What’s the Difference Between the Honda Passport and the Honda Pilot?

September 16th, 2020 by

Close on 2020 Honda Passport back-up camera dashboard

Drivers know the Honda Pilot and Honda Passport as two of the most respected crossover SUVs available, but what’s the difference between the Honda Passport and the Honda Pilot? Since we know plenty of people need help choosing, we’ve matched the 2021 Honda Pilot against the 2021 Honda Passport on the following factors:

Honda Passport vs Honda Pilot: Power and Efficiency

Both models offer V6 power as standard, plus the option to upgrade to AWD for flawless traction. That said, the Pilot does offer slightly better efficiency scores than the adventure-focused Passport.

2021 Honda Passport

280 hp, 262 lb-ft 3.5L V6

9-Speed Automatic

Available with all trims

20 mpg city*, 25 mpg highway*




AWD System

EPA-Estimated City MPG

2021 Honda Pilot

280 hp, 262 lb-ft 3.5L V6

9-Speed Automatic

Available with all trims

20 mpg city*, 27 mpg highway*

Honda Passport vs Honda Pilot: Interior Space

2021 Honda Passport


Up to 115.9 cubic feet

Up to 100.7 cubic feet


Seating Capacity

Passenger Space

Cargo Space Behind The 1st Row

2021 Honda Pilot

7 or 8

Up to 152.9 cubic feet

Up to 109.9 cubic feet

As noted by Autotrader: “While the vehicles share the vast majority of their parts, they’re differentiated by one main thing: seating capacity.” The Honda Passport is incredibly spacious for a vehicle in the 2-row crossover segment, but those with growing families will probably be more attracted to the Pilot. However, the Passport’s smaller exterior dimensions should appeal if you spend plenty of time driving through tight city streets.

Honda Passport vs Honda Pilot: Features

Both the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot provide a wide range of features, including the Honda Sensing® driver assistance suite as standard. However, there are a few features you’ll only find available with the Pilot, including:

  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System with 10.2-inch High-Resolution Screen, Blu-Ray™ Player and Built-In Streaming Apps
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System
  • CabinControl® Remote Compatibility
  • Multi-Zone Audio

Compare Honda Pilot vs. Honda Passport in Person by Arranging a Couple of Test Drives

The Pilot is an exceptional 3-row model, but, as noted by Autotrader: “If you don’t need the third row, though, the Passport is probably more your style.” Want to find out more or hear about current specials? Simply get in touch directly or find your nearest Mid-Missouri Honda dealer.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.