If you’re looking for an SUV to drive around Marlton, Mt. Laurel, or Cherry Hill, NJ, you may be choosing between popular models like the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot. Both are top picks for local drivers, but which is going to deliver more of what you need?
To help you decide, our team at Burns Honda compared the Passport vs. Pilot on the points of powertrain, dimensions, and technology.New Honda Passport Inventory New Honda Pilot Inventory: 2019 Honda Passport Review: 2019 Honda Pilot Review:
Drivers who want a powerful engine under the hood will probably like that both the Passport and Pilot come with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Both SUVs can pair this with a 9-speed automatic transmission. For the Passport, this is the standard transmission that you’ll find on every trim level. The Pilot comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission and makes its 9-speed transmission available on higher trim levels.
While drivers who like the extra gears will probably appreciate that they come standard on the Passport, those who want additional powertrain options will likely prefer the Pilot.
Both SUVs can tow 3,500 pounds with standard front-wheel drive and 5,000 pounds with available all-wheel drive.
The dimensions are some of the most noticeable differentiators between the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot. You can see this in their seating capacities: The Passport can seat five while the Pilot can seat seven or eight passengers.
Overall, the Pilot is ideal if you carpool a lot and need additional seating or if you want some extra cargo space. The Pilot can accommodate up to 109 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Passport has a total cargo volume of 100.7 cubic feet.
On the other hand, if you want to take your SUV out for some off-roading, you’d probably do better in the Passport.
The Honda Passport has a maximum ground clearance of 8.1 inches compared to 7.3 inches in the Pilot. The Passport also has a 21.4-degree approach angle and a 27.6-degree departure angle. The Pilot has an approach angle of 19.7 degrees and a departure angle of 20.8 degrees.
Whether you’re driving the spacious Pilot or the adventure-ready Passport, you can count on having plenty of technology to accompany you on your next outing.
Both vehicles come standard with a 5-inch display in the center stack, with the ability to upgrade to an available 8-inch touchscreen. This upgrade also comes with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, which fully integrate your smartphone with your infotainment system.
Bluetooth® hands-free technology is standard on both SUVs as well, and lets you answer important phone calls through your car’s speakers without taking your hands off the wheel.
Both the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot come with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, too. This includes driver-assist systems like:
They also have standard Auto High-Beam Headlights, which automatically toggle your high beams on and off in low-visibility conditions based on the flow of traffic around you.
If you want to see how the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot compare first-hand, come to Burns Honda, serving the Mt. Laurel, Marlton, and Cherry Hill areas. We’ll show you around the two SUVs and get you behind the wheel so that you can choose the right vehicle for you.
Contact us to schedule a test drive today!