In comparing the Kia Telluride's and the Honda Passport's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Passport has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride's and the Honda Passport's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride is a better car than the Honda Passport.
Kia Telluride vs. Honda Passport Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Telluride ranges from $41,754 to $58,985 while a used 2023 Honda Passport is priced between $39,101 to $48,912. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $39,980 and $57,864, with the Honda Passport priced between $41,685 and $48,387.
Kia Telluride vs. Honda Passport Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the Honda Passport loses 41.2 percent of its value. This means the Honda Passport retains 5.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Honda Passport base engine makes 280 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles. The Passport is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. This gives the Kia Telluride the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Honda Passport. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride 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 Kia Telluride and the Honda Passport have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Telluride has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.