The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is as luxurious as the 2021 Honda Passport is utilitarian. Both have their place, but which is better?
- The Jaguar F-Pace has been extensively facelifted for the 2021 model year.
- The 2021 Honda Passport maintains its off-roading ability but requires optional AWD.
2021 Jaguar F-Pace
Base Price: $45,000 / Read our 2021 Jaguar F-Pace Review
What we like: Its 2021 facelift, standard all-wheel drive, hybrid-boost to its inline-6, 395-horsepower sporty R Dynamic S 400 model
What we would change: Bring back diesel power, re-introduce a high-performance SVR model, improve resale value
Overview: It looks good whether on or off-road. Credit goes to the F-Pace’s standard AWD and 8.4-inches of ground clearance. These add up to a go-anywhere ability that makes this Jag attack some off-road routes like its Land-Rover cousin. The new 11.4-inch touchscreen display is quite the looker inside the F-Pace’s cabin.
What’s new for 2021: Featuring a major restyling for 2021, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace now offers a mild-hybrid inline 6-cylinder engine, an improved interior with active noise cancellation, and an intuitive operating system that permits the completion of many tasks with one or two taps of a finger.
Features and Technology: Prime technology comes by way of a 48-volt belt-driven electric motor that gives a boost to the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine. Two other engine options provide motivation for most needs and wallets. Standard all-wheel-drive will take you off-road and eventually back on again. Properly equipped, it can tow nearly 5,300 pounds. Notable F-Pace options include a wearable activity key (that can be used to lock, unlock, and start this Jaguar SUV), a Cabin Air Ionization filter (that purifies the interior air), a head-up display (HUD), and a blacked-out exterior package.
What does the future hold: Since the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace is essentially new for this model year, expect mild upgrades in subsequent years. See the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace models for sale near you
2021 Honda Passport
Base Price: $33,710 / Read our 2021 Honda Passport Review
What we like: Muscular 3.5-liter V6 engine, available AWD, Honda reliability and resale value
What we would change: Average fuel economy, good not great off-road capability, push-button gear selector, choppy ride
Overview: When properly-equipped, the 2021 Honda Passport is a great 2-row SUV, that can be the weekly warrior between home and work, and at the same time haul the family on a weekend getaway. When properly equipped with AWD and the towing kit, it can tow up to a 5,000-pound load. Oh, and there’s that great Honda resale value.
What’s new for 2021: For 2021, there’s a new infotainment setup. The Honda Display Audio system at the entry-level now comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.
Features and Technology: Available all-wheel-drive is here ($2,000) but not at every trim level. The higher the trim level you go, the higher the feature content—and the price. Available features include a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, 10-speaker 550-watt premium audio system, acoustic glass, Tri-zone climate control, 20-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and more. Standard Honda Sensing safety suite is standard on all trims and includes an emergency braking system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and more.
What does the future hold: Although just refreshed last year, an update is due within the next two model years. If the past is any indication, it will sport even tougher looks. See 2021 Honda Passport models for sale near you
F-Pace vs. Passport: Strengths Comparison
Jaguar F-Pace benefits: Stylish good looks, mild-hybrid powertrain, standard AWD, 5,300-pound towing capability
Honda Passport benefits: Bulletproof Honda reliability and resale, decent off-road capability, lower pricing
2021 F-Pace vs. 2021 Passport: Which is better?
The Jaguar F-Pace is one of the more stylish SUVs on the road today. With full-time AWD, and an available 3.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged V6, it has both on- and off-the-road capabilities. The Honda can tow nearly the same amount, carry five people, and will still be in demand after it’s paid off. As much as we like the Jaguar F-Pace, if we were voting solely by our wallet, we think the Honda Passport is better. Find a 2021 Jaguar F-Pace for sale or Find a 2021 Honda Passport for sale
|2021 Jaguar F-Pace||2021 Honda Passport|
|Engine||2.0-liter turbo I4||3.5-liter V6|
|Horsepower||246 hp @ 5,500 rpm||280 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||269 lb-ft @1,300 rpm||262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm|
|Transmission||8-spd automatic||9-spd automatic|
|Fuel Economy||24 mpg (22 city/27 hwy)||22 mpg (20 city/25 hwy)|
|Also Available||3.0-liter turbo/supercharged I6||AWD|
|Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|NHTSA Safety Rating||n/a||5 stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||113.1 inches||111.0 inches|
|Overall Length||186.9 inches||190.5 inches|
|Width||76.2 inches||78.6 inches|
|Height||65.5 inches||71.6 inches|
|Turning Diameter||39 feet||39.5 feet|
|Headroom, Front||37.8 inches||40.1 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||37.5 inches||40.1 inches|
|Legroom, Front||40.3 inches||40.9 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||37.2 inches||39.6 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||57.7 inches||62.0 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||55.8 inches||61.9 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||n/a||115.9 cu. ft.|
|Cargo Volume||31.5/63.5 cu. ft.||41.2/77.9 cu. ft.|