2024 Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot vs Honda Passport

Honda CR-V vs Honda Pilot vs Honda Passport - Germain Honda of Surprise

When shopping for an SUV, the reasons for selecting a Honda are well established. You’re looking for something capable, well-built, and efficient. But Honda has a few different SUV models, and these are built for different types of situations. Understanding these differences is critical in selecting the right SUV for your particular lifestyle. So Germain Honda of Surprise put together a helpful guide to the differences between these excellent SUVs.

Honda CR-V VS Honda Pilot VS Honda Passport

Honda CR-V
Honda Pilot
Honda Passport
2024 CR-V 2024 Pilot 2024 Passport
$30,825 Starting MSRP* $38,415 $42,425
5 Seats 8 5
190 Horsepower 285 280
184.8 inches Length 199.9 inches 189.1
73.5 inches Width 78.5 inches 78.6 inches
39.3 cu ft / 76.5 cu ft Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down) 59.5 cu ft / 111.8 cu ft 50.5 cu ft* / 100.8 cu ft
103.5 cu ft Passenger Volume 158.4 cu ft 114.9 cu ft
1500 lbs Towing Capacity (2WD/AWD) 3500 lbs / 5000lbs 5000lbs
7.8 in / 8.2 in Ground Clearance (2WD/AWD) 7.3 in (8.3 for TrailSport) 8.1 in
28 / 34 / 30 Fuel Economy 2WD (City/Highway/Combined)** 19 / 27 / 22 N/A
27 / 32 / 29 Fuel Economy AWD (City/Highway/Combined)** 19 / 25 / 21 19 / 24 / 21
No TrailSport Trim Available Yes Yes
Honda Passport

A lot of the best features of these SUVs are things that they have in common. This includes AWD, the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology, and integration for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The big difference between these models is the size, the CR-V is a compact, while the Pilot and Passport are midsize. The smaller CR-V also uses a smaller engine, a 190-horsepower I4, compared to the V6 in the Pilot and Passport, which makes 285 and 280 horsepower, respectively. This means the CR-V gets better fuel economy, as evidenced by the 30mpg combined fuel economy rating.

It’s not a huge step up from the CR-V’s length of 184.8 inches and the Passport’s 189.1 inches, but the Pilot is noticeably longer, at 199.9 inches. That’s because the Passport comes with a third row of seats, accommodating 8, compared to the 5 seats in the other two models. But with passengers in the third row, you’re down to 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the Passport, while the Pilot has 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space all the time. So whether you’re carrying a lot of cargo or people is definitely a factor in which SUV would suit you best.

All three of these vehicles have good ground clearance, with less than an inch of difference between the tallest and the shortest. But only the Pilot and Passport have the option of the off-road-focused TrailSport trim, which also boosts the Pilot’s ride height to 8.3 inches. The CR-V can handle towing smaller loads, but the 5,000lbs towing capacity for the AWD Pilot and Passport is a big step up. If you have any questions or would like to see these vehicles in person, Germain Honda of Surprise is here with a friendly and knowledgeable team to help you.

*MSRP including tax, license, registration, $1,375 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $455 charge for premium colors.

**Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.