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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2021 Honda
Passport

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,180
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2021 Lexus
NX 300

MSRP*: $37,610 to $45,460
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Invoice* $30,572 to $40,491 $35,165 to $42,506
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 100.7 ft3 54.6 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 235 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.5 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 40.0 - 40.1 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Passport than in the Lexus NX 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Passport and the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Passport as you will with the Lexus NX 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Passport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Honda Passport is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Passport is much wider than the Lexus NX 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Passport, which is slightly longer than the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Honda Passport has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Passport is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Passport has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Passport and the Lexus NX 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Passport and the Lexus NX 300. With the Honda Passport, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Passport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300.