2021 Honda Passport

MSRP $31,990 - $43,780

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2021 Honda Passport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 20, 2020

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John Bedrow 

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On the run since 2002, the Passport reappeared in the Honda lineup after 17 years in 2019 with its third generation. The all-new Passport was now more mature and grown-up, more rugged and handsome as well as more purposeful. However, the third-gen Passport’s genetic traits were also more visible than before. Instead of resistive resilience, it seemed more of a : smart integration” curated by growing market demand. Its resurrection formula was pretty audible though; pick up the Pilot, erase its third row, and born was the new Honda passport. Its derivation from the widely acclaimed Pilot always meant that it had great promises to keep up and the Passport didn’t disappoint either.

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Power-packed engine

Superior quality cabin

Very roomy and practical

Well armored with plentiful standard safety features


Dawdling transmission

Uneasy-to-use infotainment system

Slightly overpriced

What's New?

No significant changes for 2021


vehicle bio

base price



dr SUV

passenger capacity



front wheel drive

engine type


212 cu.in.


280 hp @ 6000 rpm


262 lbs.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


9-Speed Automatic


brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.



111 in.


190.5 in.


78.6 in.


71.6 in.

curb weight

3959 lbs.

ground clearance

7.5 in.


passenger volume

115.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

77.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1332 lbs.

fuel economy


2/22/25 mpg

highway range

487.5 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 6 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance


Pictures & Videos



Sport$31,990 onwards

EX-L$36,410 onwards

Touring$39,280 onwards

Elite$43,780 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Honda Passport in Black Copper Pearl color
Black Copper Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.




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Slotting into the midsize premium SUV family, the third-gen Passport emerged as one of the segment best-sellers in no time. This was mainly because of the fact that it very thoughtfully bound the customer needs of its segment. It was practical, comfortable, premium, spacious, and powerful as well. That's pretty much the recipe one looks for in a premium mid-size SUV. Holding well on to its luscious propositions, it moved into its 2020 model year with no changes. Still aptly fresh and meaningful, the upcoming 2021 Honda Passport is also most likely to remain unchanged. The Passport is so efficient in its business that it doesn’t even need to be changed. On that note, we take a quick look here at what the 2021 Honda Passport might have to offer.

2021 Honda Passport SUV Front View
2021 Honda Passport SUV Rear View


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy




2021 Honda Passport Features


Since the 2021 model is expected to remain unchanged, it should very likely retain the four-tier trim structure of the present 2020 moodle.  That means, you would still get to pick your 2021 Honda Passport in either Sport, EX-L, Touring or Elite model. The configuration of standard FWD with an optional AWD on the Sport, EX-L and Touring trims alongside standard AWD on the Elite shall also remain the same. While the base Sport trim checks all the basic boxes pretty well, climbing up the trim order, you will be served with sumptuous treatments as usual.











Key Features

20-inch alloy wheels

Adds/replaces these features from Sport trim:

Adds/replaces these features from Sport and EX-L trims:

Adds/replaces these features from Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims:


Adaptive Cruise Control and Multi-angle rearview camera

Lane Keeping Assist and Blindspot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor

Road departure mitigation system

LED headlights with auto on/off and rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers


Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking

Automatic dimming rearview mirror and leather-wrapped steering wheel

One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature and hands-free access power tailgate

Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel


Auto high-beam headlights

Leather-trimmed, 10-way power driver seat with memory function and 4-way power passenger’s seat

Heated front and rear seats with ambient LED lighting

Perforated, Ventilated and Heated front seats with heated rear seats


Three-zone automatic climate control

8-inch High-Resolution infotainment touchscreen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and SiriusXM HD Radio

Wireless Phone Charging


5-inch color LCD infotainment screen

215-watt 7-speaker audio system

540-watt 10- speaker audio system


*2020 model prices and specs used for reference.

Expected price and release date of the 2021 Honda Passport

Since all trims and features remain unchanged, the price is expected to be around the same as the 2020 model. Though Honda has not officially announced the price tags, but the possibility of a marginal bump could also not be denied. We do expect the prices of the 2021 Honda Passport range, clicking at just over 32,000. Also, there is no confirmation of the release date from the manufacturer but being the same for 2021. Expected the 2021 Passport to hit the stores around winter this year.

2021 Honda Passport Engine and Performance


Since its unveiling in 2019, the third-gen Honda Passport has been sourcing its power from a 3.5-liter V6 engine. With no possible changes on the cards, it shall continue to do so even in 2021. Mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the engine makes 280 hp and 262 lb-fts of torque and also powers the Pilot, Ridgeline and Odyssey minivan. 

2021 Honda Passport SUV Engine Bay

No problem with the engine and its potency whatsoever and the V6 seems as heavy to pull the Passport as it is on the Pilot. There is ample supply of torque down the lower rpm’s and the strong and sturdy ensure highway passings are dealt with ease. However, the same cannot be said of the 9-speed auto. The transmission not only feels a bit laid-back with laggy downshifts but is also jarry in its operations.


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2020 Ford Edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Nissan Murano







3.5-liter V6

2.0-liter turbo Inline-4

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6


9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic


Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

280 @ 6000

245 @ 5500

295 @ 6400

260 @ 6000

Torque (ft-lbs @ rpm)

262  @ 4700

275 @ 3000

260 @ 4000

240 @ 4400 

Sticking to the balanced essence of the segment, all the rivals of the Passport flaunt a similarly powered engine. Let alone the Jeep grand Grand Cherokee which has a marginal edge over the others with its 295 hp base engine. However, the Jeep’s power hand barely makes a difference in its on-road enthusiasm, over its rivals. Even with somewhat similar power, the likes of something like a Ford Edge offer a more engaging drive than the Passport. Thanks to Ford's refined and smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.

How quick is the 2021 Honda Passport?

If you are looking for outright mind-boggling performance among the premium mid-size SUVs, you are surely barking up the wrong tree. Well, if that be the case, the Ford Edge and Jeep Grand Cherokee could certainly help you but with their more powerful ST and SRT trims respectively. However, with the standard fitment, the story seems to be reversed. 

2021 Honda Passport 0-60 MPH in Just 6.2 sec

With its sole and potent V6 engine, the Honda Passport delights you with brisk starts. It does leave the line very confidently, pulling up the 0-60 mph mark in just 6.2 seconds. Surprisingly, even with a sloppy transmission, the Passport turns out to be the quickest among its rivals,


2021 Honda Passport (est)

2020 Ford edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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3.5-liter V6

2.0-liter turbo Inline-4

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

Since its powertrain shows no signs of being altered anytime soon, the 2021 Passport should greet you with similar enthusiasm. The Jeep does show up close with its extra ponies under the hood and closely follows the Passport with its 6.7 second 0-60 run. The peppier Ford Edge is also not far behind. Surprisingly again, even with the lightest body among the lot and an energetic CVT, the Nissan Murano stands last in the table. 

How well does the 2021 Honda Passport Brake?

The well-rounded propositions of the third-gen Honda Passport also incorporates a heavy braking apparatus. Ventilated discs monitored by ABS at all four corners come standard with every Passport. As a result of this apparatus, a 2020 Honda Passport comes to a complete stop from 60 mph in an average 130 feet. The brake pedal does feel firm with no fade and taps the Passport’s momentum pretty well. However, on harder applications, its heft does reciprocate with a significant nose-dive. With the same braking as well as other mechanical componentry, the 2021 Honda Passport shall also offer similar braking performance.

2021 Honda Passport wheel


2021 Honda Passport (est)

2020 Ford edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Nissan Murano

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Among its segment though, the Passport is surely not the best performer when it comes to braking. Credit for that goes to its overall heft that is coupled with a raised suspension resulting in poor stability. Among its rivals though, the Nissan Murano is the one that tops the braking test. The Murano stops from 60-0 mph in just 120 feet and is a great example of what an efficient weight distribution could do to you.

How well does the 2021 Honda Passport handle?

There are multiple shades to the on-road behavior of the third-gen Honda Passport. First up it's very important to acknowledge the aspirations of it. Sitting between the very humble CR-V and the family driving Pilot, the Passport tries to be the most rugged and aggressive SUV in Honda's garage. As a result of the aforementioned intent, it gets raised suspension than the Pilot, on which it is based. Now a raised height does lend a helping hand while smoking the dusty rasps, it has its own disadvantages as well. With not a single brick moving, gear up to embrace the 2021 Honda Passport with a very similar mixed bag.

2021 Honda Passport Front View

While the Passport is very smooth and comfortable on straight lines, its high center-of-gravity does invite a significant body roll around corners. The steering wheel too feels disengaged at times. Though it does carry out its operations with significant precision. Road undulations are dealt with utmost grace by the Passport but larger obstacles do greet occupants inside with some awkward vibrations. However, its noticeable shortcomings disappear the moment you stop asking it to be overly sporty. Take it on a winding country road and the Passport oozes you with a smooth and compliant ride that is as good as it gets. Moreover, with extra height and aggressive body-kit it could also turn out to be a happy companion in your occasional hill-runs.

2021 Honda Passport Fuel Economy


It's very hard to be a best-seller in the premium midsize segment without a respectable fuel economy. The third-gen Honda Passport knows this fact very well and gets its homework done quite efficiently. Take a look at its efficiency and you suddenly notice what the Passport might be trading off an engaging transmission for. Enough background and the 2020 honda Passport returns a very decent 22 mpg combined which is in line with its rivals and class-expectations. 


2021 Honda Passport (est)

2020 Ford Edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Nissan Murano

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Among its class, all the cars offer identical mpg figures. Sharing the same engine, the Nissan Murano delivers the same efficiency as the Passport. The mighty Grand Cherokee is also not far behind. However, it's the Ford Edge that outshines all of its rivals with its marginally better 25 mpg combined. Credit goes to the Edge’s relatively smaller 2.3-liter turbo engine in contrast to the other three’s standard V6 block.

2021 Honda Passport Interior


Just like its exterior design, the third-gen Honda Passport also shares its interior layout with the Pilot. You get a familiarly elegant dashboard with neatly laid-out controls and some gloss-black trim going over it. The center-stack too looks clean with physical buttons for the transmission duties. The nicely laid-out cabin also boasts of premium-quality materials and solid build quality throughout the cabin. 

2021 Honda Passport Front Seats

While you do get doable cloth upholstery with the lower models, the Leather upholstery on the higher trims feels very smooth and comfortable. Speaking of the seats, they are indeed one of the most comfortable in the segment with thick-padding and very good bolstering. You can get a 2020 Honda Passport with power front-seats along with heating and ventilation functionalities. Even the rear seats offer heating services and have a comfortable recline angle as well. Furthermore, they can be reclined and slides as well for added comfort.


2021 Honda Passport (est)

2020 Ford Edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Nissan Murano

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Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)





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Sharing the Pilot’s body, the Passport has certainly gained upon the former’s spaciousness. Boty the front and second row of seats offer ample amount of room for occupants to take ease themselves over longer journeys. While the Passport offers a significantly better passenger room than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano, the Ford Edge gets a marginally better room around both its rows.

What about the infotainment system?

For the 2021 model, there is no change expected in the Passport’s infotainment as well. Even with an updated model year, it should continue with its familiar pair of infotainment screens. A 5.0-inch LCD touchscreen in the base Sport’ model and an 8.0-inch unit in the higher ones. We would certainly love though, seeing Honda making the 8.0-inch screen available in the base model as well. The higher models also get a configurable digital LCD screen in the instrument cluster.

2021 Honda Passport Infotainment System

While the 5.0-inch setup is mere bare-bones, the 8.0-inch higher unit serves most of your connectivity and infotainment needs. It gets standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Bluetooth connectivity, and a wireless charging pad as well. Satellite radio, WiFi hotspot, built-in navigation are also some notable additions on tap. The Elite and Touring trims also enjoy a 10-speaker clear and crisp audio system in contrast to the 7-speaker unit on the lower models. The infotainment system is crisp and bright and its larger icons make fiddling through it an easy task. However, its responses are not the most energetic and it also tends to freeze at times, Any update addressing the issue would certainly be overwhelming. With final details yet to be revealed about the 2021 model, some of the infotainment highlights of the 2020 Passport are listed below, for reference.

Highlighted infotainment features:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • SiriusXM HD Radio
  • SMS Text Message Function
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot capability
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • In-built navigation
  • USB and bluetooth connectivity

How much cargo will the 2021 Honda Passport carry?

One particular area where the third-gen Honda Passport truly shines is its generous cargo area. Sharing the Pilot’s body allows the Passport to open a massive 41.2 cu-fts of space behind the second row. No surprise, these numbers turn out to be the best in the segment. Even the Passport's maximum cargo area with the rear seats down is the largest in its segment standing at 77.9 cu-fts. 

The third-genPassport offers a cargo space of 50.5 cubic feet which is more than enough to carry good long holiday luggage. Moving over to its accessibility, a power liftgate in the top two trims having hands-free access, the cargo can be slid in very easily as there is a flat surface all over, is at a decent height, and opens big and wide.

The rear seats fold down slightly angled just with the press of a button exposing more space. Additionally, there is enough space to store a little more underneath the floor and a spare tire as well. This section as well remains the same for the 2021 model.

2021 Honda Passport Cargo Space


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2020 Ford Edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Standard Cargo Capacity (cu-fts)





Maximum Cargo capacity (cu-fts)





Furthermore, the Passport accentuates its practicality with easy accessibility and intuitive features. The rear-seat drops down at the press of a button and the hands-free power liftgate allows hassle-free access to the cargo area. Moreover, a large and wide trunk opening alongside a comfortable loading height makes sliding your goods inside very convenient and easy. Interestingly, it also offers a decent-sized storage compartment under the cargo bed while housing a spare tire as well. Now that's practicality at its best for sure. 

What about the storage spaces inside?

There's no dearth of utility spaces inside the cabin of the Pass[port as well. It gets a decent-sized glovebox, two firm cup-holders in the front console and on the rear armrest. The door pockets are large and deep while the under-armrest storage can also house a small tablet. All these thoughtful touches make your everyday living with the Passport a lot easier. 

Interior Features:

  • Power-operated Moonroof
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Powered, heated and ventilated front seats 
  • Slide and recline heated rear-seats
  • Split-folding rear seatback

2021 Honda Passport Exterior


Similar to the present 2020 model, the 2021 Honda Passport shall continue to derive its appearance from the larger Pilot. At the front though, the third-gen Passport is almost identical to its elder brother. However, its side profile and raised stance draws a demarcation between the two siblings. The Passport is an inch taller and six inches shorter than the Pilot. 

2021 Honda Passport Side View

Along with the larger 20’ inch wheels, the Passport does look more potent and purposeful, but its side profile (especially the rear three-quarter) seems a bit botched-up. To separate its identity from the Pilot, Honda has also garnished the Passport with some aggressive visual clues. The distinctive touches comprise a blacked-out and aggressive front face, darker and larger wheels as well as black rear bumper. 


2021 Honda Passport (est)

2020 Ford Edge

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Nissan Murano

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Overall, the third-gen Honda Passport is not as flamboyant and trendy as its rivals like the Nissan Murano or even Ford Edge. With a strong conservative discipline, it looks very resolute with its ambitions. Take a look at it and you instantly know about its core attributes; practicality, ruggedness and aggression. No drama and the Passport speaks business. However, on the hunt of a bold and fearless character, Honda seems to have overdone the Passport, although marginally. Some of the exterior highlights of the 2020 Honda Passport are listed below for reference.

Exterior features:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Roof rails
  • LED headlights with auto on/off
  • Fog lights
  • Dual exhaust tips 
  • Hands-Free Entry
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Gloss black chrome grille
  • Blacked-out front face and body-cladding.

2021 Honda Passport Safety


In its all-new avatar, the third-gen Honda Passport also ensures a new and reinforced safety suite. A rigid unibody frame along with a wide array of standard safety features, the Passport is one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Every Passport comes standard with Honda Sensing Suite that packs lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic headlights and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert. 

Moving further, you also have a whole bunch of optional goodies to pick from. With its severe safety ,measures, the 2020 Honda Passport earned a “Top Safety Pick” recognition from IIHS and a 5-star rating from NHTSA. Thanks to Honda’s lineage, we are very sure that the 2021 Honda passport would follow similarly stringent safety measures as well. The below mentioned highlights of the 2020 Honda Passport’s safety vault would surely jump onto its 2021 box as well. 

Highlighted safety features

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blindspot information with Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Forward collision warning
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Stability and traction control
  • Pre and post-collision safety system

2021 Honda Passport Competition

2021 Honda Passport vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee is a strong competition to the Passport with a bigger engine, diverse flavors, better braking, and is effectively compact than the Honda. It looks clean, gentle and more stylish than the passport and has a more premium cabin as well. However, it lacks the acceleration, spaciousness, and fuel economy. Most importantly, it just cannot keep up with the Passports ride comfort and generous utility quotient.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Honda Passport vs 2020 Ford Edge

Ford’s Edge is one of the hottest selling vehicles in the midsize premium SUV segment. It looks stylish and appealing, has diverse powertrain options and also offers better cabin space and fuel economy than the Passport. Important of all, the Edge is the most energetic and fun-to-drive among the lot here. On the other hand, the Honda Passport topples the Edge with larger cargo area, swift acceleration, rugged character and good efficiency. 

2020 Ford Edge

2021 Honda Passport vs 2020 Nissan Murano

Since long, the Nissan Murano has long served as the ideal midsize premium SUV. Though it shares its engine and economy with the Passport, it is the most stylish and most comfortable car among the lot here. While the Murano might not be as utilitarian, performing and rugged as the Passport, it is surely blessed with better brakes and more premium interiors than the Honda.

2020 Nissan Murano

2021 Honda Passport Final Verdict

Since there are no changes to the upcoming model, the 2021 Honda Passport will just be the same as the current model. However, if the competitors get minute changes, it is possible that the Passport might feel a little outdated. However, power, performance, huge room, and standard features might attract a huge crowd, it is unlikely to predict the outcome but it is expected to do quite well as it does now. With a tongue that is clean and efficient in the language of purpose and business, the Passport surely has a distinct following of its own.