Did you know that Honda has another SUV up their sleeve? This incredible vehicle has been out of the spotlight for many years, but now Honda is bringing it back as the All-New 2019 Honda Passport in Katy! So without further ado, let’s get into what makes this SUV the better choice over other competitors like the 2019 Ford Escape…
Both the Passport and Escape have plenty of similar safety features, but it’s the differences that truly matter. With the Passport, smart airbags are found in the cabin that can adjust to different levels of force. This better protects passengers of all sizes by using speed and seat sensors to determine how hard to deploy. In most accidents, airbags cause more harm than good, but only if you drive something other than a Honda, like the Ford Escape. The Passport also has a standard Collision Mitigation Braking System that can warn the driver of a possible head-on collision while also applying the brakes. That is only if the system determines that the crash is imminent and the driver doesn’t react. Not only can this system reduce the impact, but it could also avoid an accident all together! We won’t deny that the Escape offers this safety feature as well, but it doesn’t automatically apply the brakes in the case of an inattentive driver.
We all want to drive the fastest, and most powerful vehicle and your wish will be granted in the Passport. This Honda’s 3.5 SOHC V6 engine produces a whopping 112 more horsepower than its competitor, the Escape, as well as 92 lbs.-ft. more torque. And when you compare the Passport to Escape’s other optional engines, it still comes out as the most powerful, so you can’t lose. Tied in with the engine’s ability, is the vehicles fuel economy, and we hate to break it to you…but the Passport wins this department too. With an engine control system that is capable of shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders, you’ll be able to improve the Passports fuel efficiency making it possible to go further. To help in that aspect, this Honda also has a 19.5-gallon fuel capacity vs. 15.7 gallons on the Escape, and it only requires regular unleaded gasoline for optimal performance. So you’ll save money at the pump, and time by not having to fill up as often.
Going into more detail, it’s the small things that make life simpler, and the Passport knows this. With just one touch of the switch, you’ll be able to fully open or close the front windows, instead of having to hold the switch and wait for the window to roll all the way up. And if you happen to leave your windows down while you’re exiting the vehicle, you won’t have to hop back in and turn on the ignition to close them. Passport owners can close all windows at the outside door handle or via keyless remote, unlike the Escape which needs the ignition on to do that. This feature will be especially handy during the summer, so the cabin doesn’t feel stuffy when its been in the sun for a while. Other features to help fight the Texas heat, are the standard air conditioned seats found in the Passport Elite model, and the standard dual-zone air conditioning which allows the driver and front passenger to choose their perfect, separate temperature setting. The Escape doesn’t offer air conditioned seats, and only has the dual zone air conditioning available on their SE, SEL, and Titanium models.
Want to see more? Then visit our website and read all about the 2019 Honda Pilot in Katy, or if you’re ready for a test-drive, visit Honda Cars of Katy for a test drive! We can’t wait to see you!