2019 Honda Passport vs 2019 Ford Edge

Prepare for Adventure

The 2019 Honda Passport joins competitive Mid-Size SUVs such as the Ford Edge, and among this group, it looks to be very competitive in regards to interior space, features and versatility. Whether you're interested in a vehicle capable of long weekend excursions or just something to comfortably tackle your daily commute, the 2019 Honda Passport is an excellent choice.

Standard feature highlights for the Passport Sport include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless access and ignition, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, Bluetooth, a 5-inch central display and a seven-speaker audio system.

Passport vs Edge Feature Highlights

Quick Specs 2019 Passport Sport 2019 Ford Edge SE
Starting MSRP $31,990[1] $29,995[2]
MPG 25 Hwy / 20 City 29 Hwy / 22 City
Fuel tank Capacity 19.5 gal 18 gal
Est Cruising Range (City - Hwy) 350 - 437.5 mi 342 - 468 mi
Seating Seating for 5 with Rear 60/40 fold-down bench Seating for 5 with Rear 60/40 fold-down bench
Drivetrain FWD Standard (AWD models Available) FWD Standard (AWD models Available)
Transmission 9-Speed Auto 8-Speed Auto
Engine Dual-Injected 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 Twin-Scroll 2.0L 4-cyl EcoBoost® Engine (Standard)
Horsepower 280 hp 250 hp
Torque 262 lb-ft 280 lb-ft
Maximum Towing Capacity (FWD Models) 3500 Lbs 1500 Lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity (AWD Models) 5000 Lbs 3500 Lbs; (Class II Tow package not available on SE)
Underfloor Cargo Area 2.5 ft3 N/A
Cargo Volume (Rear Only) 50.5 ft3 20 ft3
Cargo Volume (Including Seat Area) 100.7 ft3 83.2 ft3
Wheels 20" black alloy 18" Sparkling Silver alloy
Touchscreen Display 5" Standard display; 8" on higher trim models; Ford Sync® 4.2" LCD (SE Std) / Sync® 3 8" LCD on higher trim models
Apple CarPlay Integration Available / Standard on higher models Available / Standard on higher models via Sync 3
Android Auto Integration Available / Standard on higher models Available / Standard on higher models via Sync 3
Mobile Hotspot Capability Available / Standard on higher models Standard (AT&T network)
Ground clearance (unladen) 7.5" 8"

Engine

The Passport's 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 35 more horsepower (280 vs. 245) than the Edge's standard 2.0 turbo 4 cylinder engine.

Transmission

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 Edge.

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 Edge 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 Edge requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.The Passport has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Edge (19.5 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

More Space = More Opportunity for Adventure

The 2019 Honda Passport far outstrips the 2019 Edge in terms of cargo area: 50.5 cubic feet with the seats up and 100.4 cubic feet with the seats down (versus Edge's respective 39.2 cubic feet and 73.4 cubic feet). This translates into more personal space for passengers or greater flexibility in terms of what you bring with you on your next adventure.

Towing Capacity

The Passport's standard towing capacity is much higher than the Edge's (3500 vs. 1500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Ford Edge is only 3500 pounds. The Passport offers up to a 5000 lbs. towing capacity.

Smart Safety Features

Both the Passport and the Edge have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rear-view cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

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 Edge's airbags don't have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Disclosures

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Options and accessories not included. Dealers set own prices.

2 MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.