2021 Honda Passport Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Honda Passport Model Review at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor

Honda Passport

Key Features

  • Starting at $33,710 MSRP*
  • Standard 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter, direct-injected V6 engine with i-VTEC® valvetrain mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Sized between the CR-V compact and Pilot family SUVs with expanded off-road capabilities
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive enhances on- and off-road performance
  • Intelligent Traction Management system with available Snow, Sand and Mud modes help optimize performance for varying surface conditions
  • Standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology
  • Best-in-class underfloor cargo storage
  • Standard 20-inch alloy wheels and tires on all trims

Honda Passport Video

About the Honda Passport

The most rugged member of the growing lineup of Honda SUVs and crossovers, the Honda Passport gives drivers a distinctive blend of on-road driving refinement and impressive off-road capabilities to help you get out and chase adventure. Best-in-class interior room creates the perfect environment for you and your passengers. Located between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot, the Honda Passport offers a reinforced unibody frame, muscular direct-injection i-VTEC® V6 engine, and a fully independent suspension. Even the most rugged terrain is no match for the Passport thanks to available Honda i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and its four-mode Intelligent Traction Management system. The Honda Passport is available in four individual trim levels: the well-appointed Sport, upgraded EX-L, high-tech Touring, and the fully equipped Elite.

What the Critics Say

Spacious, capable, and nicely equipped for the money, the Honda Passport hits its marks as a mid-size SUV. Sharing many of its mechanicals with the three-row Pilot and Ridgeline pickup, the Passport uses a familiar name from Honda’s 1990s lineup but is fully modern, with plenty of standard safety equipment and optional tech features.” — Car and Driver
The V6 delivers smooth and punchy acceleration. In Edmunds’ instrumented testing, the Passport covered 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is among the quickest in the class. At full throttle, the nine-speed transmission shifts quickly and efficiently. Steering wheel shift paddles are also on hand to give you manual control.” — Edmunds

What’s New for 2021

The Honda Passport returns for 2021 almost entirely unchanged from the previous year. Entry-level Passport Sport models now come equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard instead of last year’s 5-inch screen. Aside from that sole change, the Passport offers the same rugged performance capabilities, eye-catching appearance, and groundbreaking technology features that have helped it earn is position as a segment leader among midsize SUVs.

Honda Passport Features

2021 Honda Passport Exterior Styling

Rugged Styling

Sporting the most rugged design of a Honda light truck to date, the Passport captures the attention of bystanders with eye-catching styling elements including higher ride height, standard 20-inch black wheels, a matte black grille, and blackout headlight designs. Once you return to city streets, the Passport features a sophisticated look with features like gloss black trim, chrome exhaust finishers, LED headlight accents, and a “floating” C-pillar.

Going beyond its sharp appearance, the Passport delivers improved functionality with 0.5 inches of additional ground clearance on front-wheel drive models and 1.1 inches on all-wheel drive Passport models as compared to the three-row Honda Pilot. Shortened overall length, shorter rear overhangs, and improved breakover and departure angles highlight the enhanced off-road capabilities of the Honda Passport.

Versatile Interior

Offering a sophisticated yet modern look, the cabin of the Honda Passport features spacious seating for up to 5 passengers in addition to class-leading passenger volume of 115.9 cubic feet and a best-in-class total interior volume of 157.1 cubic feet. Attractive and durable cloth upholstery comes standard on Sport trims while EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims receive perforated leather seating surfaces along with a blackout headliner.

Perfectly suited to those living active lifestyles, the Passport features a maximum cargo capacity of 77.9 with the second-row seats folded flat. Simple-to-clean hard plastic surfaces on the seatbacks let you carry a week’s worth of camping supplies or mountain bikes with confidence. There’s also an available underfloor storage compartment which includes 2.5 cubic feet of additional cargo room with available removable and washable bins.

2021 Honda Passport Interior
2021 Honda Passport Display Audio System

Groundbreaking Technology & Safety

Regardless of where your adventures take you, you can stay in-touch with an available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration inside the Honda Passport. Hear your favorite tunes with exceptional clarity and depth with the available 590-watt 10-speaker premium audio system found on Passport Touring and Elite trim levels. An optional 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi TCU which has the ability to support up to seven devices along with a free 90-day/3GB trial period AT&T data plan. Use this advanced system to access HondaLink® cloud-based services including maintenance tracking, appointment scheduling, and vehicle location services.

The Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies adds confidence behind the wheel and is included as standard equipment on every Passport. The Passport targets an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score safety rating and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating for the 2021 model year.

Trims & Specs

2021 Honda Passport Sport


  • Starting at $33,710 MSRP*
  • 280-horsepower Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 Engine
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel-Drive System
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Cargo Area Underfloor Storage Compartments
  • Remote Engine Start

2021 Honda Passport EX-L


  • Starting at $37,730 MSRP*
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • 8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Touch-Screen

2021 Honda Passport Touring


  • Starting at $40,600 MSRP*
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, Including Subwoofer
  • Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off

2021 Honda Passport Elite


  • Starting at $45,100 MSRP*
  • Standard Variable Torque All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Perforated, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Automatic-Dimming, Power Folding, Heated Side Mirrors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

**20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.