After a 17-year hiatus, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever before! The first generation of the Honda Passport was really an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda required an SUV quickly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the best fit. Onward to 2019 and the Honda Passport is back however this time around it won’t require new badges as it is purely a Honda vehicle. Today we are comparing the brand-new Passport to the Murano, an SUV that started its life as the old Passport was leaving the market. Can 17 years worth of styling and modern technology updates provide the Murano an advantage over the new Passport? We shall see.
This is the one section that will likely be very similar. Both the brand-new Passport and the ’19 Nissan Murano are powered by a single engine without present upgrades readily available. The solitary power plant for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6. The brand-new Passport was developed as even more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes good sense that it has a little bit more horsepower.
Despite an odd time when it was available as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has actually been a little bit of an ordinary performer in the mid-size SUV segment. It’s been okay, ultimately not fantastic and not terrible either. Nissan has actually worked hard to make the Murano better for 2019 by giving it a new facelift, brand-new wheels, and standard LED headlights and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the prominent Honda Pilot however it’s slightly smaller sized, has 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and more aggressive styling than big bro, the Pilot. Both SUVs feature optional front heated/ventilated seating, push button start, and leather seating. The the 2019 Honda Passport divides itself from the Murano with optional attributes like the Hands-Free Power Tailgate, a Wireless Phone Charger, and Mobile Hotspot Capability.
Like many new vehicles, both the Murano and the Passport are full of tech. Both SUVs include offered 8-inch touch screen stereos, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and NAV with Voice Recognition. The game-changer is the basic suite of safety and security technology available on both vehicles.The brand-new Murano is no slouch, it comes equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward-Collision Warning, Rear Door Alert, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. You have the ability to upgrade and include Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition. That’s an impressive listing yet the ’19 Honda Passport has a lot more basic features like: Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. The only actual safety upgrade is the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor.
|2019 Honda Passport||VS.||2019 Nissan Murano|
|3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6||Engine||3.5L 24-Valve DOHC V6|
|9-Speed Automatic Transmission
with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters
|LED Low-Beams w/ Auto-On/Off
LED Brake Lights (Standard)
|Exterior Lighting||LED headlights, LED Taillights (Standard)
LED Fog lights (Available)
|20-inch Alloy (Standard)||Wheels||18-inch alloys (Standard)
20-inch alloys (Available)
|Power Moonroof Available||Sunroof||Panoramic Moonroof Available|
|5-inch Color LCD Screen (Standard)
8-inch High Resolution Touchscreen, Navigation (Available)
|Multimedia||NISSANCONNECT® 8-inch Touch-screen (Standard)
|Multi-Angle Rearview Camera||Cameras||Rearview Monitor (Standard)
Intelligent Around View® Monitor (Available)
While the brand-new Nissan Murano has actually made big strides in 12 years, however the combination of outstanding conventional safety tech, bolder/more tough look, and a more effective engine seals the victory for the Passport. The brand-new Honda Passport is the winner in this head-to-head match.
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