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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2021 Honda Passport

2021 Honda
Passport

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,180
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $30,855 to $50,025
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Invoice* $30,572 to $40,491 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 100.7 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.5 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 78.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 40.0 - 40.1 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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
The Honda Passport offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Passport and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Passport as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Passport and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Passport is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Honda Passport is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Honda Passport has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda Passport will do just as well as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Passport and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Passport and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. With the Honda Passport, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Passport is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.