Honda Pilot vs. Honda Passport
Honda Pilot
Honda Passport
At a Glance: Pilot vs. Passport
Honda Pilot

If you have a few trips planned, Honda has you covered. With a lineup including the 2023 Honda Pilot and the 2023 Honda Passport, it’s safe to say that Honda has already packed all your travel necessities.

Before you take off, read this model comparison from the Hilton Head Honda team. Then, you can decide which model you’d like to drive near Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston SC.



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Pilot vs Passport


Pilot vs Passport


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Pilot vs Passport
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Honda Pilot compares to the Honda Passport.
Honda Pilot

Honda has a longstanding reputation for making well-built cars across its entire lineup. As such, both the Honda Pilot and the Honda Passport will reliably take you and your crew wherever you might venture when wanderlust beckons.

Global Performance

Under their respective hoods, they each equip a 3.5L V6 engine that generates a similar amount of horsepower (HP): 285 HP in the Pilot and 280 HP in the Passport. In either case, they each produce 262 lb-ft of torque.

As to their drivetrain, the 2023 Honda Passport has standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The 2023 Honda Pilot has front-wheel drive, and AWD is available.

So, if you want better traction off the bat, the Passport is the model for you. If you prioritize speed, the Pilot will be your ride.

Effortless Efficiency

If fuel efficiency is what you’re after, let’s see how the Pilot and the Passport compare at the pump. When it comes to fuel economy, you can expect the following:

  • Honda Passport: EPA-estimated 19 city/24 highway MPG1
  • Honda Pilot 2WD: EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG2
  • Honda Pilot AWD (non-TrailSport AWD trims): EPA-estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG2

As you can see, the 2023 Honda Pilot 2WD delivers the best fuel economy of the group.

Honda Pilot

Whether you’re heading out on a family trip across the state or just picking up weekly groceries across town, you’ll want enough room for everyone on board to be comfortable. Plus, you’ll need enough extra space to accommodate anything you’re taking with you or may pick up along the way. Let’s see how these two Honda SUVs stack up.

Cabin Size

The obvious distinction between these two models is their overall size. That’s because the Pilot includes a third row for a total of up to eight passengers, whereas the Passport does not. That’s three more compared to the five seats in the Passport.

You can also see the clear difference when taking a look at each model's interior measurements:

2023 Honda Pilot
2023 Honda Passport
Max Cargo volume 111.8 cu. ft. 100.8 cu. ft.
Passenger volume 158.4 cu. ft. 114.9 cu. ft.

Your Amenity Kit

As for interior features, both models come standard with the following technologies across all trims:

  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and HandsFreeLink®
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • SMS Text Message Function

The touchscreen in the Passport starts at eight inches, while the Pilot’s base screen is seven inches. The Honda Passport also includes SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, and a wireless phone charger. Similar amenities are available in higher trims of the Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot

Of course, no aspect of a vehicle is more important than those that help protect you and your passengers. Because these models are both designed and engineered by Honda, both the Honda Pilot and the Honda Passport offer plenty of safety features.

Passenger Safety

These driver-assistive features are included in what is known as one of the leading safety suites on the market: Honda Sensing®.

Here are just some of the many shared built-in features found in every Pilot and Passport model:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Whichever Honda you drive, you’ll have plenty of backup—from cruise control to audible and visual alerts.

Your Virtual Copilot

In the Honda Pilot, an additional safety feature watches out for you, specifically, when you’re behind the wheel. The Driver Attention Monitor observes your driving patterns, looking for signs of drowsy or distracted driving. If any are detected, it will alert you that it may be time to pull over to take a break or switch drivers.

Plan Your Next Road Trip With Your Preferred Honda
Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

As you can see, the decision between the 2023 Honda Pilot vs. the 2023 Honda Passport is primarily about size preference. By offering a higher seating capacity and more space overall, the Pilot tends to be a favorite among larger families. Meanwhile, the Passport’s smaller build is a better fit for young adults and growing families.

Regardless of which Honda SUV you choose, the team at Hilton Head Honda is here to help. Contact us to get started and schedule your test drive of one or both near Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Pilot for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

119 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating. Based on 2023 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 trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2023 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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