2019 Honda Passport vs Chevy Blazer
If you want to drive a midsize SUV around Cerritos, Long Beach, or Buena Park, you’ve got some great options in the 2019 Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer. Both models are new additions to the 2019 lineup, but we wanted to know which one brings more of what local drivers need.
To find out, the team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos compared the Honda Passport vs. Chevy Blazer. Learn what we discovered here.
Honda Passport vs Chevy Blazer: Powertrain
One thing we love about the new Passport and Blazer is that they both have an available V6 engine. However, the Blazer only makes this available with an upgrade, whereas the Passport offers this kind of power as a standard feature.
The 3.5L V6 engine in the Honda Passport delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Compare this to the standard powertrain in the Blazer, which features a 2.5L I-4 engine. This engine generates 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque.
All engines offered by these two SUVs help to regulate your fuel economy with a start/stop feature. This prevents fuel waste while idling by powering down your engine during extended pauses at traffic lights and stop signs. When you move your foot off the brake, the engine seamlessly springs back into action.
The Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer also round out their powertrains with an efficient 9-speed automatic transmission.
Interior Tech and Dimensions
When you settle into the cabin of either the Honda Passport or Chevy Blazer, you’ll be treated to a high-tech cockpit with an available 8-speed full-color touchscreen in the center stack. This display is where you can interact with your favorite smartphone apps via available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.
They also make Bluetooth® connectivity standard, so that you can stream music from your device or make hands-free phone calls on-the-go.
As for their dimensions, the two SUVs seat five passengers within the two rows. Behind the second row, the Chevy Blazer gives you 30.5 cubic feet of trunk space while the Honda Passport lets you pack heavier with 41.2 cubic feet of trunk space.
Need to bring along even more? Fold down the second-row seats to reveal 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the Blazer. Again, the Passport lets you load more in with a total cargo volume of 77.9 cubic feet.
Safety Technology in the Passport and Blazer
If smart safety is a big consideration of yours, you’ll like that both the Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer come with plenty of driver-assist technologies that can help you be more aware of your surroundings. Both SUVs feature systems like:
- Blind Spot Warning
- Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
- Smart Cruise Control
- Automatic High Beams
One big difference between the two is that the Honda Passport makes all these features standard. The Chevy Blazer, on the other hand, requires a trim level or package upgrade before this kind of safety technology is available.
2019 Honda Passport vs Chevy Blazer: The Choice Is Yours
Ultimately, the car you drive around Buena Park, Cerritos, and Long Beach depends on your needs and lifestyle. However, when we compared the 2019 Honda Passport vs. Chevy Blazer, our team found that the Passport has a lot of the features that local drivers need.
If you want to try it on for yourself, contact Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos and we’ll get you behind the wheel.
Contact us to test drive the Honda Passport today!