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

May 3rd, 2019 by

The 2019 Honda Passport might be the new kid on the block, but it’s already found its place as best 2 row SUV at the top of Car and Driver’s “Meat in the Middle” comparison test. With everything from cargo space to performance specs earning admiration, the Honda Passport easily outpaced the following models:

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

How Did Car and Driver Judge the Meat in the Middle?

2019 Honda Passport AWD Exterior Rear Angle Passenger Side WinterIt’s clear the 2-row midsize SUV segment is growing more competition than ever, so Car and Driver put together their Meat in the Middle comparison to see which model comes out ahead.

All models tested were either new or recently updated, and it was an all-new model that took the crown from established favorites. As Car and Driver wrote: “If you’re looking in the middle of crossover land for some real meat, the Passport has the most to offer.” 

Car and Driver Levels Praise at the 2019 Honda Passport

Choosing a top midsize SUV was clearly easy enough for Car and Driver: “The best combination of utility and driving pleasure also comes with a reasonable price tag.”

They noted that “Honda squarely nails those details necessary to be a legit family-hauling utility wagon”. Particular attention was paid to the cavernous cabin, which offers:

  • Up to 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • Up to 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row and 100.7 behind the 1st row.

During testing, the standard V6 engine “produced the best zero-to-60, quarter-mile, and 50-to-70 passing times in the group, even as the Passport earned the best observed fuel economy”. With the available HondaAWD system, you can haul up to 5,000 lbs., cover rough terrain, and drive through adverse weather.

Features are equally impressive, with highlights including:

  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 10-Speaker, 540-Watt Premium Sound System
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Integration
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats

The 2019 Honda Passport Outperforms Rival Midsize SUVs Found Across Michigan

The team at your local Mid-Michigan Honda dealer can help you choose between Honda Passport configurations and make the most of current special offers. To find out more, feel free to contact us today.

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