2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comparison

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

27 mpg*

Highway Fuel Economy

26 mpg
22 mpg*

Combined Fuel Economy

21 mpg
5 Stars**

NHTSA Rating Overall

4 stars
4 stars

NHTSA Rollover Rating

3 stars

Passenger Volume


If you’re shopping for a new family SUV, the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are likely high on your list. With standard V6 engines, these vehicles have plenty of power to carry a full load of cargo and passengers. However, only one SUV has the room to handle more in those categories. Find out which model is better for large families in this comparison from Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake.

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When you purchase an SUV, you want it to provide plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike. That’s why the engineers at Honda have designed the Pilot to seat up to eight. If you have a large family that likes to take long road trips, it’s a great choice. In addition, the Pilot’s generous length provides plenty of cargo room. With all seats folded down, it reaches a maximum cargo volume of 83.9 cubic feet. Unfortunately, the Jeep Grand Cherokee only offers seating for 5, and its cargo volume maxes out at 68.3 cubic feet. Whether you’re taking a full load of kids out for pizza after the big game, or just stocking up on groceries at The Fresh Market, the Pilot is the stronger of the two SUVs. On top of that, the line leading Grand Cherokee SRT is missing some key features when compared to the Pilot Elite. The following amenities can be found in the Pilot’s most luxurious trim level:

  • Rear Seat Climate Controls
  • Remote Tailgate Release
  • Rear Audio Controls
2017 Honda Pilot

Sadly, those are all missing from the Grand Cherokee SRT’s features list. If the Pilot’s combination of superior cargo room, passenger capacity, and available features sounds like a good fit for you, stop by and visit the helpful sales team at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake.

Which SUV Will You Choose?

When it comes to family SUVs, the Pilot is at the head of the pack. That’s why Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake carries so many new Honda Pilot models and configurations. Once you’ve browsed our selection, make sure to apply for financing online. That way you can secure quick preapproval on a low-interest auto loan. Of course, the best way for Elgin customers to experience the Pilot is to take it for a test drive. Still have questions? Our customer service team is standing by to answer them at 815-459-6400.

**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).

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Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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