Toyota 4Runner vs Honda Passport Comparison

There will be no off-roading in this SUV comparison.

Yes, the Toyota 4Runner and, to a lesser extent, the Honda Passport, are both known for their rugged nature. But what we have here are the on-road-oriented versions of these two mid-sized SUVs. Beyond a couple dirt roads and gravel parking lots, that’s precisely where we kept them—and that’s likely to be the case for a lot of owners.

The Passport had a rhinoplasty this year, with a snout like the Ridgeline and a soft-roading Trailsport trim. What we have here is a little different: a top-level Elite (Touring in Canada) with the new HPD package. Meanwhile, the 4Runner has been running around with minimal changes for the best part of a decade. This TRD Sport model is new for 2022 however, hanging some big wheels off the axles, in addition to a few other choice aesthetic changes. Managing editor Mike Schlee and I spent a week with these two brutes to see which we preferred.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Honda Passport: Which SUV is Right for You?

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Honda Passport

It isn’t getting any easier to differentiate between “crossover” and “SUV.” The Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Honda Passport help blur the lines.

Take the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Passport. These two mid-sized options offer more ruggedness than the average, but they’re both unibody designs.

The Grand Cherokee arguably invented the category, or at least popularized it. Jeep’s best-seller got a two-pronged redo recently, with the three-row Grand Cherokee L for 2021 and the classic two-row model for 2022. It continues to come in myriad flavors, from no-fuss to fancy-pants, along with a variety of drivetrains.

On the other hand, the Honda Passport is relatively straightforward. A shortened sibling to the popular Pilot, the Passport is a strictly two-row affair, with a strong V6 and agreeable driving dynamics.

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Detailed Specs

Price / $41,100 - $46,560
Engine / 3.5-liter 6-cylinder
Power / 280 hp
Torque / 262 lb-ft
Drivetrain / AWD
Transmission / 9AT
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) / 19 mpg / 24 mpg
Cargo Capacity / 41.2–50.5 cu ft

Our Final Verdict

Honda Passport

3.6
Performance 7.0
Features 7.0
Comfort 8.0
Quality and Styling 7.0
Value 7.0