2020 NISSAN MURANO VS. 2019 HONDA PASSPORT
KEY MURANO ADVANTAGES
- Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seats – The design of Murano’s Zero Gravity seats can help reduce fatigue when driving long distances. Passport only offers seats with a conventional design.
- Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)1 – Murano’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides 360-degree views around the vehicle, as well as visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Passport offers only a multi-angle rear camera, and it does not detect moving objects.
- 10 standard air bags2 – Murano offers 10 air bags as standard equipment. Passport does not offer the following air bags:
- Driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags
- Rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
- Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning3 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent) – Every Murano has Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), which helps alert the driver to a potential frontal collision by monitoring the vehicle traveling in front of the vehicle immediately ahead. If the system detects a potential collision, it alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings. Passport offers collision warning but it only monitors the vehicle directly ahead.
- Available Rear Automatic Braking4 (RAB) – Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) helps detect large stationary objects when backing up, and if necessary, applies the brakes to help avoid a collision. Passport does not offer this safety feature.
- More sophisticated engine (DOHC vs. SOHC)
- Xtronic CVT® (vs. 9-speed A/T)
- 4-wheel vented disc brakes (vs. front only)
- Available climate-controlled (heated and cooled) front seats (vs. heated and ventilated)
- Available Quick Comfort® Seat Heaters for front and outboard rear seats (vs. conventional heated seats)
- Type-A and Type-C USB ports5 (vs. Type-A only)
- Rear Door Alert6
- Available 2-driver memory for steering column
- Available Intelligent Cruise Control7 (ICC) with full-speed range (vs. standard, but not full-speed range)
- Available Remote Engine Start8 with Intelligent Climate Control (vs. standard, but no Intelligent Climate Control)
- Standard Apple CarPlay®9 and Android Auto™9 (vs. available)
- Available Traffic Sign Recognition10 (TSR)
- Standard 8-inch color center display with touch-screen control (vs. available)
- Standard satellite radio9 (vs. available)
- Better EPA mileage estimates11 (FWD highway/combined; AWD)
2019 HONDA PASSPORT OVERVIEW
Passport is Honda’s 5-passenger crossover SUV, positioned between the compact CR-V and three-row Pilot. It comes in four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. There is one engine available and the powertrain is:
- Direct-injected i-VTEC® 3.5-liter SOHC V6
- 280 horsepower
- Front-wheel or Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive
- 9-speed automatic transmission
Passport shares much of its chassis engineering with Pilot and Ridgeline.
Passport is Honda’s more off-road-oriented SUV, available with many advanced safety and driver-assist features. Murano offers more aggressive and futuristic exterior styling, as well as a more sophisticated interior that includes premium comfort, convenience, and safety features that Passport can’t match.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 HONDA PASSPORT
Passport is all-new for 2019 with the following notable features:
- 280 horsepower SOHC 3.5-liter V6 engine with idle stop
- 9-speed automatic transmission
- FWD or i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring AWD
- Intelligent Traction Management System
- Available foot-activated power liftgate
- Standard remote engine start
- Available digital gauge cluster
- Tri-zone Automatic Temperature Control
- Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
- Available in-vehicle Wi-Fi and wireless phone charging
- Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
- Towing capacity up to 5000 lb.
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