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2019 Chevy Blazer vs 2019 Honda Passport – Cincinnati, OH

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  • 2019 Chevy Blazer

    A black 2019 Chevy Blazer is facing left.

    Starting at

    $28,800

    2019 Honda Passport

    A burgundy 2019 Honda Passport facing right.

    Starting at

    $31,990

    193-308 HPHorsepower280 HP
    188-270 lb-ftTorque261 lb-ft
    22/27 MPGMax Fuel Economy20/22 MPG

    The midsize SUV class has grown in popularity as more and more consumers opt for the versatility of SUVs over sedans. For this reason, new models and significant upgrades have been added to the midsize SUV class, making it more exciting than ever before. Two redesigned SUVs that gained inspiration from previous models and have been commonly compared after their debut are the 2019 Chevy Blazer vs 2019 Honda Passport.

    The 2019 Chevy Blazer is an exceptionally versatile vehicle, it is powerful and efficient and even offers a high level of capability. Drivers can choose from two engine options, including an efficient 4-cylinder engine or a powerful V6 engine. The Blazer is available in both FWD and AWD, and offers a comfortable ride for up to five passengers. On the inside, the Blazer is generously advanced, offering an unbeatable list of standard entertainment technology. Meanwhile, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is also incredibly safe and provides one of the longest lists of available driver assist features on the market. To top it all off, the Blazer costs thousands less than the 2019 Honda Passport, as well as many of its other competitors.

    The 2019 Honda Passport is a great vehicle; however, it is one of the more expensive options on the market. The Passport’s strong points include its standard safety features, which are quite extensive thanks to the Honda Sensing suite. However, the Passport offers a very slim list of standard entertainment features, forcing tech-savvy drivers to upgrade to even more costly models. The Passport is also limited when it comes to power and efficiency, offering less impressive stats than the Blazer and other competitors.

    Overall, the 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2019 Honda Passport are exciting additions to the midsize SUV class. However, there are many differences between these two vehicles. To learn more about the new Blazer and Passport, check out how they compare in terms of performance, entertainment, and safety.

  • Performance

    A red Blazer, which wins when comparing performance for the 2019 Chevy Blazer vs 2019 Honda Passport, is driving through an intersection near Cincinnati, OH at night.

     

    The 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2019 Honda Passport are available in both FWD and AWD; however, the Blazer is more powerful and more efficient. If you’re looking for a vehicle with versatile performance, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is the clear choice in this comparison.

    2019 Chevy Blazer

    Two engines are available on the 2019 Chevy Blazer, including a standard 4-cylinder engine and an available V6 engine. The standard engine is capable of producing up to 193 hp and achieves fuel economy ratings of up to 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, representing one of the highest fuel economies in the midsize SUV class. Meanwhile, the available V6 engine is the more powerful choice, offering up to 308 hp. Unlike most V6 engines which cause excessive drops in fuel economy ratings, the Blazer’s V6 engine only drops slightly to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The 2019 Chevy Blazer is also capable of towing up to 4,500 LBS when equipped with its more powerful engine and offers selectable drive modes for every model. Drivers looking for additional drive modes will want to opt for AWD, which adds an Off-Road selection and Tow/Haul option. Overall, the new Blazer is efficient, powerful, and capable, making it one of the most versatile midsize SUVs on the market.

    2019 Honda Passport

    The 2019 Honda Passport offers only one engine option, a 3.5L V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. However, this engine falls short of the Blazer’s V6 in both efficiency and power. The Passport’s V6 engine is capable of producing up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft torque with fuel economy ratings of up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. This efficiency drops further when opting for an all-wheel drive model by about one mpg in the city and on the highway. While it lacks customization and the power and efficiency of the Blazer, critics note that the Passport does offer a comfortable ride. The 2019 Honda Passport will serve well for daily use like commuting, carpooling, and errands, but may lack the necessary power and efficiency for longer road trips and adventures. Overall, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is much more versatile and goes for much less.

  • Entertainment

    The black and brown interior of the 2019 Chevy Blazer is shown.

     

    In the category of entertainment, the 2019 Chevy Blazer far exceeds what the 2019 Honda Passport has to offer. Not only is the Passport short on standard features, but its infotainment system received poor reviews from drivers and critics concerning its responsiveness. Meanwhile, the Blazer offers a generous standard entertainment suite equipped with one of the top-rated infotainment systems on the market.

    2019 Chevy Blazer

    Not many vehicles can compete with the 2019 Chevy Blazer in terms of standard entertainment features, especially considering its low starting MSRP which is thousands less than the 2019 Honda Passport. On the base model of the Blazer, drivers will find an 8-inch touchscreen display, four USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Meanwhile, the Blazer also offers a long list of available features including a WiFi hotspot, navigation, wireless charging for compatible smartphone devices, and a Bose premium sound system. The standard entertainment suite offers enough for even the most tech-savvy drivers and passengers, however upgrading to any of the Blazer’s available entertainment features is quite affordable. For this reason, the 2019 Chevy Blazer is a vehicle that allows drivers to enjoy an advanced cabin while staying true to their budget.

    2019 Honda Passport

    The 2019 Honda Passport offers a much slimmer set of standard entertainment features on its base model, which is surprising given its exceptionally high starting MSRP of nearly 32K. Just about the only entertainment technology you’ll find on the base model of the Passport is Bluetooth, one USB port, and a small, non-touchscreen display for its infotainment system. However, the 2019 Honda Passport does offer a nice selection of available features, which may be necessary to please tech-savvy drivers. These are optional at an additional cost and include an 8-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a WiFi hotspot. While these are advanced features, almost all of the Passport’s available features are found standard on the Blaze for thousands less. The infotainment system onboard the redesign Passport is also poorly rated, featuring an interface that is difficult to navigate. Overall, the 2019 Honda Passport is underwhelming in the category of performance, especially considering that 2019 marked its debut as a redesigned model.

  • Safety

    A man is walking toward his red 2019 Chevy Blazer with black trim in front of a building in Cincinnati, OH.

     

    Whether you opt for the 2019 Chevy Blazer or 2019 Honda Passport, you’ll have plenty of standard and available safety features to enjoy. Both vehicles are safe and reliable and offer an advanced selection of driver assist features. However, the Blaze is far more affordable, giving it the overall edge.

    2019 Chevy Blazer

    The 2019 Chevy Blazer offers a rearview camera as a standard feature on its base model, as well as a rear-seat reminder which alerts the driver to precious cargo left in the second row of seating. However, it’s the Blazer’s available driver assist features that stand out in its class. With a low starting MSRP, upgrading to many of the Blazer’s available features is easy to consider, and with such a long list of driver assist features, you’ll have all of the options you’re looking for. These optional features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control, surround-view parking camera system, a following distance indicator, and automatic emergency braking, and rear parking sensors. With all of these options, customizing your Blazer to feature all of the desired safety features is made easy, and you can feel confident that everyone onboard will be kept as safe as possible.

    2019 Honda Passport

    The 2019 Honda Passport is a tough competitor when it comes to safety features, mainly due to the Honda Sensing package which offers a long list of standard safety features including forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. Meanwhile, its list of available features is much shorter, including front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. While the Passport undeniably offers an excellent standard safety suite, it is accompanied by a high price. Drivers looking for plenty of safety features can easily upgrade to available options on the Blazer for much less.

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