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

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After a 17-year respite, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever! The first generation of the Honda Passport was actually an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda wanted an SUV quickly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the ideal fit. Speed ahead to present day and the Honda Passport is back yet this time it won’t need no stinkin’ badges as it is purely a Honda. Today we are contrasting the brand-new Passport to the Murano, an SUV that began its life as the old Passport was leaving the market. Can 17 years worth of styling and modern technology updates provide the Murano an advantage over the Passport? We shall see.


This is the one section that will likely be extremely similar. Both the 2019 Passport and the ’19 Murano are powered by a single engine with no current upgrades readily available. The solitary motor for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6 engine. The brand-new Passport was constructed as even more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes good sense that it has a little bit more horsepower.

Design Highlights

Other than an unusual time when it was offered as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has been a little bit of a common performer in the mid-size SUV segment. It’s been okay, ultimately not great but not terrible either. Nissan has actually worked hard to make the Murano far better for 2019 by giving it a new facelift, brand-new wheels, and LED headlights and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the prominent Honda Pilot yet it’s a little smaller sized, has 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and much more muscular styling than big sister, the Pilot. Both SUVs feature available front heated/cooled seats, push button ignition, and leather seats. The new Honda Passport divides itself from the Murano with optional features like the Hands-Free Power Tailgate, a Wireless Phone Charger, as well as Mobile Hotspot Capability.

Technology Highlights

Like the majority of new automobiles, both the Murano and the Passport are absolutely filled with modern technology. Both SUVs feature offered 8-inch touch screen stereos, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and NAV with Voice Recognition. The real game-changer is the basic suite of safety tech on both cars.The ’19 Nissan Murano is impressive, it comes outfitted 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 but the new Honda Passport has even more common options 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)
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2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Nissan Murano: Who is the Winner?

While the 2019 Murano has made huge strides in 12 years, however the combination of impressive common safety tech, bolder/more sturdy design, and a more effective engine seals the deal for the Passport. The new Passport is the champion in this neck and neck match.

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