2021 Honda Passport Evaluate, Scores, Specs, Costs, and Images
The 2021 Honda Passport punches a ticket for drivers who assume the three-row Pilot’s for giant households and the smaller CR-V’s for sofa potatoes.
With the Passport, Honda trims the Pilot’s fats and delivers a five-seat, two-row crossover SUV that’s not fairly hardcore, however picks up its off-road recreation to sq. off towards automobiles just like the Subaru Outback and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Acquainted, strong, clean, and spacious, the 2021 Pilot will get a TCC Score of 6.0, dragged down considerably by sparse options on the bottom Sport. (Learn extra about how we price automobiles.)
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The Passport begins life as a Pilot, minus six inches of physique. It grows a particular roofline, a blacked-out chin, and more durable physique cladding, however the cabin’s practically the identical. It’s not so adventurous as a Bronco or Wrangler, however the huge 20-inch wheels and roof rails ship a few of the identical outdoorsy indicators.
The Passport’s 280-horsepower V-6 comes from the Pilot, too, and its rippling and muscular sound and acceleration filter by way of a 9-speed automated that will get indecisive at occasions, not sure of whether or not to upshift for higher gasoline mileage or downshift for the light freeway grade forward. The Passport’s higher at muting that street and tackling light curves with a well-damped journey; it’ll clamber over Moab’s purple rocks with out an excessive amount of agita, nevertheless it’s happier attending to the trailhead than it’s choosing its manner over the path.
Honda grants Pilot-like area to 5 individuals within the Passport; rear seats and rear-seat area are particularly good, as is storage contained in the Passport’s middle console. The entrance seats might use extra form, however the expansive cargo maintain maxes out round 78 cubic toes; if you happen to can fill it for a weekend jaunt, you’re most likely on the tiny-house vector and simply don’t comprehend it but.
Each the IIHS and NHTSA say good issues in regards to the Passport’s crash security, and automated emergency braking comes on every model. The Passport Sport makes do with a small 5.0-inch audio and rearview-camera show, whereas the EX-L will get leather-based, blind-spot displays, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It’s our decide of the Passport line, the best way we’d select to sail by way of customs, all for about $38,000.