Interesting. What can you say about the Passport coming from a Pilot? are you towing anything?
Basically it is a Pilot/Ridgeline. It is built on the same frame, same motor, same transmission, differential etc. The suspension is lifted about 1 inch higher than the Pilot and the suspension is beefed up with the Ridgeline suspension. I like the ride, but then I knew that I wasn't buying a vehicle with Cadillac suspension. I was buying a vehicle designed to be on the road and off the road. With the Touring model I bought it is very quiet compared to the 2013 Pilot I traded in.
The body is 10" shorter than the Pilot and there is 1" more side to side room, not that anyone can tell. The cargo area is pretty much comparable to the Pilot with the third seat down and pretty much comparable with the second seats down. The interiors are comparable in terms of seats, console, dash etc. The second seat has a touch more leg room than the Pilot. I find it comfortable although some people complain about the contour of the Pilot and Passport driver seat.
As for towing, nope don't tow with it nor did I with the Pilot. I have a 3/4 ton PU that is my tower when needed. A 4 horse trailer loaded with hay, feed, tack, and 4 horses is going to out weigh anything any Honda or for that matter any SUV could or should tow. The passport will tow the same amount as the Pilot or Ridgeline. If you do any camping, of roading then the Passport is better than the Pilot in terms of the front entry and rear exit angle.
The Passport is designed for those that do not need the 3rd row seating and or want a more sporty vehicle for off roading. Keep in mind this is not a Rubicon or Fj cruiser. It's not designed to go rock climbing, but I have taken it off road once and it did quite nicely.