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.