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2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

There was a time when SUVs were built in a very similar fashion to pickup trucks. This gave them a lot of capability, but it also meant sacrificing ride quality. Crossover SUVs, like the Honda Passport, use unibody construction that provides a smoother ride with plenty of interior space compared to its body-on-frame ancestors. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will help potential buyers get a clearer view of their options in a tightly-packed segment of the automotive industry. Both vehicles standout in interesting ways, but the all-new Honda Passport makes the most of its equipment to build a strong case for itself. The 2019 Honda Passport is available in four distinct trim grades, Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite.

Meridian Honda customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Passport today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Potential buyers who look at the 2019 Honda Passport vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas side-by-side will notice a few physical differences. The 2019 Passport is a two-row crossover SUV platform and its Atlas competitor offers three rows for accommodating passengers. Both are roomy, but the inaugural model of the Passport holds a noticeable advantage. Passengers in the second row of the 2019 Passport can have up to 39.6 inches of legroom. This is about two inches more than the corresponding position in the VW Atlas. Even though the Volkswagen crossover SUV is slightly larger and does offer bit more cargo volume than the Passport, Honda has still built a lot of convenient storage into its latest crossover SUV. In addition to offering up to 77.9 cubic-feet of cargo volume in the Sport trim, the 2019 Honda Passport also makes an under-floor storage compartment available.

 

2019 Passport Sport, 2WD Vs. 2019 VW Atlas
3.5-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 235/258
Nine-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic
3,500 lbs. Towing 2,000 lbs.

 

Performance Specs

All four trim grades of the 2019 Honda Passport will employ the same powertrain. Under the hood of the all-new Honda crossover SUV is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard but all-wheel-drive can be is available across the board. The Elite model comes with all-wheel-drive as standard equipment. On the other side of the equation is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas with two available engines. A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is standard, and it makes 235 horsepower. VW buyers can also choose a V-6 engine with a peak output of 276 horsepower.

A photo of the 2019 Passport with a kayak on the roof.
A photo of the under floor storage in the 2019 Honda Passport.

A photo of the sunroof equipped in some versions of the 2019 Passport.
A photo of the back seats folded down in the 2019 Passport.