Car and Driver just pitted five midsize two-row SUV competitors against each other for their “Meat in the Middle” comparison test, and the Honda Passport was found head and shoulders above its erstwhile competitors, which included:

  • Nissan Murano
  • Ford Edge
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • Hyundai Santa Fe

Read on to find out how the Honda Passport surpassed its rivals to become Car and Driver’s Best 2-row SUV.

Car and Drivers Meat in the Middle

The 2-row midsize SUV segment is becoming more competitive every year as more and more drivers switch from the classic sedan to something with added space and a more commanding ride height. With that in mind, Car and Driver put together their Meat in the Middle comparison.

Each model chosen is either new or recently updated; the new Chevy Blazer and Honda Passport went up against the established Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, and Hyundai Santa Fe. In the end, the Honda Passport offered: “The best combination of utility and driving pleasure.”

2019 Honda Passport Highlights

As summed up by Car and Driver themselves: “Honda squarely nails those details necessary to be a legit family-hauling utility wagon”.


They particularly loved its “enormous interior space”, which offers:

  • Up to 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row.
  • Up to 100.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row.
  • Up to 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Honda Passport performance resulted in “the best zero-to-60, quarter-mile, and 50-to-70 passing times in the group, even as the Passport earned the best observed fuel economy”. You’ll also enjoy up to 5,000 lbs. of towing with the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD system and tow hitch.

Just a few standout features include:

  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Power Tailgate with Available Hands-Free Access
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Integration

The All-New 2019 Honda Passport Upsets Established Midsize SUVs

Whether you want to check out the Honda Passport interior for yourself, explore the Honda AWD range, or find out about the latest special offers, the team at your local Hampton Roads Honda dealer can help. To find out more, simply contact us today.