Edmunds compares: 2024 Honda Passport vs. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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By NICK KURCZEWSKI

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Midsize SUVs pinch 2 rows of seating are an fantabulous action if you want thing a small bigger than nan ubiquitous mini SUV. They person room for 5 and plentifulness of retention abstraction but besides are little costly and easier to parkland than three-row SUVs. Among nan disposable models, nan Honda Passport and Jeep Grand Cherokee are worthy ambassadors.

Each delivers nan SUV attributes group love, specified arsenic a commanding position of nan roadworthy and all-terrain prowess. But which 1 is nan amended buy? Edmunds ′ car experts comparison them to find out.

ENGINES AND FUEL ECONOMY

Under nan hood of nan Passport is simply a 280-horsepower V6 that scoots you done postulation and makes easy activity of road merges. During testing, Edmunds noted its punchy acceleration that made it among nan quickest successful its class.

The Jeep technically holds nan horsepower advantage courtesy of its 293-horsepower V6. However, Edmunds noted its acceleration is much leisurely. The Grand Cherokee’s 0-60 mph sprint required astir 8.0 seconds successful Edmunds testing versus 6.8 seconds successful nan Passport.

Jeep does connection nan Grand Cherokee pinch a much powerful 375-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain called nan 4xe. Yet its starting value of astir $60,000 is much than $20,000 higher than nan guidelines V6 Grand Cherokee, and this pushes it into nonstop title pinch luxury-badged rivals from nan likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Also, considering Jeep is known for its outdoorsy image, it’s ironic nan Passport is nan 1 that comes pinch all-wheel thrust arsenic standard. In nan Grand Cherokee’s little trims adding all-wheel thrust costs an further $2,000.

When it comes to capacity astatine nan substance pump, this is beautiful overmuch a wash. The Grand Cherokee pinch four-wheel thrust gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined, compared to 21 mpg mixed successful nan Passport.

Winner: Honda Passport

DRIVING AND COMFORT

Both nan Passport and Grand Cherokee animate assurance successful nan driver acknowledgment to their easy steering and beardown brakes. They are besides beautiful comfortable, though Edmunds recovered nan Grand Cherokee has a flimsy edge. It rides much smoothly complete bumps, and its beforehand seats are a small much supportive and comfy for agelong drives.

Also to nan Jeep’s advantage is its dual-purpose nature; it’s arsenic astatine location connected paved surfaces aliases erstwhile venturing off-road. The Passport TrailSport trim provides a decent magnitude of all-terrain capacity but it’s not rather up to nan imaginable of nan Grand Cherokee.

Winner: Jeep Grand Cherokee

UTILITY AND TOWING

The Passport has 41.2 cubic feet of cargo abstraction down its rear seats, which is beautiful bully for a midsize SUV. The Grand Cherokee trails it a spot astatine 37.7 cubes. Edmunds has besides recovered it’s a small easier to load dense items into nan Passport because of its little cargo floor.

The Grand Cherokee counters pinch superior towing capability, however. It’s rated for a maximum of 6,200 pounds erstwhile decently equipped, compared to nan Passport’s 5,000 pounds. An disposable towing package includes adjuvant features specified arsenic a Class IV trailer hitch, a load-leveling rear suspension and heavy-duty motor cooling.

Winner: tie

FEATURES AND VALUE

Edmunds recovered nan value and creation of nan Passport’s compartment to beryllium exceptional; everything looks bully and feels built to last. While its starting value is simply a small supra nan norm for two-row midsize SUVs, nan number of modular features successful nan Honda helps offset nan premium.

Inside there’s an 8-inch touchscreen pinch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Edmunds’ experts came distant impressed by nan Honda’s easy-to-reach controls and generous lineup of modular driver immunodeficiency for illustration rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning.

The Grand Cherokee besides ticks galore of nan correct boxes erstwhile it comes to its interior creation and extended comfortableness and information features. Its infotainment strategy is bigger than nan Passport’s and 1 of nan champion acknowledgment to its clear menus and crisp graphics.

Problems originate erstwhile scaling up to higher trim levels. The Grand Cherokee’s value dispersed is truthful vast, Edmunds questioned whether SUV shoppers mightiness beryllium inclined to simply opt for a luxury-badged competitor. Granted, niceties for illustration massaging beforehand seats and a booming 19-speaker McIntosh surround-sound stereo are beyond what nan Passport offers. Except nan Grand Cherokee comes disconnected arsenic providing much icing, whereas nan Passport is nan amended cake.

Winner: Honda Passport

EDMUNDS SAYS

The Grand Cherokee provides nan inferior you’d expect from a Jeep SUV. It tin besides beryllium impressively luxurious successful its astir costly trim levels. But nan Honda Passport is nan amended all-around choice. It does astir everything nan Jeep does but astatine a substantially little price.

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This communicative was provided to The Associated Press by nan automotive website Edmunds.

Nick Kurczewski is simply a contributor astatine Edmunds.