How the Jeep Grand Cherokee Compares to the Competition

Drivers in New York, looking for an exciting, powerful SUV know they can find an exciting selection at Vestal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. In our new inventory, you can find models like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a spacious, fun-to-drive SUV that is as capable of everyday driving and off-roading adventure alike. If you think the Grand Cherokee is a good option for you, then you might also be interested in checking out what its competition has to offer. At Vestal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we don't shy away from showing how the Grand Cherokee stacks up to the competition. 

Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Passport

The Honda Passport has plenty of positives going for it, with a robust engine, competitive price point, and enormously roomy interior. However, once you start to consider performance, it becomes apparent that the Honda Passport lacks plenty of the qualities that make the Grand Cherokee so appealing to Ithaca drivers. Here are a few of the ways the Grand Cherokee stands out compared to the Honda Passport. 

  • Towing Capacity: When you want to take your family on vacation, it is nice to be able to pull a camper or boat along for the ride. In that regard, the Grand Cherokee surpasses the Honda Passport by a significant margin. The Grand Cherokee has a standard maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, while the Honda Passport maxes out with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. That difference of 2,700 pounds matters a lot when you want to be able to go fishing in your favorite boat.                                                                                                              
  • Powertrain and Drivetrain: As you drive your Grand Cherokee all over Binghamton, you can enjoy the feeling of driving with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 293 horsepower. Because the Grand Cherokee comes standard with rear-wheel drive, you can also enjoy excellent acceleration. Driving a Honda Passport just doesn't quite have the fun factor of the Grand Cherokee. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine of the Honda Passport produces 280 horsepower, and front-wheel drive just does not produce the same acceleration as rear-wheel drive.                             
  • Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner

    With an eye-catching, rugged design, the Toyota 4Runner has the look of an SUV that might match the versatility and performance of the Grand Cherokee. However, a quick glance at their respective specs shows that the Grand Cherokee clearly emerges on top.

    • Fuel Economy: With its robust powertrain and rugged design, you might be surprised to find that the Grand Cherokee also boasts an efficient fuel economy with EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon highway. Meanwhile, the Toyota 4Runner has a highway fuel economy of just 19 miles per gallon. As a result, you can drive considerably farther on one tank of gas in a Grand Cherokee; the Grand Cherokee has a highway cruising range of 598 miles, while the Toyota 4Runner has a highway cruising range of just 437 miles.
    • Passenger Leg Room: When you have passengers in the back row of seats, you want them to be able to ride in comfort. That is why the Grand Cherokee offers an ample 38.2 inches of second-row leg room. For comparison, the Toyota 4Runner offers just 32.9 inches of second-row leg room, giving additional passengers less space to stretch out and get comfortable.

    Buy or Lease a New Grand Cherokee Today

    If you think a new Grand Cherokee is your ideal SUV, then you should get in touch with Vestal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and get started on your purchase process. To learn more about applying for financing or scheduling a test drive, contact us today!

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