2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Nissan Murano: Specs, Features & Trim Comparison

2020 honda passport vs 2020 nissan murano specs features trim price

After a 17-year hiatus, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever! The very first generation of the Honda Passport was really an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda needed an SUV rapidly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the perfect fit. Speed ahead to 2019 and the Honda Passport is back however this time around it will not need new badges as it is purely a Honda. Today we are comparing the '19 Honda Passport to the Nissan Murano, an SUV that began its life as the old Passport was leaving the market. Can 17 years worth of styling and tech updates offer the Murano an edge over the new Passport? We will see.


This is the one section that will be very similar. Both the '19 Honda Passport and the brand-new Murano are powered by a single engine without present upgrades available. The singular power plant for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6 engine.In the Passport, the V6 generates 280andhp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The very same size engine in the Murano is not as effective, it only creates 260and horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The Murano is mated to an Xtronic CVT and has the ability to get up to 28 miles per gallon on the freeway.The Passport has a 9-speed automatic and can muster up to 25 miles per gallon on the freeway. The 2019 Passport was built as more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes good sense that it has a little bit more horsepower.


Other than a weird time when it was offered as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has actually been a little bit of an ordinary entry in the mid-size SUV sector. It's been fine, ultimately not great but not awful either. Nissan has worked hard to make the Murano much better for 2019 by giving it a new facelift, new wheels, and LED headlamps and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the larger Honda Pilot however it's somewhat smaller, has standard 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and more muscular looks than big bro, the Pilot. Both SUVs feature optional front heated/ventilated seats, push button start, as well as leather seating. The 2019 Honda Passport separates itself from the Murano with optional functions like the Hands-Free Power Tailgate, a Wireless Phone Charger, and Mobile Hotspot Capability.


Like most new vehicles, both the Murano and the Passport are full of tech. Both SUVs include readily available 8-inch touch screen stereos, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and Navigation with Voice Recognition. The real game-changer is the standard suite of safety and security technology offered on both cars.The '19 Murano is impressive, it comes equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward-Collision Warning, Rear Door Alert, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. You are able to upgrade and include Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, as well as Traffic Sign Recognition. That's an excellent list but the new Passport has much more typical options like: Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. The only real safety upgrade is the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor.

2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Nissan Murano: Features, Specs & Trims

2019 Honda PassportVS.2019 Nissan Murano
3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6Engine3.5L 24-Valve DOHC V6
9-Speed Automatic Transmission
with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters
TransmissionsXTRONIC CVT®
280hp / 262 lbs. ft. torqueHorsepower
260hp / 240 lbs. ft. torque
20/25 2WD, 19/24 AWD
Fuel Efficiency
20/28 FWD, 20/28 AWD
LED Low-Beams w/ Auto-On/Off
LED Brake Lights (Standard)
Exterior LightingLED headlights, LED Taillights (Standard)
LED Fog lights (Available)
20-inch Alloy (Standard)Wheels18-inch alloys (Standard)
20-inch alloys (Available)
Power Moonroof AvailableSunroofPanoramic Moonroof Available
5-inch Color LCD Screen (Standard)
8-inch High Resolution Touchscreen, Navigation (Available)
MultimediaNISSANCONNECT® 8-inch Touch-screen (Standard)
Navigation (Available)
AvailableApple CarPlay
Android Auto
Multi-Angle Rearview CameraCamerasRearview Monitor (Standard)
Intelligent Around View® Monitor (Available)
features trims costs 2019 honda passport

2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Nissan Murano: Who is the Champ?

While the brand-new Murano has actually come a long way in 12 years, but the mix of impressive conventional safety and security technology, bolder/more rugged design, and a more effective engine seals the deal for the Passport. The 2019 Passport is the champion in this neck and neck matchup.

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