2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Honda Passport are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar E-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

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

Warranty

There are over 6 times as many Honda dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Passport’s warranty.

Reliability

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

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 23rd in initial quality. With 46 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 12th in reliability, above the industry average. With 19 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Engine

The Passport’s 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 34 more horsepower (280 vs. 246) than the E-Pace P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Passport’s fuel efficiency. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Honda Passport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The E-Pace requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Passport has 1.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the E-Pace (19.5 vs. 18.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Passport has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Passport has larger standard tires than the E-Pace (245/50R20 vs. 225/65R17). The Passport Touring/Elite’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the E-Pace (265/45R20 vs. 245/45R20).

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 E-Pace’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Passport has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the E-Pace.

The Passport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The E-Pace doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Passport’s wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than on the E-Pace (110.9 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Passport is 2.4 inches wider in the front and 2.4 inches wider in the rear than the track on the E-Pace.

For greater off-road capability the Passport has a greater minimum ground clearance than the E-Pace (8.1 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Passport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Passport uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The E-Pace doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The Passport has .9 inches more front headroom, .8 inches more front legroom, 5.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear headroom, 4.5 inches more rear legroom and 6.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the E-Pace.

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

Cargo Capacity

The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the E-Pace with its rear seat up (41.2 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the E-Pace with its rear seat folded (77.9 vs. 52.7 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Passport’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The E-Pace doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Towing

Maximum trailer towing in the Jaguar E-Pace is limited to 3968 pounds. The Passport offers up to a 5000 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Passport has standard extendable sun visors. The E-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Passport Touring/Elite has a 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

The Passport is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The E-Pace doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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