2022 Honda Passport vs Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Edge vs GMC Terrain vs Chevrolet Equinox

Honda Passport vs The Competition

With proven performance capabilities ranging from a potent V6 engine to capable all-wheel drive, the Honda Passport has everything you need to take your adventures further. Rugged styling, connected tech features, and a uniquely versatile interior are only a few reasons why the Honda Passport is a hit with drivers searching for the perfect SUV.

Still not convinced that the Passport is the right choice for you? Germain Honda of Ann Arbor has assembled this in-depth comparison in which the Passport goes up against some of its biggest rivals including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, GMC Terrain, and the Chevrolet Equinox. Let’s take a closer look at how the Honda Passport measures up against the competition.

Honda Passport vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Honda Passport Jeep Grand Cherokee
2022 Honda Passport EX-L 2WD VS 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X2
$39,095 ✓ MSRP* (including destination charges) $42,515
262 lb-ft ✓ Torque 257 lb-ft
9 ✓ Transmission Speeds 8
20 ✓ City MPG** 19
20 inches ✓ Wheel Size 17 inches
Standard, Keyfob ✓ Remote Start Not Available
100.7 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 70.8 cubic feet
Standard ✓ Wireless Charging Not Available
Standard ✓ Auto High-Beam Headlights Not Available
Standard ✓ Power Moonroof Not Available
Honda Passport Interior

The first competitor to challenge the Honda Passport is the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Right from the start, the Passport enjoys a slight price advantage when comparing starting MSRPs with destination charges included. It also comes with a more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission which helps the Passport deliver superior city MPG ratings as compared to the Grand Cherokee. The savings only continue to add up by choosing the Honda.

You’ll receive larger 20-inch alloy wheels for a commanding stance on the road. A standard remote start system activates from the keyfob of the Passport, ensuring you’ll always enter an SUV that’s just the right temperature for your preferences. Other great standard features found on the Passport include wireless smartphone charging, a power moonroof, and automatic high-beam headlights. You’ll have to step up to a more expensive trim level at Jeep to get these same excellent features on a Grand Cherokee. A massive 100.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity also helps make the Honda Passport the better choice for drivers who take extended weekend vacations. Grand Cherokee owners will be forced to pack light due to only 70.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Honda Passport vs Ford Edge

Honda Passport Ford Edge
2022 Honda Passport EX-L AWD VS 2022 Ford Edge SEL AWD
$41,195 MSRP* (including destination charges) $39,740
3.5-Liter V6 ✓ Engine 2.0-Liter I4
280 ✓ Horsepower 250
9 ✓ Transmission Speeds 8
20 inches ✓ Wheel Size 18 inches
HomeLink ✓ Garage Door Transmitter Optional
Standard ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Optional
7 ✓ Number of Speakers 6
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Controls Not Available
100.7 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 73.4 cubic feet

Honda Passport Cargo

Next up to go up against the Honda Passport is the Ford Edge. Although the Edge begins with a modest price advantage over the Passport, choosing Ford actually means settling for less. Let’s see how much (or how little) Ford owners will get by choosing the Edge.

In terms of performance, the Passport comes standard with a much larger and much more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 30 more horsepower than the smaller 4-cylinder found on the Edge. The Honda Passport also comes with a 9-speed transmission for a greater range of power delivery and quicker response.

The Passport wears stylish 20-inch alloy wheels, a full 2-inches larger in diameter than the 18-inch wheels included on the Edge SEL. Other great features such as a HomeLink garage door transmitter and adaptive cruise control will force Ford shoppers to shell out additional cash instead of receiving them as standard on the Passport.

A greater number of speakers inside the cabin of the Honda Passport provide a superior listening experience. As we’ve noted previously, rear HVAC controls let back seat occupants customize their individual climate preferences. The Passport also offers 27.3 cubic feet of additional cargo capacity over the Ford Edge — perfect for squeezing that extra suitcase when packing for your next adventure.

Honda Passport vs GMC Terrain

Honda Passport GMC Terrain
2022 Honda Passport EX-L AWD VS 2022 GMC Terrain Denali AWD
$41,195 MSRP* (including destination charges) $37,795
280 HP / 262 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 170 HP / 203 LB-FT
20-inches ✓ Wheel Size 19-inches
Standard ✓ Sunroof Optional
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Not Available
Standard ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Optional
100.7 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Volume 63.3 cubic feet

Honda Passport Display Audio

Third on our list of competitors to go up against the Honda Passport is the GMC Terrain. Comparing mid to upper-level trims equipped with all-wheel drive, the Passport still retains a sizeable list of advantages over the Terrain.

Comparing performance figures, the Passport has the advantage in both horsepower and torque numbers. Even with greater power than the Terrain, the Passport uses regular unleaded fuel which saves you money as compared to the premium fuel required by the GMC. Honda also equips the Passport EX-L with larger 20-inch wheels than those found on the Terrain Denali.

A standard power first-row sunroof inside the Passport lets you fill its cabin with fresh air and sunlight. You’ll be forced to pay extra for this great feature on the Terrain. Standard rear HVAC controls add to the superior comfort of the Passport as well. The Terrain simply cannot come close to the cavernous 100.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity found inside the Honda Passport.

Cutting-edge driver-assistive technologies which come standard on the Passport include adaptive cruise control. Giving you greater peace of mind behind the wheel, this exceptional feature is an expensive standalone option at GMC.

Honda Passport vs Chevrolet Equinox

Honda Passport Chevrolet Equinox
2022 Honda Passport EX-L AWD VS 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier AWD
$41,195 MSRP* (including destination charges) $33,745
3.5-Liter V6 ✓ Engine Size 1.5-Liter Turbocharged I4
280 HP / 262 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 170 HP / 203 LB-FT
9-Speed Automatic ✓ Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Standard ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Optional
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Not Available
20-inches ✓ Wheel Size 18-inches
7 ✓ Number of Speakers 6
100.7 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 63.9 cubic feet

Honda Passport Drive Modes

Last but certainly not least, the Chevrolet Equinox is the final challenger to face off against the Honda Passport.

When it comes to performance capabilities, the Chevrolet Equinox is not able to compete with the muscle of the Honda Passport. The Equinox comes with a tiny 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder which isn’t up to the task of powering an SUV. The Passport, on the other hand, comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 which produces 110 more horsepower along with 59 additional lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic found on the Chevrolet is far less advanced than the 9-speed automatic included on the Passport.

As we’ve pointed out in previous comparisons, the Honda Passport comes standard with adaptive cruise control and rear HVAC controls. You’ll have to pay extra for adaptive cruise and rear HVAC is not offered at all on the Equinox. Larger wheels, a greater number of speakers, and a far greater cargo capacity round out the advantages of choosing the Honda Passport over the Chevrolet Equinox.

Honda Passport Styling

Winner — Honda Passport

Now that we’ve crunched the numbers and tallied the results, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Honda Passport. The competition from Jeep, Ford, GMC, and Chevrolet simply cannot compete with the performance, capabilities, versatility, and premium standard features found on the Passport. Ready to experience the Honda Passport for yourself? Our team at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor is standing by to introduce you to the Passport and help you select the right model for your budget and lifestyle.


*(Honda vehicles) MSRP includes $1,225.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, options, and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

**20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX-L. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.