In recent years, the crossover and SUV segment has exploded in popularity for a variety of reasons. Drivers all over the country choose these vehicles for their rugged styling, go-anywhere performance capabilities, confident driving manners, and generous space for both cargo and passengers. Take a look at the lineup of Honda vehicles and you’ll discover four distinct SUV choices. From the city-sized HR-V and versatile CR-V to the bold Passport and family-friendly Pilot — there’s a Honda SUV that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle and driving habits.
In order to help you make an informed decision that makes sense for both your needs and budget, our team at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor has created this helpful guide which compares all four Honda SUVs side-by-side.
2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Honda Passport
2021 Honda Pilot
|Engine||1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder||1.5-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder||3.5-Liter V6||3.5-Liter V6|
|Horsepower / Torque||141 / 127 lb ft||190 / 179 lb ft||280 / 262 lb ft||280 / 262 lb ft|
|Drivetrain||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD|
|EPA-Estimated MPG** (city/hwy/combined)||Up to 28 / 34 / 30 **||Up to 28 / 34 / 30 **||Up to 20 / 25 / 22 **||Up to 20 / 27 / 23 **|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||Not Recommended||1,500 pounds (when properly equipped)||5,000 pounds (when properly equipped)||5,000 pounds (when properly equipped)|
|Seating Capacity||5||5||5||7 or 8|
|Cargo Capacity||Up to 58.8 cubic feet||Up to 75.8 cubic feet||Up to 100 cubic feet||Up to 109 cubic feet|
Starting at $22,395 MSRP* | Up to 28 city / 34 highway / 30 combined MPG** | Seating – 5 Passengers
Despite its compact sizing, the Honda HR-V is big on both style and attitude. Perfect for those living active urban lifestyles, the HR-V is powered by a potent yet economical 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Optional all-wheel drive lets you conquer the elements when Mother Nature won’t cooperate with your plans. A standard 60/40 split second row Magic Seat® gives you the ability to adapt the interior of the HR-V to match your cargo-carrying needs. Available Honda Sensing® provides drivers with a suite of cutting-edge driver-assistive safety innovations which act as an extra set of eyes to keep you safe. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® lets you keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and total control over a collection of tech amenities. You’ll always reach your destination on time thanks to the optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ found inside the Honda HR-V.
Starting at $26,525 MSRP* | Up to 28 city / 34 highway / 30 combined MPG** | Seating – 5 Passengers
Whether it’s a night on the town or a spontaneous weekend road trip, the Honda CR-V lets you transform any journey into a memorable adventure. Chiseled styling, eye-catching headlights, and unique alloy wheel designs help you stand out among a sea of ordinary with your CR-V. Its versatile interior features premium soft-touch materials along with groundbreaking technologies such as a Display Audio Touchscreen for a truly upscale feel. Powered by a standard 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged engine — the CR-V gives you an ideal balance of power and efficiency to take you further. Optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ allows you to venture where other SUVs fear to travel. Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration allows you to bring the power of your compatible smartphone along for every trip. An easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback makes it simple to carry larger or oddly-shaped gear.
Starting at $33,965 MSRP* | Up to 20 city / 25 highway / 22 combined MPG** | Seating – 5 Passengers
Sized between the CR-V compact and Pilot family SUVs with expanded off-road capabilities, the rugged Honda Passport features streamlined styling and functional design details. There’s room for friends and just about anything, with several seating configurations, plenty of cargo space, and innovative underfloor storage compartments. Thanks to a standard 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and optional Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive — no obstacle will stand between your Passport and your weekend adventures. Whether on city streets or in the great outdoors, the rugged styling of the Honda Passport is never out of its element. Its available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate lets you quickly grab your cargo with just the swipe of your foot beneath the rear bumper.
Starting at $33,725 MSRP* | Up to 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined MPG** | Seating – 7 or 8 Passengers
An excellent option for growing families, the capable Honda Pilot includes generous seating for up to 8 passengers. Powered by a potent 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, the Pilot has all the muscle you need to carry the entire team across town for soccer practice. Luxurious features available inside the Pilot include leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a one-touch power moonroof, second-row captain’s chairs, and even a mobile hotspot with a data plan from AT&T. Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ lets you get directions, send or receive text messages, and use your favorite apps through the Display Audio touchscreen inside the Pilot. Honda Sensing® offers driver-assistive safety features including a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and more for added confidence behind the wheel.
Honda once again topped the competition in the annual Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards1, receiving wins in more categories than any other brand.
*MSRP includes $1,175.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**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.
1Best Value Brand awarded to Honda 2015–2020. 2020 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc..