2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Passport
Families who are in search of a capable, family-friendly SUV will be hard pressed to find a more iconic option than the Ford Explorer. With the debut of the 2019 Ford Explorer, drivers will enjoy a diverse powertrain lineup, a spacious, versatile cabin and a rugged style that families will love. Learn more about the Ford Explorer and how it stacks up against the all-new Honda Passport in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Passport comparison.
The family-friendly 2019 Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford is available in five trim levels – Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum – that will start at $32,365. Ford Explorer entries employ a 112.8-inch wheelbase and make room for seven passengers with 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that converts to 81.7 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats laid flat. All-new Honda Passport models feature a similar 111-inch wheelbase, 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and room for just five passengers.
|2019 Ford Explorer||VS||2019 Honda Passport|
|290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6||Base Engine||280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6|
|7 Passengers||Passenger Space||5 Passengers|
|21 - 81.7 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||41.2 - 77.9 Cubic Feet|
|3||Number of Engine Options||1|
What Are the Differences Between the Ford Explorer and Honda Passport?
A more spacious, family-oriented interior is not the only advantage that the Ford Explorer possesses in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Passport comparison. Power and performance remain a highlight of the Ford Explorer spec sheet that active families will enjoy at every turn with an arsenal of powertrains. Honda Passport entries feature a single engine option.
Base Ford Explorer trim levels feature a capable 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that pairs with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to earn 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. To upgrade power and performance, the Ford Explorer will feature Ford EcoBoost® turbocharged engine technology that starts with an available and fuel-efficient 280-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder powertrain that will make 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Ford Explorer Sport and Titanium trims will play host to a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 engine that manufactures 350 pound-feet of torque and gets paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood and standard Intelligent 4WD, the Ford Explorer will achieve 16 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway and still tow up to 5,000 pounds. Honda Passport entries will feature a single 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission – fuel-economy numbers have not yet been released.
Families who choose the 2019 Ford Explorer will find a welcoming cabin that makes room for seven passengers with versatile third-row seating. Entry-level Ford Escape models come standard with a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD display that provides access to Bluetooth, a rearview camera, LED headlights, Ford MyKey® teen driver safety technology, trailer way control and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control. Upgrades to the Ford Explorer spec sheet include an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a panoramic moonroof, premium leather upholstery and on-board Wi-Fi capabilities.