Trucks & SUVs

The Jeep Cherokee Leaves The Honda Passport In The Dust

It’s time to compare the Jeep Cherokee to the Honda Passport to determine which option is the better SUV. The Jeep Cherokee is a classic, but the Honda Passport is a new off-roading contender. So, let’s see which SUV wins. 

The Jeep Cherokee VS The Honda Passport 

To get started in the Jeep Cherokee, you will need to spend about $32k. Meanwhile, the Honda Passport base model is only $31k. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk | Jeep

Because these SUVs have such similar prices, it could be challenging to choose between them. 

However, the Honda Passport barely squeaks by with a better fuel economy and gets 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 

2020 Honda Passport | Honda
2020 Honda Passport | Honda

This is compared to 19 mpg in the city and up to 26 mpg with the Jeep Cherokee. Honestly, both of these fuel economies are lacking compared to the competition. 

Jeep Cherokee And Honda Passport Performance 

The Jeep Cherokee has three engine options. The base model comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine option that pumps out 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. 

Its 3.6-liter V6 engine provides 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the towing package, the Cherokee can tow up to 5,000 lb. 

With the base engine, the Cherokee takes 7.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. 

The Honda Passport comes with one 3.5-liter V6 engine option, so you don’t have to pay more to upgrade your power. It pumps out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. 

It can also tow up to 5,000 lb and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, blowing the doors off the Cherokee. 

The Honda Passport offers all-wheel-drive, helping it handle slippery conditions and snow. But the Jeep Cherokee has true 4×4 capabilities. 

For off-roading, the Jeep Cherokee offers a rear locking differential for more traction and terrain modes for snow, rocks, low speed for more traction while towing. 

Plus, the Jeep Cherokee has rear disc brakes to help prevent you from slipping in adverse conditions. 

Honda Passport And Jeep Cherokee Features 

The Honda Passport has 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear with 100.7 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk | Jeep

This is much more spacious than the Jeep Cherokee, which has 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and only up to 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

Both vehicles have touchscreen infotainment centers with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the Jeep Cherokee can also connect to Alexa and has an optional Wi-ft hotspot. 

Also, the Jeep Cherokee is a top safety pick for 2020 with electronic stability control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and more. 

2020 Honda Passport
2020 Honda Passport

The Honda Passport has emergency braking, and lane departure warnings as well, but it isn’t as loaded as the Cherokee is. 

We feel like you should only pick the Honda Passport if you want more space and to pay less for the V6 engine. 

Otherwise, the Jeep Cherokee offers way more in terms of off-roading, has enhanced safety, and incorporates more tech.