But you also get new standard features.
The revived Honda Passport was introduced in 2019 as a two-row mid-sized SUV that slots between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot. Since the Passport has only been on sale for a couple of years, we weren't expecting any major changes for the 2021 version.
The biggest change is that Honda's Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is now equipped on all models as standard, including the entry-level Sport trim. Previously, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were only offered on the Touring trim and above. As a result, this has increased the starting price of the base model.
On sale now at Honda dealers nationwide, the 2021 Honda Passport Sport 2WD starts at $32,590, an increase of $600 over the 2020 model. The all-wheel drive version increases the price to $34,590. Moving up the range, the Passport EX-L 2WD, which adds a power moonroof, an eight-inch touchscreen, starts at $36,610, while the AWD version will set you back at least $38,610. The Touring trim, on the other hand, comes equipped with three extra speakers, satellite navigation, heated front and rear seats, ambient lighting, and LED headlights.
The 2WD Touring has a $39,480 price tag, while the AWD version will set you back $41,480. Topping the range is the Elite trim, which comes with Honda's Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel-Drive System as standard.
The Elite trim also comes with a host of luxury upgrades such as perforated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side mirrors. Pricing for the 2021 Passport Elite starts at $43,980, which is only $200 more expensive than the 2020 model.
Like the 2020 model, the 2021 Honda Passport is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety tech includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, and forward collision warning as part of the Honda Sensing suite.