2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda Pilot
|2019 Honda Passport||2019 Honda Pilot|
|3.5L V6||3.5L V6|
|20/25 *||19/27 *|
|9-Speed Shiftable Automatic||6-Speed Shiftable Automatic|
2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda Pilot
Serving Hagerstown, MD
After more than a decade-long break in production, the Honda Pilot got quite a bit of attention when it returned to the market in 2018. Furthermore, it jumped right to the top of its class. With three rows of seats and a capacity for eight passengers, the Pilot is the largest SUV that Honda makes. The Passport, on the other hand, nicely fills the size gap between the compact CR-V and the Pilot. With two rows of seats and seating for seven passengers, it’s nimble, sporty, and one of the fastest Honda SUVs on the road.
In 2019, the Honda Passport offers top performance capacity. The Passport has a six-cylinder engine that generates up to 280 HP at 6,000 RPM and a maximum of 262 LB-FT of torque at 4,700 RPM. The engine, which is the same on all trim levels, is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive with torque vectoring is optional on three trims and standard on the highest. Eco Assist, which saves power without sacrificing performance, hill-start assist, and remote engine start are highlights of the Passport’s performance capabilities. The Pilot shares the same engine as the Passport. However, it comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission instead. This means that the Pilot has slightly better performance capabilities and delivers more power than the Pilot.
In 2019, both the Passport and Pilot are attractive SUVs. This year, the Passport’s appearance has changed to look more like the Pilot’s. A fin-shaped roof antenna, a dual-exhaust system, a rear privacy glass, and LED brake lights give the Passport an attractive appearance. On all but the base trim level, the side mirrors are heated and come with LED turn signals. LED fog lights, a power-operated liftgate, and roof rails are amenities that come standard on the higher-end trim levels. Since the Passport’s appearance is based on the Pilot, they have many similarities in common. On the top trim level of the Pilot, however, you get more chrome accents and side mirrors that are power-folding and auto-dimming in addition to being heated.
Inside, there are more differences between the two SUVs. The Passport features a spacious, well-appointed cabin with two rows of seats and a push-button start. A power-operated liftgate is standard. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on all but the base trim, and it is heated on the top trim. An auto-dimming rearview mirror and front row courtesy lights are other highlights of the Passport. Leather trim seats, front, and rear heated seats, and ventilated seats are standard on select trims, too. The Pilot gets ample storage spaces, cargo lighting, three-zone climate control, and courtesy door lights. A leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob accentuate the higher trim levels.
The 2019 Passport has either a five-inch or an eight-inch information display screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD radio on select trims. A mobile hotspot is also available. Music is played through either a seven-speaker or 10-speaker system, and you’ll get either two or three 12V power outlets depending on the trim level. The Pilot also gets a five-inch infotainment screen on the base trim and an eight-inch customizable screen on the rest. You’ll get the same options for trim levels on the Pilot and either two or three 12V power outlets. The top sound system on the Pilot is a 10-speaker system with a subwoofer.
Stylish, capable, and loaded with amenities, you cannot go wrong with either the 2019 Passport or the 2019 Pilot. Reading about the two vehicles helps, but to really see what they’re like, you’ll want to test them out in person. Fortunately, you can just contact our dealership to learn more about both and arrange a test drive.
* 20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2019 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. Based on 2019 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.
* 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims.