2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Passport deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Passport’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Blazer’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Both the Passport and the Blazer have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The Passport’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Blazer’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability

The engine in the Passport has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the Blazer have dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 8 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Engine

The Passport’s 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 87 more horsepower (280 vs. 193) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (262 vs. 188) than the Blazer’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Passport has larger standard tires than the Blazer (245/50R20 vs. 235/65R18).

The Passport Sport/EX-L’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Blazer’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Passport has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Blazer.

Passenger Space

The Passport has 8.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Blazer (115.9 vs. 107.8).

The Passport has .3 inches more front headroom, 3.5 inches more front hip room, 2.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.5 inches more rear headroom, 3.1 inches more rear hip room and 3.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Blazer.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Passport’s rear seats recline. The Blazer’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Blazer with its rear seat up (41.2 vs. 30.5 cubic feet). The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Blazer with its rear seat folded (77.9 vs. 64.2 cubic feet).

Towing

The Passport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Blazer’s (3500 vs. 1500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Chevrolet Blazer is only 4500 pounds. The Passport offers up to a 5000 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

The Passport’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Blazer’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the Passport the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Blazer can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Passport Elite’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Blazer’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

When the Passport EX-L/Touring/Elite is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Blazer’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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