2023 Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot vs Honda Passport
If you’re looking for a capable, well-built, and efficient SUV, it’s only natural for you to look to Honda. But which one is right for you? Different SUVs have different strengths, and Honda makes several different models. Germain Honda of College Hills has put together a helpful guide to allow you to see all of the pertinent information you need to make a decision all in one place.
Honda CR-V VS Honda Pilot VS Honda Passport
|2023 CR-V||2022 Pilot||2022 Passport|
|184.8 inches||Length||196.5 inches||189.1|
|73.5 inches||Width||78.6 inches||78.6 inches|
|39.3 cu ft / 76.5 cu ft||Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down)||55.9 cu ft* / 109.2 cu ft||50.5 cu ft* / 100.8 cu ft|
|103.5 cu ft||Passenger Volume||152.9 cu ft||114.9 cu ft|
|1500 lbs||Towing Capacity (2WD/AWD)||3500 lbs / 5000lbs||3500 lbs / 5000lbs|
|7.8 in / 8.2 in||Ground Clearance (2WD/AWD)||7.3 in (7.9 for TrailSport)||7.5 in / 8.1 in|
|28 / 34 / 30||Fuel Economy 2WD (City/Highway/Combined)**||20 / 27 / 23||20 / 25 / 22|
|27 / 32 / 29||Fuel Economy AWD (City/Highway/Combined)**||19 / 26 / 22||19 / 24 / 21|
|No||TrailSport Trim Available||Yes||Yes|
Honda’s SUVs have quite a bit in common. All of them have optional AWD, come with the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology as standard, and have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Where things start to become different is size. The CR-V is classified as a compact, while the Pilot and Passport are midsize. You see this most in length. The difference between the CR-V’s 184.8 inches and the Passport’s 189.1 inches isn’t huge, the 196.5 inches in the Pilot is a noticeable difference. That’s because the Pilot comes with a third row of seats, which is where the Pilot gets its room for 8, compared to the 5 seats in the other two. This third row takes up a lot of what would otherwise be cargo space, so whether you’re hauling a lot of people or a lot of cargo is something to consider when selecting one of the two. Speaking of size, the CR-V’s 190 horsepower comes from a four-cylinder engine, compared to the Pilot and Passport, which both use the same 280-horsepower V6. The smaller CR-V is lighter too, and all this makes for the 30mpg combined fuel economy figure, noticeably better than the bigger SUVs.
All three vehicles have good ground clearance and available AWD, making them great in the snow or other adverse weather conditions. But it’s just Pilot and Passport that are available in the off-road-focused TrailSport trim. And while the CR-V can handle some basic towing, the bigger SUVs are needed for the more serious stuff. Lastly, due to supply issues, there will be a longer wait for a new CR-V than you’ll have with a Pilot or Passport. If you have any questions or would like to see these vehicles in person, Germain Honda of College Hills is here with a friendly and knowledgeable team to help you.
*MSRP including tax, license, registration, $1,245 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.
**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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.