2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Passport

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With a unique combination of style and utility, Honda SUVs are the perfect modern family vehicle. In the following 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Passport comparison page, the team at Lee's Summit Honda has looked at these two standout models to help you decide which is your favorite.

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Honda Pilot vs. PassportPerformance & Handling

The 2021 Pilot and Passport are both paired with a 3.5L V6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission, and the choice between front-wheel drive (FWD) and Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ all-wheel drive. (AWD). While the performance they deliver is nearly identical, size differences lead to different fuel economy estimates. Pilot and Passport engine specs are as follows:


2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Passport


3.5L V6

3.5L V6


280 HP

280 HP


262 lb.-ft.

262 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy*

20 city / 27 hwy MPG (FWD)

19 city / 26 hwy MPG (AWD)

20 city / 25 hwy MPG (FWD)

19 city / 24 hwy MPG (AWD)

Max. Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs. (FWD)

5,000 lbs. (AWD)

3,500 lbs. (FWD)

5,000 lbs. (AWD)

*Based on 2021 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.

Honda Pilot vs. PassportInterior Amenities

With leather seating surfaces, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and more, you and your passengers will enjoy first-class treatment inside the Honda Pilot and Passport. However, there are a few interior differences between these comfortable SUVs you should be aware of:

  • While both SUVs are available with a power moonroof, only the 2021 Honda Pilot offers a panoramic glass roof.
  • The 2021 Passport is standardly equipped with a remote start system, while that feature is only found on higher Pilot trim levels.
  • The Pilot is available with a CabinTalk® in-car PA system, not available on the 2021 Passport.

Cargo & Passenger Space

The major difference between the 2021 Pilot and Passport is their size. The Honda Pilot is available in both seven- and eight-passenger configurations and offers up to 109 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. For seating and passenger room, the Pilot boasts 18.5 cubic feet behind the third row and 55.9 cubic feet behind the second row. Meanwhile, the smaller Passport seats five passengers comfortably. This SUV measures in at 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 100.7 cubic feet behind the front row.

2021 Pilot interior

Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Passport interior

Honda Passport

Honda Pilot vs. PassportExterior Design

To accent the smooth lines and dynamic style of the Pilot and Passport, both SUVs are equipped with LED lighting, a roofline spoiler, and power-folding sideview mirrors. Exterior differences between the 2021 Pilot and Passport include:

  • The 2021 Honda Passport is standardly equipped with LED fog lights, not found on the base Pilot trim.
  • Depending on your preferred model, the Pilot will be equipped with 18- or 20-inch wheels. Alternatively, every Passport model is equipped with 20-inch wheels.

2021 Pilot Exterior

Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Passport Exterior

Honda Passport

Honda Pilot vs. PassportAvailable Technology

Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the well-connected tech suites of the Pilot and Passport, which include a wireless phone charger, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD digital traffic. Tech differences between these Honda SUVs include:

  • The 2021 Pilot is standardly equipped with a 5-inch LCD screen and can be upgraded with an 8-inch touchscreen. The 2021 Passport, on the other hand, is standardly equipped with an 8-inch display.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration is standard on all 2021 Passport trims, and available on select 2021 Pilot models.
  • Only the 2021 Pilot offers an advanced rear entertainment system with a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen, Blu-Ray™ player, and built-in streaming apps

Honda Pilot vs. PassportSafety Features

The 2021 Pilot and Passport are both standardly equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist features. With these advanced safety systems, you'll know that these family-friendly SUVs are working hard to keep you and your passengers safe. Standard and available Pilot and Passport safety features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with available dynamic guidelines
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Front and rear parking sensors

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