Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot vs. Honda Passport

CR-V vs Pilot vs Passport - Germain Honda of Beavercreek

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

Honda CR-V Honda Pilot Honda Passport

2024 CR-V

2024 Pilot

2024 Passport

Starting MSRP* $30,825 $38,415 $42,425
Seats 5 8 5
Horsepower 190 285 280
Length 184.8 inches 199.9 inches 189.1 inches
Width 73.5 inches 78.5 inches 78.6 inches
Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down) 39.3 cu ft / 76.5 cu ft 59.5 cu ft / 111.8 cu ft 50.5 cu ft / 100.8 cu ft
Passenger Volume 103.5 cu ft 158.4 cu ft 114.9 cu ft
Towing Capacity (2WD/AWD) 1500 lbs 3500 lbs / 5000lbs 5000lbs
Ground Clearance (2WD/AWD) 7.8 in / 8.2 in 7.3 in (8.3 for TrailSport) 8.1 in
Fuel Economy 2WD (City/Highway/Combined)** 28 / 34 / 30 19 / 27 / 22 N/A
Fuel Economy AWD (City/Highway/Combined)** 27 / 32 / 29 19 / 25 / 21 19 / 24 / 21
TrailSport Trim Available No Yes Yes

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Honda Passport

Many of the features that you want in an SUV are ones that all of these models have in common. There’s optional AWD (standard on the Passport), 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 are both outfitted with a powerful 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 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 199.9 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 18.6 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 8.3 inches. 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, $1,375 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $455 charge for premium colors.

**Based on 2024 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.