Finding the right crossover vehicle for your family can be difficult, especially since the segment is so competitive. Here, we look at two options in this segment — the 2019 Honda Passport and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 — to determine which one is the best choice for your needs.
Performance & Capabilities
The size of your crossover’s engine can influence your driving experience. If you’re the type of driver that wants a boost of power when you hit the pedal, then the Passport is a better choice for you than the RAV4. The Passport comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This is the only engine option the Passport offers.
The RAV4 does have more engine options than the Passport, but its standard power isn’t as good. Its standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
When you head out on the open road, if you’re planning on towing extra cargo with you then your crossover’s capabilities are important. The 2019 Passport can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, while the RAV4 can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.*
Cargo and passenger space are important considerations if you’re looking for a family-friendly crossover. In both areas, the 2019 Passport offers more than the 2019 RAV4. The Passport has 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, which means there is ample space for passengers to stretch out. Passenger volume for the RAV4 is only 98.9 cubic feet.
If you’re heading out for a new adventure, then it’s likely you will want to bring your gear with you. While each of these models have versatile interiors, the Passport’s cargo capacity is just larger. It changes depending on the model you choose, both Honda’s crossover offers a maximum cargo space of 50.5 cubic feet behind the second-row seats. This number grows to 100.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. Comparatively, the RAV4 only has 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats. This number grows to 69.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.
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*5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models with accessory ATF cooler; 3,500 lbs. for AWD models without accessory ATF cooler and 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.