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2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Honda Passport

2019 Honda CR-V

$ 24,450

starting msrp

26 / 32

est. mpg

2019 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda Passport

2020 Honda Passport

$ 31,990

starting msrp

20 / 25

est. mpg

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Honda Passport

Serving Capitol Heights, MD, Washington D.C., Arlington, VA

The Honda CR-V and Honda Passport are both popular, reliable SUV models manufactured by Honda. They’re both ranked highly in their class by US News with the 2019 Honda CR-V ranked number one for compact SUVs and the 2019 Honda Passport being ranked number five for midsize SUVs. In fact, the Honda CR-V was voted the Best Compact SUV for 2019. Both models are amongst the best of their class.


The 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Honda Passport are two of the safest SUV models on the market. Both models offer a practically full array of safety technology. The main difference is the Honda Passport offers more standard features. The CR-V has the same features as options or available on the higher trim levels. These features include lane assistance, collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. The sagest amongst these two models is the higher trim level Honda CR-V models with the optional safety technology. The crash test ratings for the Honda CR-V were nearly perfect and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety picked it as a 2019 Top Safety Pick, making it one of the safest models on the market.

Fuel Economy

The 2019 Honda Passport is considerably more powerful than the 2019 Honda CR-V. The Passport features a 3.5 liter V6 engine that is capable of producing a maximum output of 280 horsepower. The CR-V features two engine options. The standard engine is a 2.4 liter four-cylinder capable of producing up to 184 horsepower, and the optional engine is a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine capable of producing 190 horsepower. The added strength of the Honda Passport is appealing at a glance, but buyers are sacrificing a considerable amount in fuel economy. The Passport averages roughly 20 city miles per gallon and 25 highway miles per gallon. Both engine options for the CR-V have better fuel economy numbers than that with the standard engine averaging 26 city miles per gallon and 32 highway miles per gallon, and the turbocharged engine averaging 28 city miles per gallon and 34 highway miles per gallon. The CR-V’s fuel efficiency is some of the best amongst all nonhybrid models in the United States.


The 2019 Honda CR-V is more affordable and offers better value for its price than the 2019 Honda Passport. The CR-V starts out at $24,350 MSRP and the Passport starts out at $31,990 MSRP.

The CR-V and Passport models are both idea candidates within their class depending on what the buyer is looking for. To inquire about these vehicles or take them for a test drive, come see us at Pohanka Honda.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.