2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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 Range Rover Evoque’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Honda Passport has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

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

Warranty

Honda’s powertrain warranty covers the Passport 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque 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.

Reliability

The engine in the Passport has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the Range Rover Evoque 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.

Engine

The Passport’s 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 43 more horsepower (280 vs. 237) and 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (262 vs. 251) than the Range Rover Evoque’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 Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Passport has 1.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Evoque (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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Passport has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (245/50R20 vs. 235/55R19). The Passport Touring/Elite’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (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 Range Rover Evoque’s standard 60 series tires.

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

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Passport’s wheelbase is 6.2 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (110.9 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Passport is 3 inches wider in the front and 2.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Range Rover Evoque.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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

Cargo Capacity

The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (41.2 vs. 20.3 cubic feet). The Passport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat folded (77.9 vs. 51 cubic feet).

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

Towing

The Passport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Range Rover Evoque’s (3500 vs. 3306 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-Door is only 3968 pounds. The Passport offers up to a 5000 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Passport has a standard rear wiper. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

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 Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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