2021 Jeep Renegade
Features & Specs
2021 Ford EcoSport
2.4-Liter Inline-4 cylinder
Standard engine
1.0L turbocharged Inline-3 cylinder
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Not available
Automatic emergency braking
Not available
100.1 cubic feet
Passenger volume
91.1 cubic feet

2021 Jeep Renegade vs Ford EcoSport

If you're in the market for a new compact SUV, you've probably noticed the wide array of options out there. Every auto manufacturer that produces compact SUVs is competing with one another to be the most capable, comfortable, and convenient SUV that they can. This fierce competition can make it tough for consumers shopping for their next vehicle to decide on just one. Here at Newark Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we want to make this decision easier for you and have you feeling confident about your decision. This is why we've taken two of the leading compact SUVs and put them side by side for you to compare and contrast, helping you decide. Keep reading below to take an in-depth look at the 2021 Jeep Renegade and how it stacks up against the Ford EcoSport.

2021 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

The 2021 Jeep Renegade is available with two engine options. Standard under the hood of the Sport and Latitude trims is a 2.4L I4 engine that kicks out a healthy 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. A 1.3L turbocharged I4 is optional for the Latitude but standard on the Trailhawk. This offers 175 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. This torque makes merging onto the highway a breeze and gives drivers more control in low-speed crawling situations. The ultra-capable Trailhawk comes standard with four-wheel drive while it is optional on lower-level trims. Lastly, both Renegade engines are mated with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Ford EcoSport Power & Handling

The Ford EcoSport also comes with two available engines, but both have a significant lack of power. A 1.0L turbocharged Inline-3 cylinder engine is standard. This engine is rated for a measly 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The more appealing 2.0L I4 under the hood of the SES trim still doesn't keep up with the Renegade's base engine. This only has 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. Like the Renegade, front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, while all-wheel drive is available. All-wheel drive is standard on the SES trim. Both of the EcoSport engines are linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

The Renegade lineup comes with no bad options. The Sport kicks things off with keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, a backup camera, and ProTech I driver assists. The Latitude trim follows with cornering fog lights, roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED interior lighting. The mighty Trailhawk brings off-road features like all-terrain tires, aggressive red tow hooks, skid plate undercarriage protection, an off-road-tuned suspension, heated front seats, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen. The Limited trim tops off the lineup with heated front seats, leather upholstery, remote start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, a heated steering wheel, and more.

2021 Ford EcoSport Features & Design

The 2021 EcoSport comes in four different configurations. The first is the EcoSport S which offers a rearview camera, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, manual single-zone climate control, and a 4.2-inch touchscreen. The SE is more desirable with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a sunroof. Next in line is the SES with a 2.0L engine, all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, and blindspot monitoring. The Titanium trim tops off the lineup and brings heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and a premium audio system.


The Jeep Renegade certainly dominates the Ford EcoSport across the board! From two powerful engines and the availability of Jeep's legendary four-wheel drive to the comfort, convenience, and advanced safety technology, there is a lot to love about the Jeep Renegade! Come on down to Newark Chrysler Jeep Dodge to experience the Renegade for yourself and everything it has to offer. If you're not ready to come to the showroom just yet, you can find our complete inventory right here on our website to find the perfect Renegade for you!

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