Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot
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At a Glance: Grand Cherokee vs. Pilot
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Searching for the perfect SUV to elevate your adventures in Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, or Forest Park, IL? There are two models you don’t want to miss out on—the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Pilot.

In each SUV, a suite of incredible features, loads of power, and a spacious interior are all available to you—and that’s just the beginning. While they each bring a lot to the table, do you know which model is right for you?

In this Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot comparison, Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram put these models head-to-head, giving you the inside scoop on some of their top specs. Just read on to discover your perfect match!



375 HP | 285HP
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7,200 lbs. | 5,000 lbs.
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10.1" | 9"
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Select a category below to learn more about how the Jeep Grand Cherokee compares to the Honda Pilot.
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One distinction between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Pilot becomes apparent when you take a look under their respective hoods. More importantly, though, is what each SUV is capable of doing with the equipment they pack.

Power Out the Gate

If you’re looking for the best power output between these two models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the smart choice. Standardly, this SUV is equipped with the tried-and-true 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Together, this dynamic duo creates an impressive 293 horsepower. Additionally, when loaded with this standard powertrain, you can tow up to 6,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Options Equal Opportunities

As for the Honda Pilot, you’ll experience smooth acceleration while driving this SUV, but it lacks when it comes to power. Its 3.5L V6 engine generates just 285 horsepower and can only tow up to 5,000 pounds, significantly less than the Jeep. This model also only offers one engine, so you’ll be more limited in your towing ability.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, provides multiple options that further increase its already robust capabilities. For example, the 2.0L hybrid powertrain provides 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Then again, opt for the available 5.7L HEMI® V8, and that amount jumps to a max towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

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One of the reasons to drive an SUV like the Grand Cherokee or the Pilot is the ability to head off the pavement and take the road less traveled. When faced with tough terrain or challenging conditions, which of these models will be better prepared for whatever lies ahead?

Heading Off the Pavement

Based on its astounding power and performance specs, it’s no surprise the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the superior vehicle when it comes to off-roading. If you’re ready to take on back roads or go completely off the grid, you’ll feel confident behind the wheel of the Grand Cherokee.

Trail Rated® Trim

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk trim is Trail Rated®, meaning it has been put through a variety of tests that prove its ability to perform well in the following areas:

  • Traction
  • Water fording
  • Maneuverability
  • Articulation
  • Ground clearance

While the Honda Pilot does have good ground clearance and impressive suspension, you’ll notice this SUV isn’t quite as equipped as the Jeep Grand Cherokee for off-roading.

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Advanced technology features are top-selling points for today’s drivers. We’re happy to report that both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Pilot come packed with a variety of popular features and amenities.

Connectivity on the Go

In the Grand Cherokee, stay connected through its available 10.1-inch intuitive touchscreen that gives you access to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. As for the Honda Pilot, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ also come standard, but the largest touchscreen option you can get is nine inches.

Copilot Passenger Screen

The Grand Cherokee offers a feature that makes it easier on the driver while also engaging the front-seat passenger. With the available passenger screen, your copilot can help navigate the drive, play music, and more—all from the front-passenger seat.

Ultimately, it can also enhance the safety of everyone on the road since it will enable you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Unfortunately, you won’t find a passenger screen in the Honda SUV.

Test Drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee Today!
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Are you ready to take a closer look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee near Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, or Forest Park, IL? If so, schedule a test drive at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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