2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Honda Pilot in Grand Haven MI

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee VS The Honda Pilot


There is almost too many different SUVs from Jenison drivers to choose from. So how do you decide which SUV has what you are looking for and best for your lifestyle? A little research can go a long way and then you are well-informed before coming down for a test drive. To help our customers easily find out which SUV best meets their needs we have compared the similar Honda Pilot to the Jeep Grand Cherokee in all the ways that matter most.


When it comes to performance the Jeep Grand Cherokee stands head and shoulders above the rest with legendary on and off-road performance. The Honda Pilot is available with Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD System on every trim level and Intelligent Traction Management excluding the base level trim. But the 4X4 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with Base Selec-Terrain system and Quadra-Trac I® 4WD System. The available Selec-Terrain Traction Management system allows Grand Haven drivers to select from five different settings to tailor transmission ratios and engine output for optimal performance. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also has the ability to ford through 20 inches of water.


The first area that we are comparing the Honda Pilot to the Jeep Grand Cherokee is powertrain and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is off to a great start. The Honda Pilot only has one powertrain option powering all of its models; a 3.5L V6 that generates 280 horsepower. The Honda Pilot can also only tow up to 1,500 lbs. when properly equipped. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, however, has four engines to choose from that are all more powerful than the Honda Pilots. The standard engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 that produces 295h horsepower and can easily tow up to 6,200 lbs. Or for more power choose the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 360 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 7,400 lbs. The last two powertrain options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee are both high-performance engines that will deliver a thrilling performance. The 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 that has 475 horsepower which powers the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Then there is the Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 which powers the only performance SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, with 707 horsepower. Both performance engines can tow up to 7,200 lbs.


After powertrain and performance many Holland drivers want to know what features come standard and are available on each SUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee powered by the 3.6L V6 comes standard with fuel-saving technology that shuts the engine off when at a stop. The Honda Pilot, however, is available with the same technology but only of the top level trims. Other standard features on every Jeep Grand Cherokee include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a 7" touchscreen display. The Honda Pilot sadly doesn't offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its base model and utilizes a 5" LCD screen. The Honda Pilot also doesn't come standard with a USB smartphone/audio interface.  But the Jeep Grand Cherokee does.


Everyone in the Grand Rapids area has a budget that they would like to stick to when shopping for their next vehicle and the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Pilot are very close in starting price. But the Jeep Grand Cherokee is slightly less with a starting MSRP of $30,595. The Honda Pilot starts at $30,900 and the extra features quickly rack the price up.

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