2021 Honda Passport  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#11 of 2021 SUVs

#18 of all 2021 vehicles


The Passport, introduced by Honda in 2018, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Passport has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Passport packs some oomph. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Honda Passport is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Honda Passport has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Honda Passport has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0298% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.407%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0298% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.407% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Honda Passport is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Honda Passport is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Honda's Honda Sensing greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Honda Passport is Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). There are optional safety features on the 2021 Honda Passport which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Honda Passport. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9378Nissan MuranoChevrolet BlazerGMC AcadiaFord EdgeVolkswagen AtlasHyundai PalisadeJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportFord ExplorerSubaru AscentHonda PilotKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Honda Passport with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 78 to 93. The 2021 Honda Passport is safer than the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, and the 2021 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, the 2021 Ford Explorer, and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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