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The SUV segment is stock full of options. From compact SUVs geared towards city slickers to three-row family haulers, the SUV segment offers no shortage of options. Among those options, you’ll find SUVs like the 2021 Honda Passport and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. But of the two, which makes for the better pick? Well, we’ve got three reasons for choosing the Honda Passport over its Jeep competition.

2021 Honda Passport parked in a canyon
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The 2021 Honda Passport offers much more space

There are plenty of reasons new car shoppers choose an SUV over, say, a sedan. For many of them, one of those reasons is how spacious SUVs tend to be. When it comes to the 2021 Honda Passport, there’s no denying that it’s a pretty roomy SUV. It offers up enough space for up to five passengers and has more than enough cargo space to store suitcases, groceries, and whatever else you might need to haul.

Unfortunately for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s not quite as spacious as the Honda Passport. While the Honda Passport boasts 115.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers only 105.4 cubic feet of space for passengers to get comfortable in. And when it comes to cargo space? The Passport has 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space while the Jeep Grand Cherokee has only 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

It’s standard with remote engine start

The 2021 Honda Passport comes standard with some pretty nifty features too. If you live in an environment comparable to the arctic tundra, much like I do, then you’re going to want an SUV that offers remote start. Fortunately, the 2021 Honda Passport does. 

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, unfortunately, does not come standard with remote start. Though it is available with SiriusXM Guardian, which includes remote vehicle start, gaining access to such a feature is going to cost you a pretty penny. 

The Honda Passport is cheaper than the Grand Cherokee

The 2021 Honda Passport is cheaper than the Jeep Grand Cherokee too. Opt for the base Passport, which is equipped with two-wheel drive, and you can expect to spend $32,590. For a base model with all-wheel drive, you’ll be spending $34,590. And at its most expensive, the Passport Elite with all-wheel drive rings in at $43,980.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, boasts a base price of $34,200. That price gets you a rear-wheel drive Jeep Grand Cherokee too, not one with all-wheel drive. The most expensive Jeep Grand Cherokee you can buy is also far more expensive than the Honda Passport and comes out to about $87,895. 

Is the 2021 Honda Passport a good SUV?

There’s a lot to like about the 2021 Honda Passport. Not only is it a competitively priced SUV, but it also has a ton of interior space to offer, and it comes standard with some pretty convenient features. All in all, if you’re looking for a new SUV, you really can’t go wrong with the 2021 Honda Passport.


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