The 2021 Honda Passport punches a ticket for drivers who imagine the three-row Pilot’s for huge people and the more compact CR-V’s for couch potatoes.
With the Passport, Honda trims the Pilot’s body fat and delivers a five-seat, two-row crossover SUV that’s not quite hardcore, but picks up its off-street video game to square off versus cars like the Subaru Outback and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Common, stable, easy, and roomy, the 2021 Pilot will get a TCC Rating of 6., dragged down to some degree by sparse features on the foundation Activity. (Examine additional about how we charge cars.)
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The Passport begins lifetime as a Pilot, minus six inches of physique. It grows a unique roofline, a blacked-out chin, and tougher physique cladding, but the cabin’s virtually the similar. It’s not so adventurous as a Bronco or Wrangler, but the huge 20-inch wheels and roof rails send some of the similar outdoorsy alerts.
The Passport’s 280-horsepower V-6 will come from the Pilot, much too, and its rippling and muscular sound and acceleration filter by way of a nine-speed automated that will get indecisive at times, not sure of irrespective of whether to upshift for superior gas mileage or downshift for the gentle freeway quality ahead. The Passport’s superior at muting that street and tackling gentle curves with a perfectly-damped journey it’ll clamber about Moab’s pink rocks without the need of much too substantially agita, but it is happier obtaining to the trailhead than it is picking its way about the trail.
Honda grants Pilot-like place to five individuals in the Passport rear seats and rear-seat place are in particular superior, as is storage inside of the Passport’s center console. The front seats could use additional form, but the expansive cargo maintain maxes out close to 78 cubic toes if you can fill it for a weekend jaunt, you’re in all probability on the very small-dwelling vector and just really do not know it still.
Equally the IIHS and NHTSA say superior matters about the Passport’s crash basic safety, and automated crisis braking will come on each individual variation. The Passport Activity makes do with a tiny 5.-inch audio and rearview-digital camera display screen, though the EX-L will get leather-based, blind-location screens, and an eight.-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle compatibility. It’s our decide on of the Passport line, the way we’d pick to sail by way of customs, all for about $38,000.