In comparing the Honda Passport Elite's and the Honda Pilot Elite's specifications and ratings, the Honda Passport Elite has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Honda Pilot Elite has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Passport Elite and Honda Pilot Elite have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda Passport Elite's and the Honda Pilot Elite's specifications and ratings, the Honda Passport Elite is a better car than the Honda Pilot Elite.
Honda Passport Elite vs. Honda Pilot Elite Pricing
A used 2023 Honda Passport Elite ranges from $40,370 to $50,088 while a used 2023 Honda Pilot Elite is priced between $49,995 to $57,901. For a new model, the Honda Passport Elite's price is between $45,083 and $49,353, with the Honda Pilot Elite priced between $52,833 and $55,715.
Honda Passport Elite vs. Honda Pilot Elite Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Passport Elite loses 41.2 percent of its value and the Honda Pilot Elite loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Passport Elite retains 3.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Honda Pilot Elite.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Passport Elite’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the Honda Pilot Elite base engine makes 285 horsepower. Both the Elite and the Elite are rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 468 and 463 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Honda Pilot Elite has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room and rear leg room. The Honda Passport Elite has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Passport Elite and the Honda Pilot Elite have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Pilot Elite has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.