2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Honda Pilot grey

Honda Pilot

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brown

Jeep Grand Cherokee

It can be tough to find an SUV that delivers the performance you need. That’s why the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offer exciting V6 engines and plenty of overall capability. Side by side, it might seem like these vehicles are quite similar, but when you explore further, some big differences begin to appear. Let’s check out each model’s strengths and weaknesses in this comparison from Community Honda of Orland Park.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

One of the biggest differences between these two vehicles is a standard third row of seating. The Pilot features seating capacity for up to eight, but the Grand Cherokee maxes out at five. Sadly, there isn’t even an option to add a third row of seats. If you have a large family, or just need to pick up the whole team, the Pilot is the better bet. In addition, a larger passenger area means more maximum cargo capacity with the seats folded down. The Pilot maxes out at 83.9 cubic feet, while the best the Grand Cherokee can manage is 68.3 cubic feet. Make sure you have enough room for camping supplies, sporting goods, and materials for weekend projects by choosing the Pilot.

Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the leading safety ratings agency, and they preform extensive testing on new models. The 2017 Pilot has excelled in these, earning a five-star overall rating* and a four-star rollover safety rating. The 2017 Grand Cherokee didn’t quite match up in these categories. The best it could manage was a four-star overall rating and a three-star rollover safety rating. Vehicle safety is an important category to consider when choosing your next SUV, so make sure you go with the vehicle that offers more confidence.

Drive the Superior SUV Today

Whether you’re picking up groceries in Frankfort or dropping the kids off at soccer practice in Orland Park, the 2017 Honda Pilot has you covered. We carry a wide range of new Pilot models, so stop by our showroom so see which one will be the perfect fit. On top of that, our vehicle replacement program ensures you get a great trade in value and low monthly payments. Make sure the Pilot meets your needs by taking it for a 24-Hour Test Drive today!

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).