Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot vs. Honda Passport
There are certain things you’ll always look for when shopping for an SUV. You want something well-built, capable, and efficient. That’s why you’re shopping for a Honda SUV, but there are a few different SUV models in the lineup, and understanding what sets these models apart from one another is key to selecting the correct one for your lifestyle. That’s why Germain Honda of Beavercreek has put together a helpful guide to help you see all of the strengths of the different models all in one place.
Honda CR-V VS Honda Pilot VS Honda Passport
|Length||184.8 inches||196.5 inches||189.1 inches|
|Width||73.5 inches||78.6 inches||78.6 inches|
|Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down)||39.3 cu ft / 76.5 cu ft||55.9 cu ft / 109.2 cu ft||50.5 cu ft / 100.8 cu ft|
|Passenger Volume||103.5 cu ft||152.9 cu ft||114.9 cu ft|
|Towing Capacity (2WD/AWD)||1500 lbs||3500 lbs / 5000lbs||3500 lbs / 5000lbs|
|Ground Clearance (2WD/AWD)||7.8 in / 8.2 in||7.3 in (7.9 for TrailSport)||7.5 in / 8.1 in|
|Fuel Economy 2WD (City/Highway/Combined)**||28 / 34 / 30||20 / 27 / 23||20 / 25 / 22|
|Fuel Economy AWD (City/Highway/Combined)**||27 / 32 / 29||19 / 26 / 22||19 / 24 / 21|
|TrailSport Trim Available||No||Yes||Yes|
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Many of the features that you want in an SUV are ones that all of these models have in common. There’s optional AWD, the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology, and integration for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Size is the main thing that distinguishes one of these vehicles from another, with the Pilot and Passport being classified as midsize, and the CR-V being a compact. This also means different engines. The Pilot and Passport both have the same 280-horsepower V6, while the CR-V has a 190-horsepower I4. The V6 gives the bigger models a noticeably higher towing capacity, up to 5,000lbs with the optional AWD, while the CR-V’s 30mpg combined rating makes it the leader in fuel efficiency.
Despite the different classifications, the Passport really isn’t much longer than the CR-V, 189.1 inches compared to 184.8 inches. But the Pilot comes in at 196.5 inches, and with very good reason, it has a third row of seats. This grows the seating capacity to 8 but does cut down cargo capacity behind the back seat, just 16.5 cubic feet. The Passport might seat 5, but the 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind those seats is quite a lot. Ground clearance on all of these vehicles is good, with less than an inch of difference between them. But if you want the off-road-focused TrailSport trim, it is only available on either the Pilot or Passport, and with the Pilot it also comes with a slightly higher ground clearance of 7.9 inches. Lastly, due to supply issues, there will be a longer wait for a new CR-V than you’ll have with a Pilot or Passport. If you have any questions or would like to see these vehicles in person, Germain Honda of Beavercreek is here with a friendly and knowledgeable team to help you.
*MSRP including tax, license, registration, $1,245 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.
**Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.