Maybe 10% due to less metal and less seats and less AC vents etc.Congrats! Sounds like a nice vehicle. I'm contemplating the same one.
I'd be very (and pleasantly) surprised if an Elite is closer to $40K than $50. I don't see how the MSRP of the Passport will be 10% less than the Pilot. (But I hope I'm wrong!)
If you get much snow up there. Your much better off with the Honda's AWD system thanThat would be nice. I really do need it before August so that should not be a problem. I am in Ontario also. My alternative is to buy a $50,945 Highlander and spend 2k on sound proofing. I am leaning toward the Honda but admire the unwavering Quality that Toyota maintains. Honda is good but seems to trip by pushing things out quicker than they should.