Nissan Kicks vs Jeep Renegade

Nissan Kicks

Since some of the best traveling is best done from behind the wheel of a capable crossover, you want to make sure you have one that’ll help elevate your travels around the Jenkintown, Abington, and Glenside areas. Two viable options are the Nissan Kicks and Jeep Renegade.

To help you explore their similarities and differences, the team at Faulkner Nissan Jenkintown created this 2019 Nissan Kicks vs. Jeep Renegade comparison. Continue reading to see which crossover makes the best choice for your needs and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep Renegade: Engine Specs & Efficiency

The Nissan Kicks and Jeep Renegade both offer smooth and comfortable rides along with enough pep to satisfy your more adventurous tendencies. As such, both crossovers make for great options for both everyday commuting and weekend adventuring with the family.

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep RenegadeThe Nissan Kicks comes equipped with an efficient 1.6L 4-cylinder engine which delivers 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, its nimble engine is mated to an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) which delivers seamless shifting whether commuting through stop-and-go traffic or journeying off down the open highway.

Speaking of long travel, the Kicks is remarkably fuel-efficient, thanks to special features like a dual injector system and Hill Start Assist. The result is a crossover SUV able to achieve an EPA-estimated 31/36 city/hwy MPG.1  Consequently, you’ll find you can spend more time tracking the mile with fewer stops along the way.

By comparison, the base trim of the Jeep Renegade relies on a peppy 2.4L 4-cylinder that’s paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. While it easily achieves a similar level of horsepower and torque as the Kicks, it ends ups sacrificing serious efficiency to do so.

When properly configured, the Renegade achieves an EPA-estimated 24/32 city/hwy MPG. So, plan on stopping at the pump more frequently in this vehicle than you would in the Kicks.

Kicks vs Renegade Interior Space & Amenities

From shuttling the kids between after school activities, to loading up a few friends for a weekend spent down the shore, the Nissan Kicks and Jeep Renegade each offer plenty of space for up to five adult-sized passengers.

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep Renegade

This fact is especially true up front with the Kicks delivering 40.7 inches of front headroom and 43.7 inches of front legroom. Plus, when you need a little extra space to fit a cooler or beach umbrella, the 60/40 2nd-row split-folding rear seat makes available 32.3 cubic feet of total cargo volume.

In addition, each crossover also offer lot in terms of standard amenities keep everyone happy. These include available heated front seats to help you stay nice and cozy on those chilly early morning drives. To help you get out the door quicker, the Kicks SV and SR trims also provide a Nissan Intelligent Key® with a special remote engine start system.

Kicks vs Renegade Technologies

Designed with the needs of the modern driver in mind, the Nissan Kicks and Renegade each come loaded with some of the most innovative tech on the market. So, no matter where your day leads, you’ll always have your favorite music, navigation, and online services right at your fingertips.

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep RenegadeOne pieces of tech each crossovers share is the available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Simply plug your smartphone into either vehicle’s USB port and enjoy having all your favorite apps without having to take your eyes or hands off the road.

In addition, the Kicks also comes standard with a NissanConnect® 7-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and an available Bose® Personal® Plus Audio system with eight speakers. Now you can easily stream audio or make phone calls with crystal-clear clarity.

The Renegade also comes with its own Bluetooth® wireless technology but provides just 6 speakers. Its Uconnect® 3 display is also smaller and noticeably less intuitive and easy-to-navigate when stacked up against Nissan’s built-in system.

Active Safety Features

Employing a complex system of sensors and cameras, the 2019 Nissan Kicks provides an extra set eyes around your vehicle to alert you to any potential hazards while out on the road.

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep RenegadeThanks to the available Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ suite, drivers can now take on busy highways and city roads with greater confidence thanks to smart features including:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Meanwhile, the Renegade also provides its own Blind Spot Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control system, but you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim in order to access most of its advanced safety features.

Each SUV also comes standard with an intelligent around view monitor for easy parking and navigating tight spaces.

Nissan Kicks vs Jeep Renegade: The Final Word

There’s no doubt that the 2019 Jeep Renegade is an impressive crossover SUV. However, the 2019 Nissan Kicks offers better fuel economy, a more comfortable and better-connected cabin, and additional active safety features.

If after reading our comparison you feel inspired to take a closer look for yourself, simply visit Faulkner Nissan Jenkintown or go online to schedule a test drive around the Philadelphia region today!


1 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual Mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only

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