of a new crossover, you can find your fit in our online inventory. Check out our full lineup of in-stock Kia vehicles and contact a member of our team with any questions.