The best way to think of the 2021 Honda Passport is a Honda Pilot without the third row of seats. It’s a bit easier to manoeuvre than the Pilot and offers more interior space than the smaller Honda CR-V. With both the Pilot and CR-V holding very favourable spots in their respective classes, it’s no surprise the Honda Passport is also a great pick.
The Honda Passport’s combination of spaciousness, comfort and convenience allows it to slightly outrank other midsize SUVs that include the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Toyota Venza and Hyundai Santa Fe.
For our money, we pick the Passport in EX-L trim. It adds a fair amount of convenience features for a reasonable amount of money. The higher trims add only a handful of items and are rather expensive by comparison.
The 2021 Honda Passport is offered in four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Powering all of these is a 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque) paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available as an option and included with the Elite trim.
The base Sport model starts the features list with:
Stepping up to the EX-L adds several convenience items that include:
The Touring trim adds a few niceties that include:
The Elite trim tops off the list with: