I drive to work in the dark, early morning. This morning I was behind a newer Pilot for a while. The thing I like is that it's easy to see the Pilot in the dark because there's a good amount of width to the tail lights when the lights are on. Safety wise (visibility wise), that's a good thing. The Passport only has tail lights on the edges of the vehicle, they don't come "in" any (if you know what I mean). So, in my opinion, they're not as safe / visible as the Pilot since they won't be as easy to see in the dark. Does that make sense?