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Exploring different crossovers and midsize SUVs for the perfect daily carpool fit? Here at Bill Dodge Nissan, we regularly recommend the 2019 Nissan Murano to shoppers that value rewarding family travel experiences. From its sporty styling to the intelligent settings and systems it incorporates, this fuel-efficient new Nissan model helps you effectively maximize every moment on the open road.

To put these qualities into better perspective, we gathered competitive comparison research. Studying the head-to-head features and specifications of the new Nissan Murano and another family-friendly challenger in the Honda Passport, our team uncovered distinct advantages that set one model apart from the other. Review our findings below to discover which vehicle stood out in this analysis.

Head-to-Head Midsize SUV Comparison


While both SUVs feature V6 engines that pack a considerable punch, the Murano's fuel efficiency estimates give this new Nissan model an edge in overall capabilities. Featuring 28 miles per gallon highway compared to 25 miles per gallon highway in respective base powertrain configurations, extra value is established for common behind-the-wheel routines.


The 2019 Nissan Murano and Honda Passport both come well equipped with digital settings and infotainment settings. But for optimal connectivity and a modern drive you appreciate, we suggest siding with the new Nissan SUV. The head-to-head technology specifications for both models are as follows:

  • Standard HD radio vs. not available (Sport trim)
  • Standard satellite radio vs. not available (Sport trim)
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration vs. not available (Sport trim)
  • Standard three 12V DC power outlets vs. two 12V DC power outlets
  • Available 11-speaker sound system vs. 10-speaker sound system

Comfort & Convenience

The 2019 Nissan Murano again beats out its Honda Passport competition in a category that prospective SUV shoppers deeply value. Featuring a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar seat support, acclimating within the cabin comes easier before departure. Alternatively, the Honda Passport features a four-way adjustable driver’s seat with no base lumbar seat settings. And while both vehicles feature available sunroof configurations, the new Nissan Murano’s panoramic roof functionality speaks to the superior craftsmanship and operational advantages this model enjoys.


The 2019 Nissan Murano features class-exclusive safety systems that its Honda Passport competition doesn’t offer, adding to the reassurance you experience while seated inside. A class-exclusive standard intelligent forward collision warning, one of many driver-assistance response settings to prevent potential accidents from occurring, isn’t available with the opposition’s base trim level. For improved awareness of surroundings, the Murano also features a class-leading Intelligent Around View® Monitor, yet another active safety appliance that the competing Honda Passport doesn’t offer.

Our Verdict – The 2019 Nissan Murano Warrants a Test Drive in Saco, ME

From fuel efficiency estimates to comfort creatures, cabin appliances, built-in connectivity and advanced safety, the 2019 Nissan Murano excels over its head-to-head challenger in the 2019 Honda Passport.

For these advantages and the special qualities that this new Nissan model is known for, we invite you to stop by our dealer location for a test drive during regular business hours! Give us a call with questions and to learn more today.