Honda Passport vs Competitors for Sale in West Warwick, RI
It seems like just about everybody who’s shopping for a vehicle these days is interested in a crossover. It’s the hottest segment right now, and there aren’t any signs of that trend slowing down. But all crossovers aren’t the same, and some people want a little more – say, a two-row, all-wheel-drive vehicle that’s made for comfort yet has enough capability where you can go ahead and call it an SUV. The 2020 Honda Passport certainly fits that description, with its strong engine, and a towing capacity that’s nothing to smirk at. It’s not alone in the market, though: quite a few vehicles are priced in the same range and offer similar attributes. Here, we’ll pick a selection of them – the Toyota 4Runner, Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Murano, and Subaru Outback – and see how they stack up against this year’s Passport.
Powertrains and Performance Specs
The 2020 Honda Passport’s 280 hp 3.5-liter V6 outpowers the engines of the 4Runner (270 hp), Blazer (193 hp), Santa Fe (185 hp), Edge (250 hp), Outback (182 hp), and Murano (260 hp). The only rival mentioned on this page with more base horsepower than the 2020 Passport is the 2020 Grand Cherokee. Alas, that added power comes at a higher price and with less standard equipment. The Passport is a towing star, though, with the capability to pull up to 5,000 pounds when it’s equipped with AWD. The Chevy Blazer’s limit is 4,500 lb., while the Grand Cherokee, Edge, Santa Fe, and Outback cap out at just 3,500 lb. The Nissan Murano barely makes a showing, with a meager towing limit of 1,500 lb.
Active Safety Technology
The exceptional Honda Sensing suite of active safety features (forward collision warning, road departure warning, dynamic cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist) comes standard on every 2020 Passport, as do automatic high beams. The Blazer, Edge, and Grand Cherokee don’t offer a safety package like this on their respective entry-level trims; the base Santa Fe has a few similar safety features but not dynamic cruise control or automatic emergency braking. The lowest-priced Murano falls short, too, doing without dynamic cruise control and lane departure warning.
Spaciousness and Features
So many happy 2020 Passport drivers cite its spaciousness as a top reason why they love the vehicle. It provides a nice middle ground between the zippy but potentially cramped CR-V and the cavernous (but too big for some) Pilot. It stands above the competing members of the midsized crossover segment in interior volume, boasting 100.7 cubic feet with the second row folded down. Of the rivals compared on this page, the one that comes closest in this statistic is the 4Runner, with 89.7 cu. ft.—that’s a full 11 cu. ft. less than the Passport provides behind the front row. There’s more room for the occupants, too: the 2020 Passport’s passenger volume totals 115.9 cu. ft., beating the Edge (113.9 cu. ft.), Santa Fe (110.7 cu. ft.), Outback 109 cu. ft., Blazer (107.8 cu. ft.), the Grand Cherokee 105 cu. ft., and Murano 108.1 cu. ft.
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