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2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Pilot 2019 Honda Passport

  Engine

3.5L V6 3.5L V6

  Horsepower

280hp 280hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/27 * 20/25 *

  Transmission

6-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Honda Passport

Serving Murfreesboro, TN

If you're searching for a durable, rugged, and attractive midsize SUV, the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Honda Passport are both good options. The 2019 Pilot stands out for its three rows of seats, while the Passport stands out for its all-around versatility and amenities. The Honda Pilot takes the #1 spot for midsize SUVs with three rows of seats, while the Honda Passport is ranked #1 overall for midsize SUVs. Considering all that they offer, it's no surprise that the Pilot and Passport are such popular vehicles. Even though they would've been fine without any changes, Honda gave the Pilot some style updates, revised technology, and more standard safety technology. The 2019 Honda Passport gets a full design change, a more luxurious cabin, and also more safety features.

Performance

There is one engine offered in the 2019 Honda Pilot. This engine is a V6 that creates up to 280 HP at 6,000 RPM and up to 262 LB-FT of torque at 4,700 RPM. While the engine is the same across the board, however, you will get a different transmission depending on the trim level that you choose. The first three trim levels get a six-speed automatic transmission, while the top two trim levels get a nine-speed automatic transmission. Paddle shifters on the higher trim levels allow you to manually operate the gears when you choose. The Passport also has one engine, which is the same one that powers the Pilot. With the Passport, however, a nine-speed transmission is standard across the board.

Appearance

When it comes to looks, neither the Passport nor the Pilot disappoints. The Pilot features some minor design changes this year, which come in the form of now-standard LED lights and a roof-mounted fin antenna. A dark rear privacy glass, also standard, adds to the Pilot's appearance and deflects harmful solar rays. LED fog lights and a black roofline spoiler are standard features on all but the base model. A five-inch color display screen with Bluetooth, an MP3 player, a USB charging port, and two 12V power outlets are standard on the base trim. At the higher trim levels, you'll get three USB charging ports, leather seats, heated seats, and captain's chairs.

Although the Honda Pilot got only minor revisions for the 2019 model year, the Honda Passport got a full design change, which critics and consumers agree was much-needed after a long period of time without any significant improvements. The Honda Passport is offered in seven exterior paint colors this year, plus a premium white paint color that is reserved for the higher-end models. Roof rails are added to the Pilot on the higher trim levels, and you'll also get a hands-free tailgate. The 2019 Passport also comes with LED lights and a roofline spoiler.

Features

This year, both the Pilot and the Passport get a suite of new technology and safety amenities. A five-inch LCD color display screen is standard in the base trims of both vehicles, as is a premier seven-speaker audio system with a subwoofer. Bluetooth is standard at the base level. The Pilot has two 12V power charging ports on the lowest level and three on the highest trim. The Passport upgrades to an eight-inch display screen on the top three trim levels, which also have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Innovative safety features, including a number of driver-assist aids, are standard on both vehicles.

If you're considering a Honda SUV this year, the Passport and Pilot are both good options. The Passport offers more seating space, while the Pilot sports a fresh new design. If you want to take one or both of these vehicles for a test drive, just call or submit an inquiry online and we'll have the car you want ready to go.

* 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2019 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.
* 20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2019 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.