When we compare the Honda Passport's and the Honda Pilot's specifications and ratings, the Honda Passport has the advantage in the area of resale value. The Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Passport's and the Honda Pilot's specifications and ratings, the Honda Pilot is a better car than the Honda Passport.
Honda Passport vs. Honda Pilot Pricing
For a new model, the Honda Passport's price is between $45,838 and $50,043, with the Honda Pilot priced between $43,031 and $54,307.
Honda Passport vs. Honda Pilot Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Passport loses 41.2 percent of its value and the Honda Pilot loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Passport retains 3.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Honda Pilot.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Passport’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the Honda Pilot base engine makes 285 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Honda Pilot has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Honda Passport has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Passport and the Honda Pilot have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.