What Are the Differences? Honda CR-V vs Honda Passport

October 1st, 2020 by

Honda doesn’t disappoint with regard to the space and performance of a Honda Passport and CR-V. The design, performances, tech, and power all come together in stellar ways to offer two top SUV contenders. Hendrick Honda of Charleston has an impressive inventory selection so that you may take either SUV for a test drive. Let’s dive into the differences!

Power and Capability: CR-V vs Passport

The 2020 Honda Passport is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that has 280 HP and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the 2020 CR-V has a 1.5L Turbocharged I4 engine that has 190 HP and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. If you’re wanting the more fuel-efficient choice, the CR-V is your winner with 28 MPG in a city and 34 on the highway. The Passport is differently efficient with 19 MPG in a city and 24 on the highway.

2020 Honda Passport | Hendrick Honda of Charleston

Interior Comfort & Style

The interior comfort of the Passport and CR-V will not go unnoticed on your long morning commutes and road trip drives. Innovative styles and thoughtful designs go into each trim on both models. You won’t be disappointed with either SUV. Some key interior features of the Passport and CR-V SUV include:

  • Hands-free access power tailgate
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • HomeLinkⓇ remote system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Heated and ventilated front seating

Exterior Design & Style

The exterior of both models is stylish but very distinct and different per model. However, the Honda Pilot and CR-V do share a few similarities with regard to the features and benefits of each SUV. Some of those shared features include:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • LED headlights with auto on/off feature
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Heated body-color power side mirrors with integrated turn signals

2020 Honda CR-V | Hendrick Honda of Charleston

Safety Features Available

When you opt to buy a new Honda, you have access to an innovative safety suite called Honda SensingⓇ. Both the Passport and CR-V feature some incredible safety features to keep you as safe as possible in your vehicle. Some key features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

What’s the verdict – Passport or CR-V?

Many safety, performance, comfort & technology features are standard across both SUVs, especially across the various trims. The CR-V is classified as a compact SUV while the Passport is classified as mid-sized, so if you’re needing a bit more space – the Passport might be a better option.

With regard to performance, the Passport packs a bit more of a punch with a more powerful engine and higher horsepower. The winner on performance is completely dependent on your preference and lifestyle.

The more affordable option is the compact 2020 CR-V, which has a starting MSRP of $26,170. The base mid-size Passport has a starting MSRP of $33,110.

In conclusion, both vehicles have their key selling points, and they both have incredible features available. Visit Hendrick Honda of Charleston to test drive either the Passport of CR-V! If you’d prefer to test drive a hybrid model, the CR-V is available as a Hybrid. Shop our online SUV inventory, and schedule your appointment to visit the dealership today.

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