2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Gray 2019 Honda Passport at the Lake with Kayak on the Roof vs Red 2019 Honda CR-V on a Highway

The addition of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport makes the Honda stable of vehicles even more attractive to families on the go with a rugged, trail-ready and family-friendly platform. With the addition of the Honda Passport, car shoppers may have a difficult decision to make and this 2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison will detail key differences between the all-new Honda Passport and the Honda CR-V compact crossover at Howdy Honda.

A versatile design that is built on the Honda Global Light Truck platform, the 2019 Honda Passport is at home on the road or on the trail and will be available in four trim levels when it arrives at Howdy Honda – Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite. With 20-inch alloy wheels, a black grille and bumper, LED headlights and a lifted style, the Honda Passport promises plenty of adventure. A mainstay in the compact crossover segment, the 2019 Honda CR-V is available in four trims – LX, EX, EX-L and Touring – that feature a versatile, family-friendly design.

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2019 Honda Passport VS 2019 Honda CR-V
280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V-6 Base Engine 184-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder (Honda CR-V LX)
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
5 Passengers Passenger Capacity 5 Passengers
41.2 - 77.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 39.2 - 75.8 Cubic Feet

Differences Between the Honda Passport and Honda CR-V

When it comes to your next family adventure, you cannot go wrong with either option in this 2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison. With room for five passengers, the rugged and trail-ready Honda Passport is perfect for family camping trips or neighborhood carpools. Honda Passport entries provide families with 115.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that includes an underfloor cargo compartment with 2.5 cubic feet of space. When the rear seats are laid flat, the Honda Passport provides families with 77.9 cubic feet of available space.

Like its Honda Passport sibling, the 2019 Honda CR-V will make room for five passengers in a spacious cabin that provides 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space in Honda CR-V LX trim levels. Tailor-made for the family on the go, the Honda CR-V adds 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that will increase to 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat – perfect for day-to-day errands or larger chores.

To match its larger platform, the Honda Passport employs a larger powertrain – a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine that is married to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Honda Passport Sport, EX-L and Touring grades are available with i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with Intelligent Traction Management – a standard feature in Honda Passport Elite trim levels. When equipped for towing, the all-wheel drive Honda Passport will tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Honda CR-V entries counter with dual four-cylinder powertrains that start with an entry-level 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission and is exclusive to the Honda CR-V LX trim. The remainder of the Honda CR-V lineup (EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels) will feature a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission. Honda Real Time AWD with an Intelligent Control System™ is available for all trim levels. When properly equipped, the Honda CR-V will tow 1,500 pounds of cargo.

Honda Sensing® driver-assist systems come standard in all Honda Passport models to upgrade safety and are a standard fixture in Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. To keep families entertained, Honda Passport EX-L, Touring and Elite trims will come standard with an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system that provides access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as on-board Wi-Fi in Touring and Elite models. When you choose Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring grades, you will gain access to a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity.


Gray 2019 Honda Passport Rear Exterior on a Dirt Trail
2019 Honda Passport Display Audio Touchscreen Display with Apple CarPlay
Red 2019 Honda CR-V Rear Exterior at the Beach
2019 Honda CR-V Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Display Audio Touchscreen