2019 Honda Passport vs Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Passport

Honda vehicles are well-known for being dependable cars packed with safety features. When it comes to family SUVs, Honda has a lot to offer. Pat Peck Honda put together this comparison of two of the most popular Honda models, the 2019 Honda Passport and Honda Pilot.

Car buyers in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi can read through to see how these SUVs stack up against each other. Afterwards, visit our dealership to test drive the car that appeals the most to you.

Under the Hood

Honda Passport Performance

When you pop open the hood of the 2019 Honda Passport, you'll find a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine. This powerful engine allows for an available maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, so you can tow your fishing boat. When the Passport is equipped with two-wheel drive, you can except an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 25 MPG highway.1

The V6 engine found in the 2019 Honda Pilot is very similar, offering the same horsepower and an EPA-estimated 19 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.2 The Pilot, when equipped with all-wheel drive, also has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Clearly, the engines of these two Honda vehicles are very similar. No matter which SUV you chose, you will be getting an impressive towing capacity and pleasing gas mileage.

Room for Everyone

A major appeal of SUVs is the amount of cargo space and seating available. Both the Pilot and the Passport offer different seating and cargo options, so you and your passengers can enjoy a comfortable ride.

The Honda Passport features seating for five passengers and boasts over 100 cubic feet of cargo space with the 60/40 split rear seatback folded over. To up your cabin space, there is underfloor storage to stash items out of the way during travel. If you're going camping and need extra space, roof rails on the top of your car can support up to 165 pounds of gear.

If you have a larger family, the Honda Pilot offers seating for up to eight passengers with multiple seating configurations, which allows you to comfortably arrange the cabin. The Pilot also features a 60/40 split but provides more cargo room with 109 cubic feet. Roof racks are also available with bike rack and ski attachments.

2019 Honda Passport vs Honda Pilot: Safety

2019 Honda Passport Safety

Honda vehicles are known for being safe cars, and the 2019 Honda Passport and Honda Pilot are no exception. They offer standard safety features, such as a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Honda Sensing®. Included with Honda Sensing® is:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™: Senses and alerts you to potential frontal collisions and can even engage the brakes if necessary.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System: Warns you when you're leaving your intended lane and can provide gentile steering to put you back on track.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Maintains a set following speed.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: Adjusts steering to keep you centered in your lane.

In addition to standard Honda Sensing®, both vehicles offer an available Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Monitor to further detect and warn you of the road around you.

While this safety technology is great to have as an extra set of eyes on the road, a superior body structure is necessary to keep you and your passengers fully safe. Both vehicles are built on an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. This Honda-exclusive body design is created to enhance occupant protection by distributing collision impact evenly, directing it away from passengers.

If you want to learn more about either of these models, then read our 2019 Honda Passport review and 2019 Honda Pilot review!

Test Drive Your Favorite Honda SUV

So, how do the 2019 Honda Passport and Honda Pilot stack up? With similar engines and standard safety features, the answer comes down to what you need in a vehicle. If you are searching for an SUV that can handle your next big adventure, the rugged design and durable roof racks make the Honda Passport an appealing option. On the other hand, if more room is high on your list of needs, the Honda Pilot has more to offer.

No matter which SUV you choose, Pat Peck Honda is here to assist our neighbors in Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi with all their car-buying needs. Stop by today to test drive your favorite Honda SUV!


120 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

219 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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