If you’re looking for a compact crossover SUV that’s versatile enough to do your daily routine, but rugged enough to go off the beaten track, the Honda Passport is a great choice. The Passport was introduced into Honda’s lineup in 1994 and still remains popular today. But what is the towing capacity of a 2021 Honda Passport?
The 2021 Honda Passport has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Honda Passport tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
How Much Can The 2021 Honda Passport Tow?
The 2021 Honda Passport has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Honda Passport tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Honda dealership for details to confirm how much your Passport can tow.
You can check out our guide to Honda Passport towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2021 Passport Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are four trim levels for the 2021 Passport. Some engines and features are not available on certain configurations, so they can each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each package on the 2021 Honda Passport:
|2021 Honda Passport Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2021 Honda Passport Sport||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Passport EX-L||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Passport Touring||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Passport Elite||5,000 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2021 Honda Passport Engine Towing Specs
There is one engine option for the 2021 Passport, which is a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Honda Passport 3.5L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2021 Honda Passport Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2021 Honda Passport comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
2021 Honda Passport Part-Time FWD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2021 Honda Passport Part-Time AWD Tow Capacity: 5,000 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 Honda Passport engine. Your Honda Passport may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2021 Honda Passport Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 Honda Passport is 1,332 pounds.
This means that the 2021 Passport can carry up to 1,332 pounds worth of passenger and cargo weight in the vehicle, which makes it great for road trips and hauling heavier items.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2021 Passport will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2021 Honda Passport Tow Package
Honda offers an optional towing package for the Passport.
This package includes a receiver hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount.
We definitely recommend getting this package if you plan on towing anything with your 2021 Passport.
2021 Honda Passport Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2021 Honda Passport has a maximum tow rating of 5000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some light duty towing.
The 2021 Passport’s tow capability is lower than its main competitors which are the 2021 Honda Passport and the 2021 Kia Sportage.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 Honda Passport and their towing capacities below:
2021 Toyota 4Runner: 5,000 pounds
2021 Ford Edge: 3,500 pounds
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: 3,500 pounds
2021 Honda Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2021 Honda SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2021 Honda Ridgeline||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Pilot||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Passport||5,000 pounds|
|2021 Honda Odyssey||3,500 pounds|
|2021 Honda CR-V||1,500 pounds|
|2021 Honda HR-V||1,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 Honda Passport Owner’s Manual on Honda’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2021 Honda Passport.