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Looking for the perfect midsize SUV? With vehicles known for their performance, space, and technology, the midsize SUV class is becoming increasingly popular among consumers. Two options that have been commonly compared this year are the 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Honda Passport. Both vehicles are modern, advanced, and perform at the top of their class in multiple categories. But which SUV is the right choice for you?
The 2019 Ford Edge is incredibly versatile and affordable, while also offering a generous amount of standard technology as standard on its base model. The Edge is also one of the most powerful vehicles in the midsize class, offering a V6 engine capable of producing up to 335 hp. The Edge is also surprisingly efficient with its base engine earning fuel economy ratings of up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. On the inside, the Edge features the latest entertainment technology with plenty of features offered as standard and more advanced features available among higher trim levels and packages. The Co-Pilot 360 suite is also offered as standard on the Edge’s base model and features a long list of safety features.
Meanwhile, the 2019 Honda Passport is the more expensive SUV and features a nice selection of features. However, the Passport cannot meet the performance or efficiency of the Edge. The Passport comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite, which offers standard driver assist features on the base model, as well as plenty of optional features as well. The Passport is comfortable and features a modern design, offering plenty of entertainment features throughout its many trim levels, but overall the Edge has the advantage in terms of performance, technology, and affordability.
Still interested in learning more about the 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Honda Passport? Let’s check out how they perform in terms of performance, entertainment, and safety.
When it comes to the 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Honda Passport in the category of performance, the Edge is more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the Passport. However, both vehicles are available in either FWD or AWD and offer a comfortable overall ride-quality.
Drivers can choose from two engine options with the 2019 Ford Edge, including a Twin-Scroll 2.0L 4-cylinder engine or a 2.7L Ecoboost V6 engine which is capable of producing up to 335 hp and 380 lb-ft torque. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission which provides smooth transitions and stays quiet during high speeds. Drivers looking for the most fuel-efficient configuration will want to opt for the base engine in front-wheel drive, which allows for fuel economy ratings at up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. For a vehicle in the midsize SUV class, these are excellent fuel economy ratings, making the Edge a great selection for daily commuters. The more powerful V6 engine offers fuel economy ratings of up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are still great ratings for the midsize SUV class. In terms of handling and ride quality, the Edge is responsive and comfortable. Drivers looking for a vehicle that is enjoyable and athletic will appreciate what the 2019 Ford Edge has to offer.
Compared to the 2019 Ford Edge, the 2019 Honda Passport is underwhelming in the category of performance; however, it does outperform some members of its class. The Passport offers only one engine option, a 3.5L V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine is capable of producing up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, which is a fair level of power but can be disappointing for drivers looking for even more. Fuel economy ratings on the 2019 Honda Passport are about average for the midsize SUV class, which allows competitors with higher ratings, like the Edge, to stand out more easily. Equipped with its 3.5L V6 engine in front-wheel drive, the Passport can earn fuel economy ratings of up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Critics note that the Passport’s 9-speed transmission takes time to downshift, but accelerates with ease. The Passport also offers a few nice off-road features, but drivers looking for an adventure-based vehicle will have more athletic options in the midsize SUV class to choose from. Overall, the 2019 Honda Passport fails to impress in terms of power or efficiency, while the Edge impresses in both areas.
Both the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Honda Passport offer a nice selection of standard and available entertainment features. However, the Edge offers a more advanced selection of features and has a lower starting MSRP than the Passport. The infotainment system onboard the Edge has also received higher ratings for its user-friendliness and responsiveness.
The 2019 Ford Edge starts at just $29,995 and comes standard with plenty of entertainment features, including Bluetooth, satellite radio, a WiFi hotspot, a USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system. Meanwhile, available features include an 8-inch touchscreen display, HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and the choice of a 9-speaker sound system or a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Drivers can also opt for a rear-seat entertainment suite featuring dual screens. The infotainment system onboard the Edge is praised for its intuitive interface and responsiveness and is even further enhanced by a long list of physical controls which are placed conveniently throughout the cabin. With the Edge’s low starting MSRP, upgrading to many of its available entertainment features is incredibly affordable, making this the ideal vehicle for tech-savvy drivers and passengers. If you’re looking to keep everyone onboard connected and entertained, you’ll love the 2019 Ford Edge.
The 2019 Honda Passport starts at $31,990 and comes standard with entertainment features including one USB port, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch non-touchscreen display. While this list of standard features is shorter than that of the Edge, the Passport does offer a few nice available features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8-inch touchscreen display. Additional available entertainment features also include satellite radio, HD radio, wireless device charging, and a 10-speaker sound system. However, even the best optional entertainment technology on the Passport is less advanced than those on the Edge. With its higher starting MSRP, upgrading to the available entertainment features the Passport quickly becomes unreasonably expensive. Whether you’re planning on sticking to the standard entertainment suite or are interested in upgrading to more advanced features, the 2019 Ford Edge is the best choice.
Drivers looking for a safe midsize SUV will be pleased with the standard safety features that come with either the 2019 Ford Edge or 2019 Honda Passport. Both vehicles are exceptionally generous in this department, as the Edge offers the Co-Pilot 360 suite and the Passport offers the Honda Sensing suite. However, the Edge takes the win with a lower starting MSRP and high crash test scores with the IIHS.
The 2019 Ford Edge earned the highest score of ‘Good’ in 6 out of 6 crash tests with the IIHS, as well as a rating of ‘Superior’ for its front crash prevention technology. Helping it achieve these impeccable scores is a long list of standard safety technology, as well as high-quality construction and reliable design. On the base model of the Edge, drivers will find a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, post-collision braking, and rain-sensing wipers, all included as standard.
The Edge also offers plenty of available safety features including adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights, lane centering, front and rear parking sensors, parallel park assist, and evasive steering assist. As one of the most affordable midsize SUVs on the market, the 2019 Ford Edge makes it easy to upgrade to many of its advanced safety features. However, with such a generous list of standard features, you’ll have plenty of technology onboard the base model.
With the Honda Sensing suite, the 2019 Honda Passport comes standard with a long list of driver assist features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. Meanwhile, available safety features on the Passport include rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and front and rear parking sensors. Overall, the Edge’s Co-Pilot 360 suite tops the Passport’s Honda Sensing suite in terms of the volume and selection of safety features provided as standard. This is surprising given the Passport’s higher price tag but helps solidify the Edge’s spot at the top of the midsize SUV class. Drivers looking for a safe and reliable midsize SUV that is also affordable and advanced will want to opt for the 2019 Ford Edge over the 2019 Honda Passport.