The 2019 Honda Passport in Clear Lake was built to explore, and this rugged midsize SUV has more to offer than the 2019 Subaru Outback. So without wasting any more time, keep reading to see why this Honda is the missing piece to your next adventure.
There are plenty of reasons to choose the Passport for your next vessel of exploration, as it has an engine control system to shut down half of its cylinders to help improve fuel efficiency. Another feature to help you save on fuel is the automatic system that can turn the engine on and off when in heavy traffic or at a stoplight. The Outback doesn’t offer these two features, and it also has a smaller fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons versus the Passport’s 19.5 gallons. When you finally do have to fill up the tank, you can smile, knowing that the Passport has a capless fueling system to reduce fuel evaporation, which causes pollution.
When going off-road or rolling through the city, you won’t have to worry about traction and handling due to the Passport’s larger standard tires than the Outback (245/50R20 vs. 225/65R17). The tires on the Sport and EX-L models also provide better handling due to having a lower 50 series profile (vs. 65 series profile), which provides a stiffer sidewall. If you ever need to fill the air in the Passport’s tires, you can rely on the easy tire fill system to ensure they’re inflated to the proper pressure. The Outback doesn’t offer monitored tire inflation, so you would have to be careful not to over or under inflate.
What’s a good SUV if you can’t fit the whole family in for a road trip? Thankfully with the Passport, you won’t have to worry about passenger space because it has 7.8 cubic feet of more passenger volume than the Outback. With all of that extra hip, shoulder, and legroom throughout the cabin, you can travel longer without your passengers feeling cooped up. The Passport also has a much larger cargo area, whether you choose to have the rear seats upright or lowered. With the back seats up, the Passport has 41.2 cubic feet versus the Outbacks 35.5 cubic feet, and if you choose to lower the seats, that expands to a spacious 77.9 cubic feet. Lowering the rear seats are a breeze in the Passport because it has an automatic feature that lowers them without you having to do any lifting or sliding.
If you want to know more about the 2019 Honda Passport in Clear Lake, visit us this weekend for a test-drives at Honda of Clear Lake! Before you know it, you might just be driving off into the sunset in an all-new rugged SUV!