How much is your car worth?
Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.
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 Land Rover Discovery doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.
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 Discovery’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.
Both the Passport and the Discovery have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, 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.
Honda’s powertrain warranty covers the Passport 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Discovery. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Discovery ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.
There are over 6 times as many Honda dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Passport’s warranty.
The engine in the Passport has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the Discovery 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 Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 23rd in initial quality. With 58 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st.
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 Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 12th in reliability, above the industry average. With 64 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.
On the EPA test cycle the Passport AWD gets better fuel mileage than the Discovery gasoline (19 city/24 hwy vs. 16 city/21 hwy).
An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Passport’s fuel efficiency. The Discovery 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 Discovery requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.
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 Discovery doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Honda Passport, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Discovery.
For better traction, the Passport has larger standard tires than the Discovery (245/50R20 vs. 235/65R19).
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 Discovery’s standard 65 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Passport has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Discovery.
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 Discovery doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.
For better maneuverability, the Passport AWD’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the Discovery’s (39.3 feet vs. 40.4 feet). The Passport’s turning circle is .9 feet tighter than the Discovery’s (39.5 feet vs. 40.4 feet).
The Honda Passport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 700 to 800 pounds less than the Land Rover Discovery.
The Passport is 5.2 inches shorter than the Discovery, making the Passport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The Passport uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Discovery doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.
The Passport has .1 inches more front headroom, 1.9 inches more front legroom, 1.3 inches more front hip room, 1.6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear headroom, 2 inches more rear legroom, 1.6 inches more rear hip room and 2.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Discovery.
A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Passport. The Discovery doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.
The Passport has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Discovery doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
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 Discovery 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 Discovery doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.
The Passport is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Discovery doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.
© 1991-2018 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved.
Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.