There is plenty of choice in the SUV world. But Honda has a range of SUVs that covers all the needs. Two members of this lineup are particularly interesting: the Passport and the Pilot. Both are powered by an engine that provide reliability and performance, but differ in some technical respects. Here are a few.
Performance and fuel economy
Mechanically, the Honda Pilot and the Honda Passport are both powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot is equipped with a standard six-speed automatic transmission and is available with a nine-speed transmission in the Touring model. The Passport is offered exclusively with the nine-speed gearbox.
In terms of consumption, the two SUVs are both very competitive. The Passport consumes 12.5 liters per 100 km in the city and 9.5 liters per 100 km on the highway. As for the Pilot, consumption is 13 liters per 100 km in the city and 9.3 liters per 100 km on the highway with the 6-speed automatic transmission. With the 9-speed gearbox, consumption drops to 12.4 liters per 100 km and 9.3 liters per 100 km.
Otherwise, the two SUVs can tow up to 2,268 kg. This is more than enough for ATVs, snowmobiles and even a boat.
Two interiors for two types of families
Inside, both SUVs differ quite a bit. The Pilot comes with a third row of passengers for bigger families. So the Passport can carry five passengers, while the Pilot can accommodate 8 or 7 in its Touring variant.
Moreover, the Honda Passport deploys 1,430 liters of cargo space behind its second row. Once the seats are folded down, 2,854 liters are available. The Pilot is configured differently, so once the two rows of passengers are folded down, owners can use 3,092 liters of cargo space. The minimum loading space, when all of the Pilot's seats are occupied, is still 524 liters.
A total of six airbags and a variety of active safety systems are present in the two SUVs. But the Honda Passport offers the cruise control with heavy traffic function in its list of equipment.
The Honda Pilot and the Honda Passport are unbeatable choices in their respective segments. You can shop online with us. Our advisers are ready by phone and email to answer all your questions.