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What's the Difference Between the 2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda Pilot?

2019 Honda Passport 2019 Honda Pilot Versus

2019 Honda Passport

vs.

2019 Honda Pilot

3.5-liter V6

Engine

3.5-liter V6
280 hp

Horsepower

280 hp
5

Seating Capacity

8

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C., and Alexandria

Local drivers who are in the market for a quality SUV that delivers in all areas understandably are focused on Honda’s models. Honda is a true automotive leader, and it offers two stunning midsize SUV models that you may be excited to choose from. The Honda Pilot has been offered since 2002, and the 2019 model is in the line’s third generation. Because of a recent facelift, it has a refreshed look and innovative features throughout. The Honda Passport is also a midsize SUV, and it was originally offered up until the 2002 model year. The 2019 Honda Passport reintroduces this popular model. While they are seemingly similar on the surface, a closer look reveals significant differences between the Pilot and the Passport.

Interior Design and Features

Both of these vehicles have a new interior design and quality materials that drivers and passengers will enjoy. The 2019 Honda Pilot has three rows of seating with space for up to eight passengers. The two rear rows fold down to reveal substantial cargo space when needed. The 2019 Honda Passport has exterior dimensions that are only slightly smaller than the Pilot, and it only has two rows of passenger seating with space for up to five adults. Because of the lack of a third row, the Passport may seem like a roomier option if a third row is not needed. Depending on the trim that you select, both of these vehicles are loaded with a climate control system, an advanced infotainment system with a color display screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, power-adjustable side mirrors and numerous other features. They are also loaded with an extensive range of advanced safety features.

Exterior Design and Features

The difference between the 2019 Honda Pilot and the new Passport are throughout the exterior. The Pilot has a smooth, sophisticated profile along with smart contouring. The hood angles upward from a relatively small grille, and the entire vehicle sits low to the ground. On the other hand, the 2019 Passport has a rugged, adventure-minded look with a more substantial profile. The hood remains relatively level as it fades into a more pronounced grille. Bold bumpers and dominant roof rails add to the prominent exterior of the Passport.

Performance Capabilities

The Pilot is outfitted under the hood to provide you with a steady, comfortable ride through town. The base trim comes with 3.5-liter, V6 i-VTEC engine, an automatic transmission and available variable torque management. The Passport’s features make it well-suited for city driving and for adventures. It comes with intelligent traction management, multiple driving modes, a 4-wheel independent suspension, available all-wheel drive and a V6 i-VTEC engine. Test driving these two vehicles across all trims is a smart way to decide which SUV has performance capabilities that meet your needs.


Both the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Honda Passport are well-equipped, stylish vehicles that offer substantial benefits. However, their features and design elements may make one more well-suited for some drivers than others. Stop by the dealership soon to compare the two models more closely before making your buying decision.