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 respite, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever! The first generation of the Honda Passport was in fact an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda needed an SUV quickly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the ideal fit. Onward to 2019 and the Honda Passport is back however this time it won’t need brand-new badges as it is purely a Honda. Today we are contrasting the new 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 design and tech updates give the Murano an advantage over the Passport? We shall see.


This is the 1 section that will likely be very similar. Both the brand-new Honda Passport and the new Nissan Murano are powered by a single engine with no existing upgrades readily available. The singular motor for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6 engine. The ’19 Passport was developed as more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes sense that it has a little more power.


Despite an unusual time when it was offered as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has been a bit of a common entry in the mid-size SUV sector. It’s been fine, ultimately not wonderful but not dreadful either. Nissan has worked hard to make the Murano better for 2019 by giving it a new facelift, brand-new wheels, and standard LED headlights and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the larger Honda Pilot but it’s somewhat smaller sized, has standard 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and more muscular looks than big brother, the Pilot. Both SUVs include offered front heated/cooled seating, push button ignition, as well as leather seating. The ’19 Passport separates itself from the Murano with optional attributes like the Hands-Free Power Tailgate, a Wireless Phone Charger, and Mobile Hotspot Capability.

Tech Highlights

Like the majority of brand-new cars and trucks, both the Murano and the Passport are filled with innovation. Both SUVs feature available 8-inch infotainment, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and NAV with Voice Recognition. The game-changer is the basic suite of safety technology offered on both vehicles.The 2019 Nissan Murano is no slouch, it comes geared up with Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward-Collision Warning, Rear Door Alert, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. You have the ability to upgrade and add Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition. That’s an excellent list yet the ’19 Honda Passport has much more common features like: Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. The only actual safety and security upgrade is the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor.

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

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®
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 new Murano has made huge strides in 12 years, but the mix of remarkable basic safety technology, bolder/more sturdy design, and a more effective engine seals the deal for the Passport. The 2019 Honda Passport is the winner in this neck and neck competition.

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