2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda Pilot

While the 2019 Honda Passport is an all-new model, it remains unsurprising to see some similarities between it and the 2019 Honda Pilot. Still, there are some things that set the Passport apart from its fellow SUV.

We are going to be taking a look at some of the features that are on both of these models. Hopefully, this comparison will help you determine which vehicle is right for you. However, we are not going to be taking specs or features from a specific trim, so everything is to help you get a general gist of which one you may be inclined to research further.

We will be comparing things like number of trims, seating capacity, safety features, drivetrain, and off-road capabilities in the table. Then, we will go further in-depth on some of these features below. If you have any questions afterward we encourage you to contact us here at Heritage Honda, or to check out our blog, where we have more information about these models.

2019 Honda Passport


2019 Honda Pilot

4 Trims 5
5 people Seating Capacity 7 people
Yes Off-Road Capable? No
Standard Honda Sensing® Standard
Standard on all trims and drivetrains Intelligent Traction Management Standard on some trims and drivetrains (not Base trim)
9-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission on Base trim 6-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission on Top Trim 9-Speed Automatic

Features of the 2019 Honda Passport

As you can see, these two Honda vehicles offer a variety of features that could entice SUV shoppers. However, each have their own perks and disadvantages. In the Honda Pilot, you’ll find seating for 7 people. This is 2 more than what the Passport can seat. However, if you are not looking for a large SUV, this could be a disadvantage for the Honda Pilot.

If you are looking for an off-road capable vehicle, you would probably be more inclined to go with the Honda Passport, as it can go both on and off-road, whereas the Honda Pilot really can’t go off-road. So, it makes sense that the Intelligent Traction Management system is standard on all of the Honda Passport trims, but not all of the Honda Pilot trims.

Speaking about features not standard on all trims, the Honda Pilot has a 6-speed automatic transmission on the LX to the EX-L trim, but the Touring and Elite trims are a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Passport, however, has a 9-speed automatic transmission standard on all of its trims. Both the Passport and the Pilot have the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features standard on all trims.

Are you ready to learn more about the 2019 Honda SUV lineup? Contact us here at Heritage Honda! We would be happy to tell you more.

Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.