Comparison - Ford Escape SEL 2019 - vs - Honda Passport Elite 2020

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The 2019 Honda Passport Is Honda's "Rugged" New SUV
Make: 
Average Price: 
29,945
Updated: 
17 Mar 2019
$
43,780
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
DEEP SCARLET PEARL
#481512
PLATINUM WHITE PEARL
#F6F6F6
LUNAR SILVER METALLIC
#3E3E40
MODERN STEEL METALLIC
#222222
BLACK COPPER PEARL
#3F261F
BLACK FOREST PEARL
#3C4938
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
#090909
OBSIDIAN BLUE PEARL
#22275F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

When the Pilot’s too big and the CR-V is too small, the 2020 Honda Passport two-row crossover SUV is just the ticket.

Pros
Comfortable interior
Refined on the road
Decent off-road chops
Good 8.0-inch touchscreen on some models

Cons
9-speed automatic is a little confused
Expensive in top models
Not too adventurous in style
Not as tough as some may need

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Passport returns largely unchanged for 2020.

Pros
Spacious interior with lots of passenger space
Comfortable front seats
Enhanced off-road ability
Many clever storage compartments

Cons
Adaptive cruise control is only available over 20 mph
Driver's seat might be positioned a little too high for some people

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, Honda doesn't make any meaningful changes to the Passport lineup. This is to be expected since the company just re-released the two-row crossover last year.

Pros
Loads of cargo and passenger space,
speedy powertrain,
copious standard driver assists.

Cons
Looks more rugged than it is,
only top trims have top options,
rides rough on bumpy roads.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 21
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
280hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
190.50in
Width: 
72.40in
78.60in
Height: 
66.30in
72.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.10in
Front Track: 
61.50in
66.70in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
59.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
62.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
77.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
41.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs
4237.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Blind Spot Information System (BSI) Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
System Message Indicator
Sequential Mode Gear Selection Indicator
Odometer
Low-Fuel Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
onboard data connection
Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
Android Auto™* Integration
CabinControl™ Remote Compatibility
SMS Text Message Function*
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition* and Honda HD Digital Traffic
115-Volt Power Outlet
540-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer
Wireless Phone Charger*
550 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17
20in
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343
Color: 
Gray, leather
#6D6B65
Black, leather
#282828