2019 Honda Passport is Car and Driver’s Best 2 Row SUV

May 2nd, 2019 by

2019 Honda Passport AWD Exterior Rear Angle Passenger Side Winter

Finding the best 2 row SUV has become increasingly tough for Illinois drivers as more and more vehicles enter the class. Luckily enough, the team over at Car and Driver have just conducted their “Meat in the Middle” comparison test to see which 2-row midsize SUV comes out ahead.

Competitors included:

  • Honda Passport
  • Ford Edge
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • Nissan Murano

When all was said and done, the Honda Passport surpassed all competition.

The Car and Driver “Meat in the Middle” Competition

Car and Driver is dedicated to helping American drivers find the best models in each class, so it was natural for them to turn their attention to this quickly growing and ultra-competitive segment.

To ensure they only compared the cream of the crop, each entrant was either all-new or recently updated; the new Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer were set up against the established Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Edge. After extensive testing, Car and Driver noted that: “Honda squarely nails those details necessary to be a legit family-hauling utility wagon.”



2019 Honda Passport

Car and Driver’s Honda Passport high points included: “Big on space, small from behind the wheel, quick, priced right.”

2019 Honda Passport AWD Interior Maximum Cargo AreaWith up to 100.7 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of room for all five passengers to stretch out, it’s an outstanding family vehicle. It’s also surprisingly efficient, with Car and Driver writing that “the Passport earned the best observed fuel economy”. Why is that surprising? Because the Honda Passport also earned “the best zero-to-60, quarter-mile, and 50-to-70 passing times in the group”.

An Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD system is available for sure-footed traction regardless of road or weather conditions, and select features include:

  • 2019 Honda Passport AWD Interior Seating OverviewHeated Front and Rear Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Integration
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Power Tailgate with Available Hands-Free Access
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen

Expect Leading Performance, Space, and Technology from the 2019 Honda Passport

A rising star among Honda AWD models, the 2019 Passport received extensive praise from Car and Driver – it’s also been named a “Best New Car for 2019” by Autotrader. To explore current offers or arrange a test drive, visit your local Central Illinois Honda dealership or contact us directly.