2021 Jeep Renegade vs 2022 Hyundai Kona

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2021 Jeep Renegade Overview

If you live in in Columbia South Carolina or the surrounding areas and are interested in a subcompact crossover, then you have a lot of excellent options, including the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2022 Hyundai Kona. The Renegade, which is available at Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia, is one of the most intriguing small CUV models on the market because it really does march to the beat of its own drum. The style is rugged and distinct, and the performance is unmatched by most crossovers. The Kona is more of a traditional crossover, and while it looks and feels a lot like many other crossovers on the market, it does enough well that more people choose it over options like the Tucson and HR-V.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Renegade's Overview

Exterior - Jeep Dealer serving Columbia SC

Let us begin this 2021 Jeep Renegade vs 2022 Hyundai Kona comparison with a look at their size, and you may be surprised at how close these two models actually are. The Renegade has a 101.2-inch wheelbase and measures 166.6 inches in overall length, which is almost 14 feet. The 2022 Hyundai Kona, on the other hand, has a 102.4-inch wheelbase and measures 166.0 inches overall. The Jeep model is wider—74.2 vs 70.9 inches—and taller: 66.5 vs 62.0 inches. It also boasts greater ground clearance—8.0 vs 6.7 inches—and this is one of the ways the Renegade separates itself. Jeep is committed to it as a sports utility vehicle whereas many crossovers are an SUV in name only.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Renegade's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Jeep Renegade in Columbia SC

Interior spaciousness is a hot topic when it comes to five-passenger subcompact vehicles. Nobody wants cramped accommodations, and our 2021 Jeep Renegade vs 2022 Hyundai Kona comparison reveals that both vehicles do a lot with the space provided. Both offer more than 41 inches of front legroom and more than 35 inches of rear legroom. The Jeep does provide a bit more headroom at more than 41 inches. Dedicated cargo space is similar as well with both offering about 19 cubic feet, but when you can fold the rear down, the 2021 Jeep Renegade wins out with about five additional cubic feet. It also worth noting that the base interior is much more basic with the Kona. The Renegade features zoned automatic climate control, a removable cargo floor panel and a convenient fold flat feature for the rear seat.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Renegade's Interior
Jeep Renegade Mechanical specs

Every Renegade model sold in Columbia South Carolina comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine—180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional, and the Limited and Trailhawk trims come standard with four-wheel drive systems that deliver serious off-road performance. Trailering equipment is available, and a properly equipped Renegade can tow as much as 2,000 pounds. Hyundai offers two powertrains. The first half of the trim lineup comes with a six-speed automatic mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 147 hp and 132 lb.-ft. The second half of the lineup comes with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic mated to a turbocharged 1.6-liter four that makes 175 hp and 195 lb.-ft. Across the lineup, the 2022 Hyundai Kona is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Hyundai does not recommend using a Kona to tow, which makes the Jeep a better option for anyone who intends to.

Columbia SC - 2021 Jeep Renegade's Mechanical
Tech - Jeep Dealership in Columbia SC

One area where the Renegade is a clear winner is infotainment. Uconnect is critically praised for being one of the most sophisticated and user-friendly infotainment implementations on the market. Another area where Jeep wins—and this may surprise many—is the standard suite of driver-assistance technologies. Both automakers offer similar tech, but Jeep just gives you more of it with the base model. These features include a rearview camera system, forward collision warning with active braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path warning, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist and trailer sway damping even if you do not opt for the trailering package, which keeps the option open.

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Would you like to test-drive the 2021 Jeep Renegade in Columbia South Carolina? You can do so as soon as today at Galeana Chrysler Jeep Columbia. No appointment is required, but if you prefer, we can schedule an appointment for you online. If you would like a quote or have any questions, feel free to contact our dealership by phone or via text, email or live chat.

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