Car shoppers local to Ithaca, Elmira, or Corning, New York: If you're on the hunt for a new ride, Maguire Honda of Ithaca has the insight you need. We know choosing the right set of wheels is a variable decision, since there are so many options to choose from.

Therefore, we've put together this comparison of the Honda Passport vs. Honda Pilot. Look and see which one is the right match for you. When you compare them side-by-side, you might find the model you prefer. Read on for more information about each car!

2021 Passport vs Pilot: Performance

Performance is a high-priority item on many car buyers' checklists. Luckily, both the 2021 Passport and 2021 Pilot go above and beyond, so you'll have an excellent ride no matter which you choose. Ultimately, it comes down to on- and off-road preference and which one you think fits you. Check out what they offer below.

Under the hood of the Passport sits a robust 3.5L i-VTEC® V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It's built to handle the great outdoors, so it has an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System.

 This feature boosts handling in just about any on-road weather conditions-you'll even experience higher maneuverability on dry pavement. This is paired with standard Intelligent Traction Management, which maintains traction and stability.

All of that is wonderful, but it gets even better when you check out its impact on the Passport's fuel economy. With an EPA-estimated 20 city and 25 highway MPG, it will get you where you need to go.1

The base trim on the Pilot is impressive, as well. With the same 3.5L i-VTEC® V6 engine, it showcases identical horsepower and torque. For you frequent voyagers, its fuel economy is a bit higher than the Passport, with an EPA-estimated 20 city and 27 highway MPG.2

Like the Passport, it is also available with the i-VTM4® AWD System. This means that every trip you take is maximized with strength, on the highway or elsewhere.

Safety on the Road

Keeping you safe is always our first priority, and you'll find it's standard in Honda vehicles, as well.

Every Passport and Pilot comes with the Honda Sensing® suite, which boasts an impressive collection of driver-assistive technologies. These are designed to help keep you safe behind the wheel, no matter which model you drive.

What does the tech entail? Driving on and off the road, it will operate as a second pair of eyes. You can count on balance, braking, and other systems that work to prioritize your protection.

Some of these standard features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

The perks of driving one of these cars means no matter whether you like the Passport or the Pilot, you get the advantage of Honda Sensing®. Use these tools to catch anything you might not have noticed as you drive, and avoid potential dangers, from road conditions to other vehicles.

Packing Cargo

As an adventurer, we're sure you're looking for a place to pack your must-have equipment. Whether it be camping gear or groceries in the trunk, it helps to have a spacious interior. The Honda Passport and Honda Pilot both showcase an impressive amount of room for you to utilize.

With split fold-down seatbacks, the space in each vehicle expands enormously. If you're stocking the Passport, you're in for a treat with its large storage area. With a standard 50.5 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks up, you'll have a whopping 100.7 cubic feet with them down. Carry anything you might need to bring along on your journey.

The Pilot has an incredible amount of space, as well. Its seating capacity is greater, and its maximum cargo volume is slightly bigger than the Passport's, too. What does that look like side-by-side? Let's look:


2021 Honda Passport

2021 Honda Pilot

Maximum Cargo Volume

100.7 cubic feet

109.0 cubic feet

Seating Capacity



Choose Your Favorite Honda Today!

Now that you've seen part of what the 2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Honda Pilot have to offer, you're bound to have a favorite. With so many features at your beck and call, either would be a great choice. If you're a fan of handling terrain, take a seat in the Passport. Conversely, if you're more fond of standard high performance, the Pilot is the ride for you!

Drivers of Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, can swing by our dealership. Our team at Maguire Honda of Ithaca will schedule a test drive for you to decide in person which is the perfect model.

1 20 city/25 highway/22 combined MPG rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined MPG rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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.

2 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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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