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

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After a 17-year disappearance, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever before! The initial generation of the Honda Passport was actually an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda needed an SUV rapidly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the perfect fit. Speed ahead to present day and the Honda Passport is back yet this time around it will not need brand-new badges as it is purely a Honda. Today we are comparing the 2019 Passport to the Nissan Murano, an SUV that began its life as the old Passport was leaving the scene. Can 17 years worth of styling and modern technology updates offer the Murano an edge over the new Passport? We will see.

Performance Highlights

This is the one area that will likely be really similar. Both the ’19 Honda Passport and the 2019 Murano are powered by a single engine without present upgrades readily available. The singular power plant for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6. The new Passport was constructed as even more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes good sense that it has a bit more power.


Despite an odd time when it was offered as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has actually been a little bit of a run-of-the-mill entry in the mid-size SUV sector. It’s been fine, ultimately not wonderful and not horrible either. Nissan has actually striven to make the Murano far better for 2019 by giving it a new facelift, new wheels, and standard LED headlamps and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the prominent Honda Pilot however it’s somewhat smaller, has 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and more muscular looks than big sis, the Pilot. Both SUVs feature available front heated/ventilated seats, push button ignition, and leather seats. The new Honda Passport separates 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 many brand-new vehicles, both the Murano and the Passport are loaded with tech. Both SUVs include offered 8-inch touch screen stereos, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and NAV with Voice Recognition. The game-changer is the standard suite of safety tech available on both cars.The 2019 Murano is impressive, it comes outfitted with Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward-Collision Warning, Rear Door Alert, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. You are able to upgrade and add Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition. That’s an impressive list yet the 2019 Honda Passport has a lot 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 real safety 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’s the Champ?

While the ’19 Nissan Murano has made huge strides in 12 years, however the combination of excellent conventional safety technology, bolder/more tough look, and a more powerful engine seals the victory for the Passport. The ’19 Honda Passport is the winner in this head-to-head match.

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