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

specs features trim price 2020 honda passport vs 2020 nissan murano

After a 17-year hiatus, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever! The very first generation of the Honda Passport was actually an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda badges. Honda required an SUV promptly and the Honda-badged Rodeo was the ideal fit. Fast forward to 2019 and the Honda Passport is back but this time around it won’t require brand-new badges as it is purely a Honda vehicle. Today we are comparing the 2019 Honda Passport to the Murano, an SUV that began its life as the old Passport was leaving the scene. Can 17 years worth of styling and technology updates provide the Murano an advantage over the new Passport? We will see.

Performance Highlights

This is the 1 section that will be extremely similar. Both the 2019 Honda Passport and the ’19 Murano are powered by a solitary engine without current upgrades available. The singular motor for both SUVs is a 3.5L V6 engine. The 2019 Honda Passport was built as more of an off-roader than a mall crawler so it makes good sense that it has a bit more power.


Despite a weird time when it was available as a 2-door convertible, the Nissan Murano has been a bit of an ordinary performer in the mid-size SUV sector. It’s been OK, not excellent but not horrible either. Nissan has actually striven to make the Murano much better for 2019 by giving it a brand-new facelift, new wheels, and standard LED headlamps and LED taillights. The Passport is based off the larger Honda Pilot yet it’s a little smaller, has standard 20-inch wheels, LED Low-Beam Headlights, and much more aggressive looks than big brother, the Pilot. Both SUVs include available front heated/cooled seating, push button start, as well as leather seats. The ’19 Passport divides itself from the Murano with optional attributes like the Hands-Free Power Tailgate, a Wireless Phone Charger, and Mobile Hotspot Capability.


Like many brand-new cars, both the Murano and the Passport are filled with modern technology. Both SUVs feature available 8-inch infotainment, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Navigation with Voice Recognition. The real game-changer is the basic suite of safety tech available on both cars.The brand-new Murano is impressive, it comes furnished 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, and Traffic Sign Recognition. That’s an outstanding list but the new Honda Passport has a lot more standard 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 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®
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 Wins?

While the ’19 Murano has come a long way in 12 years, but the combination of outstanding conventional safety technology, bolder/more sturdy look, and a more powerful engine seals the deal for the Passport. The 2019 Honda Passport is the winner in this head-to-head matchup.

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