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Face-off Friday: 2016 Jeep Renegade vs. 2016 FIAT 500X

There is no doubt that the subcompact crossover/SUV segment is becoming one of the most exciting segments for young car shoppers that have an active lifestyle. While brands like FIAT, Jeep, Honda, Chevrolet and others have jumped in to grab a piece of the pie, we’ve seen some luxury automakers offering their competitors to the segment.

One of the latest offerings to the subcompact crossover/SUV segment is the Jeep Renegade (click here to see Jeep vehicles for sale). While the Renegade may not resonate with the average Jeep fan or customer that is all about driving a sturdy and tough off-roading vehicle, it does offer those with a minor active lifestyle looking for a subcompact SUV a perfect solution. The Jeep Renegade’s company sibling, the FIAT 500X (click here to see FIAT vehicles for sale), also happens to be an interesting solution for those that are looking for something a little more stylish.

When it comes to cargo capacity both offer the same amount of space including 18.5 cubic feet of space with the seats in user position and 50.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Now that’s plenty of space to pack some luggage for a trip to the airport or some equipment to head over to the beach.

Both the Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade are great vehicles for those looking for their first car but have a more active lifestyle that a compact sedan wouldn’t satisfy. Both are great purchases for those living in urban areas and are concerned with fuel economy. The only real difference between the two is what style you prefer. If a luxury look and feel is your thing then you should definitely go for the Fiat 500X – however, if you are looking for a more rugged and aggressive look, then the Jeep Renegade will definitely satisfy your needs.

In today’s Face-off Friday, we take a look at how the two siblings, the new 2016 Jeep Renegade vs. 2016 FIAT 500X, stack up against one and other.

 

2016 Jeep Renegade vs. 2016 FIAT 500X***:

 

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2016 Jeep Renegade

Engine:1.4 liter 4-cylinder making 160-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
Transmission:6-speed manual; 9-speed automatic
0 to 60 mph:9.2 seconds
Top speed:113 mph
Fuel-economy:24/31 mpg (city/highway)
Curb weight:3,179 lbs.
Base price:$17,995
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2016 Fiat 500X

Engine:1.4 liter 4-cylinder making 160-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
Transmission:6-speed manual; 9-speed automatic
0 to 60 mph:9.2 seconds
Top speed:120 mph
Fuel-economy:25/34 mpg (city/highway)
Curb weight:3,095 lbs.
Base price:$20,000
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*2016 EPA Fuel Economy are estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

 

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