2020 Jeep RenegadeFeatures & Specs2020 Ford EcoSport
180 hpEngine Power125 hp
175 lb-ft Engine Torque 125 lb-ft
6-speed shiftable automaticTransmission9-speed automatic
7.9 in.Ground Clearance none

2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Ford EcoSport

Are you in the market for a new SUV? Are you having a problem choosing a model? We are here to help! Two models that are worth taking a look at during your shopping excursion are the 2020 Jeep Renegade and the 2020 Ford EcoSport. The Renegade is an off-road monster that provides you with a powerful and fuel-efficient engine and several terrific features. Meanwhile, the EcoSport has some nice engines in its own right, and there are some exciting features here both on the tech front and safety front. By now you are probably asking yourself, which one is better? In this article, we are going to answer this question by comparing both models and then declaring a winner. Continue reading to find out which one comes out on top!

2020 Jeep Renegade Power & Handling

Two terrific engine choices are available for the 2020 Jeep Renegade. Coming standard on the Sport and Latitude is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The option for those trims and the standard for the Limited and Trailhawk is a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder with 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Both engines make for excellent companions, especially during off-road adventures. Each pair with a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission and the option of either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. On the Trailhawk, all-wheel-drive comes standard.

2020 Ford EcoSport Power & Handling

Like the Renegade, the EcoSport comes with two different engine options. The base is a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that provides only 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The engine is standard on the S, SE, and Titanium models. Optional on those trims and standard on the SES is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission. For most trims, you get front-wheel-drive with the option for all-wheel-drive. On the SES, all-wheel-drive is standard. Both engines are fine but neither provide the type of power that the Renegade has.

2020 Jeep Renegade Features & Design

Four trim levels are available for the Renegade, and each has an impressive amount of technological features. Kicking things off is the Sport which comes with 16-inch steel wheels, heated and power-adjustable mirrors, a rearview camera, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver's seat, and a fold-flat front passenger seat. Also coming standard is Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker sound system. Two premiere packages are available for the Sport. The first is a Sport Appearance package with 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and privacy glass. The second is a Uconnect 7.0 Group with dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next up is the Latitude, which has those two packages as well as automatic headlights, body-colored door handles and mirrors, ambient LED lighting, upgraded cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optional is a Cold Weather Group, which adds automatic wipers with de-icers, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. If you're looking for more luxury, the Limited has got your back with 8-inch wheels, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, an upgraded driver information display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, and a power-adjustable driver's seat. For off the road, the Trailhawk has four-wheel drive with low-range settings, hill descent control, a raised suspension, tow hooks, underbody skid plates, a full-size spare, and unique exterior and interior accents. Several option packages are available, including a Safety and Security Package with several different driver aids and a Technology package with more tech features such as automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and an automated parking system.

2020 Ford EcoSport Features & Design

Four trims are also available for the Ford EcoSport, and there are some exciting features on each. Starting things out is the S, which comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, and a cargo cover. Tech features for the S include Bluetooth, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a 4.2-inch central display screen, and a six-speaker audio system. Going with the SE adds more features including LED running lights, foglights, a windshield wiper de-icer, body-colored exterior accents, roof rails, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, and keyless entry and ignition. You also get automatic climate control, an upgraded driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats. More tech features are available, including an 8-inch touchscreen with the Sync 3 interface, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SE has an optional Convenience package that provides blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, interior ambient lighting, a navigation system, and a seven-speaker audio system. Up next is the SES, which adds 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, black exterior styling elements, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a heated steering wheel. Optional is a Black Appearance Package that has a black roof, spoiler, and hood decal. More luxury features can be found with the Titanium as it comes with chrome exterior trim, metallic bumper accents, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery.


Both of these SUVs would make a great addition to your driveway, but we are going to give the victory to the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The engines are more powerful, and the Renegade is a better off-road vehicle. Additionally, the Renegades trim levels provide you with more features than the EcoSport's. We highly recommend checking out our full review of the Jeep Renegade and then heading down to the dealership to take a test drive! You can also check out our full inventory here on our website.

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