The Best SUV of 2019:
The 2019 Honda Passport vs the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and the 2019 Nissan Murano
The all-new 2019 Honda Passport has already become a top-rated midsize SUV. For good reason, Autotrader named it one of the Best New Cars of 2019. It is spacious, fun to drive, and rugged enough to take your family on a thrilling off-road adventure. Let’s see how the Passport stacks up against the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Nissan Murano. You will quickly find out why all of us at Vic Bailey Honda loves showing off this top SUV to everyone in the Spartanburg, SC area!
TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5
NISSAN MURANO S
|COMPARABLY EQUIPPED MSRP*||$31,990||$36,020||$31,370|
|HORSEPOWER @ RPM||280 @ 6000||270 @ 5600||260 @ 6000|
|AUTO DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL||STANDARD||N/A||STANDARD|
|Honda SENSING™ SUITE OF SAFETY FEATURES||STANDARD||N/A||N/A|
|2ND ROW HEAD RESTRAINTS||STANDARD||N/A||N/A|
|PASSENGER/CARGO VOLUME CU. FT.||77.9/10.7||89.7/47.2||55.7/52.4|
Passport vs. 4Runner
With an estimated fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway, the Honda Passport is clearly more efficient than the Toyota 4Runner. Expect the 4Runner to return a less impressive 17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway.
While both of these SUVs come equipped with a strong V6 engine, the Passport offers a more exciting performance. Honda tunes the Passport to develop a healthy 280 horsepower, which is better than the 4Runner’s 270-horsepower output. Because of the Passport’s additional muscle and lighter design, it’s able to offer noticeably stronger acceleration.
The new Passport gives your family and friends far more space to spread out. When sitting in the Passport’s backseat, passengers will enjoy an extra 6.7 inches of legroom.
Passport vs Murano
Unfortunately, the Nissan Murano isn’t built for traveling off the beaten path. Meanwhile, Honda specifically engineered the Passport for outdoor lovers. The Passport’s torque-vectoring AWD system and Intelligent Traction Management system help you to dominate off-road trails. You’ll also benefit from the Passport’s 8.4 inches of ground clearance. Impressive! You can definitely take your future Honda Passport on an enjoyable drive to Spartanburg, South Carolina’s own Hatcher Garden and Woodland Reserve or Croft State Park.
You’ll love the Passport’s versatility. A 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity enables the Passport to haul a big load. This is a key benefit for drivers who need to pull campers and trailers. Rated to tow only 1,500 pounds, the Nissan Murano isn’t nearly as capable.
In terms of sheer performance, the Passport yet again comes out ahead of the Murano. Its engine develops an extra 20 horsepower, which equates to noticeably stronger acceleration. Car and Driver clocked the Passport with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds.
As you can see, the 2019 Honda Passport outclasses the competition in some very important categories. If you would like to experience the new Passport, contact us at Vic Bailey Honda by calling 888-395-6335. Our staff will be more than happy to schedule you a test drive as soon as possible.
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