Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Honda Pilot
At a Glance: Grand Cherokee vs. Pilot
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Searching for the perfect SUV to elevate your adventures in Lexington, Richmond, or Georgetown, KY? There are two models you don’t want to miss: the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Pilot.

Each SUV makes available a suite of incredible features, loads of power, and a spacious interior—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 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot comparison, the team at Freedom CDJR of Lexington has put these two models head-to-head, giving you the inside scoop on some of their top specs. Read on to discover your perfect match!



375 HP | 285 HP
Grand Cherokee vs Pilot


7,200 lbs. | 5,000 HP
Grand Cherokee vs Pilot


10.1" | 9"
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Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Pilot are large vessels; that much is true. With their bigger sizes comes a need for more power. Both SUVs will excite you with their energetic startups, but which one will help you go a step above?

Hair-Raising Thrills

If you’re looking for the best power output between these two models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the smart choice. While the Grand Cherokee comes with your choice of three powertrain options, this SUV is standardly 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.

As for the Honda Pilot, you’ll experience smooth acceleration while driving this SUV, but it lacks when it comes to power. It only has one standard powertrain: a 6-cylinder engine with a 285-horsepower output. While close to the Jeep’s base engine, you’ll find heightened thrills with the Grand Cherokee’s two optional engines that yield a maximum 375 horsepower.

Tug Your Toy Along

When properly equipped, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,200 pounds. With the help of the available 5.7L HEMI® V8, taking along a small hard-sided RV to your favorite campground or hauling your small recreational boat to the lake will be a breeze! Even with its base engine, the Jeep can tow up to 6,200 pounds.

With the help of the Pilot’s standard engine, you can tow several items to your next adventure. However, with its 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity and 3,500-pound base-level towing capacity, you may have to leave your heavier items at home.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

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 tackling any terrain you encounter.

Off the Pavement

The Grand Cherokee 4xe 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 has good ground clearance and impressive suspension, you’ll notice this SUV isn’t quite as well equipped as the Jeep Grand Cherokee for off-roading. For instance, the Grand Cherokee can wade through up to 24 inches of water, whereas the Pilot isn’t rated or recommended for this activity.

Fun on 4 Wheels

Maybe you just want a little extra assurance on slick streets or winding paths. The Jeep and the Honda will give you the peace of mind you’re looking for. However, the Grand Cherokee is available with three 4x4 systems: Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II®, and Quadra-Drive® II. Dry roads and muddy crossings alike stand no chance against these traction-boosting drivetrains.

As for the Honda Pilot, available all-wheel drive is the closest thing you’ll get to the Jeep’s 4-wheel capability. Although carving corners and navigating through inclement weather will be easy for the Pilot, the Grand Cherokee will be able to go leaps and bounds further.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

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.

Interactive Travels

In the Grand Cherokee, stay connected through its available 10.1-inch intuitive touchscreen that provides access to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Plus, with an available Passenger Screen, your copilot can help navigate the drive, play music, and more—all from the front-passenger seat.

As for the Honda Pilot, the largest touchscreen option you can get is nine inches. While Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard on this system, you won’t find a passenger screen in this SUV.

Keep an Eye Out

Humans don’t have eyes in the back of their heads—although, some parents would argue that they do. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee makes it easy to pretend you do with these available camera systems:

  • Rear-seat monitoring camera - Helps you keep an eye on your babies, your pets, and your cargo.
  • Digital Rearview Mirror - Gives you a high-definition view of the road behind you.

Other than an available multi-view camera system, the Honda Pilot goes without similar cameras that help you stay in touch with drivers and loved ones just out of view.

Which One Will You Choose?
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Are you ready to take a closer look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee near Lexington, Richmond, or Georgetown, KY? If so, schedule a test drive at Freedom CDJR of Lexington today. We look forward to assisting you soon!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Grand Cherokee for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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