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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Kia Sportage

Crossover SUVs have all but replaced several outdated platforms that all served different, but specific, purposes. Modern crossover SUVs, like the current Honda Passport, are built to be easy to handle, provide peace of mind on less-than-ideal road surfaces and carry everything that is needed for the day’s activities. A comparison of the 2021 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Kia Sportage will show future buyers just how much difference there can be among the several models available in this popular segment. Honda produces the 2021 Passport in four trim grades, Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite. All of them are able to offer more power, more cargo volume and more towing capacity than any corresponding version of the 2022 Kia Sportage. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda Passport by calling, 601-693-4651.

The 2021 Honda Passport and 2022 Kia Sportage both have two rows of seating available that will be able to hold up to five passengers each. Also, each crossover SUV offers people very similar legroom in all five seats. However, people who are putting a heavier premium on cargo volume will want to visit the Meridian Honda showroom right away. All four 2021 Passport trim grades will have 41.2 cubic-feet to offer behind the second row of seats. Kia makes 30.7 cubic-feet available behind the rear seats in the 2021 Sportage. When the rear seats are stowed away in the 2021 Passport, there are a few differences. The Sport model offers 77.9 cu.-ft., EX-L and Touring trims have a maximum of 77.7 cubic-feet and the Elite makes 77.5 cu.-ft. Available. All Sportage models top out at 60.1 cubic-feet.

 

2021 Passport Sport, 2WD Vs. 2022 Kia Sportage
3.5-L, V-6 Base Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 181/175
3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
77.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 60.1 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs and Towing Capacity

The 2021 Honda Passport has a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 under the hood that will also be attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the 2021 Passport with two-wheel drive will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds, adding all-wheel drive to the vehicle will boost the towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. Most versions of the 2022 Sportage will use a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower. A turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder power plant is also available that can make up to 240 horsepower. Under the right circumstances, the 2022 Kia Sportage will have a 2,000-pound towing capacity.

A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Honda Passport.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2021 Honda Passport.

A photo of the cargo space in the 2021 Honda Passport.
A photo of the under-floor storage compartment in the 2021 Honda Passport.