Ford EcoSport vs. Jeep RenegadeWhich Small SUV is Right For You?

Compare the Ford EcoSport to the Jeep Renegade in Casper, WY

Ford EcoSport debuted in 2018, already a hit on the trail here in our central neck of the Wyoming woods. The Jeep Renegadei s a likewise relative newcomer that's only a few years older, having debuted in 2015. Both are subcompact SUVs that have proven themselves both on the road and off the beaten path. Test-drive the new EcoSport here at Greiner Ford of Casper, and we think you'll agree it's a capable choice of orienteer for the Equality State.

 Ford EcoSportJeep Renegade

New Ford EcoSportNew Jeep Renegade
Towing Capacity (lbs.)1,400 with 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine,
2,000 with 2.0-liter Ti-VCT engine
2,000 in 4x4 trims
Passenger Volume
(cubic feet)
Cargo Volume
(cu. ft)
Cargo Volume
(cu. ft.)
Fuel Economy (MPG)up to 27 city and 29 highway,
according to EPA estimates and depending on trim
up to 24 city and 31 highway,
according to EPA estimates and depending on trim

Ford EcoSport and Jeep Renegade Powertrain

Whether you're headed up to Gillette, down to Rawlins, WY, or adventuring somewhere out of the way in between, you'll need the horses under the hood to take you there and back again, not to mention the turning and pulling power. Jeep Renegade might seem to have the edge, with a choice of turbocharged 160-horsepower, 1.4-liter MultiAir and 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 engines, shelling out 184 pound-feet of torque and 175 respectively. However, EcoSport does more with less. Its ultra-efficient turbocharged 123-horsepower, 1.0-liter EcoBoost and naturally aspirated 166-horsepower, 2.0-liter Ti-VCT put out 125 and 149 pound-feet respectively -- and they do it with better city fuel economy.

Towing Comparison of the EcoSport and Renegade

EcoSport may offer intelligent 4WD, comparable to Renegade and its several 4x4 options, but it's on towing and hauling chops that ours pulls ahead of the Jeep competition. EcoSport can lug up to 1,400 pounds when equipped with an EcoBoost engine and up to 2,000 with a Ti-VCT. Renegade can shoulder the weight of trailerfuls weighing up to 2,000 pounds, but only in 4x4. Towing in front- or two-wheel drive is not recommended in any trim save Renegade Altitude. That means, whether you're taking a small camp trailer over to the Douglas area for the day or going for a dirt bike ride out near Riverton, EcoSport has you covered.

Test Drive the Latest Ford SUVs at Our Dealership in Casper

You're welcome to try out a new Ford EcoSport or any other of the many new SUVs in the Ford lineup right here at our 3333 CY Avenue showroom. Then, if you like what you see -- and drive -- feel free to speak to one of our friendly auto financing specialists about the many special car loan and Ford lease offers we make available. You may just find the new Ford vehicle you've been dreaming of at an affordable bottom line. We look forward to meeting you!