2022 Honda Passport Vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Upgrading from a compact to a mid-size SUV does not have to include a third row. Small families and empty sheds that want a little more versatility can enjoy a medium-sized crossover’s passenger compartment volume without having to stow or store unused seats. There are several good options to choose from, but the 2022 Honda Passport and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee are two prominent ones.

Based on the larger three-row Honda Pilot, the two-row Passport gets a more robust look for 2022 and a TrailSport trim with bolder styling signals, standard four-wheel drive and unique 18-inch wheels. For its part, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been redesigned for 2022 and builds on its off-road capability and cabin refinement, adding an additional plug-in hybrid driveline. Which SUV should you choose? Edmund’s experts compared them to find out.


Like the Pilot, Honda’s Passport is powered exclusively by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower. Buyers can choose between front- and four-wheel drive configurations with a nine-speed automatic transmission. In Edmund’s tests, this combination took the pass from 0 to 60 mph in a fast 6.8 seconds. Four-wheel drive Passport models earn EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined (19 city / 24 highway), and our 115 km long test route was on average rosier 22 mpg.

Jeep offers its Grand Cherokee with three powertrains: a standard V6, a potent V8, or a charging hybrid with 26 miles of all-electric range. V6-equipped models produce a healthy 293 horsepower, V8 versions pull out 357 horsepower and 4x plug-in hybrid produces an impressive 375 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard on V6 derivatives, and four-wheel drive is available. Other versions come standard with four-wheel drive.

Our evaluation of the four-wheel drive, V8-powered Grand Cherokee included a 0-60 mph drive in under 6.5 seconds. However, this segment-leading performance comes with a fuel economy penalty. The eight-cylinder model gets only 17 combined mpg. On the upside, the Grand Cherokees V6 delivers up to 22 mpg combined and the plug-in hybrid has the potential to be the most fuel-efficient of the bunch.

Winner: Grand Cherokee

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