2019 Best Midsize SUVs Offer Power and Capability

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    For drivers in the West Michigan area, a midsize SUV can offer drivers power and all-wheel drive capability on the road, even on slippery or snowy surfaces that you’re sure to encounter throughout the long winters. Midsize SUVs also offer a spacious and versatile interior that is ideal for families on the go and drivers with active lifestyles. The 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Honda Passport are both rugged, versatile, and comfortable for everyday driving—whether you’re on the daily commute or the weekend adventure.

2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Honda Pilot is a 7- or 8-passenger midsize SUV that strikes a balance between form and function. It’s capable on the road, spacious inside, and elegant and high-tech inside and out.


Cabin Space

The 2019 Honda Pilot comes standard as an 8-passenger vehicle with 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. Even tall adults sitting in the rear seats will have plenty of leg and headroom to sit comfortably for long journeys. Starting with the Touring model, drivers can opt for available captain’s chairs, which makes the Pilot a 7-passenger vehicle.


Fuel Economy

Depending on which model of the Pilot is right for you, the fuel economy estimates vary slightly, but every model achieves impressive economy for its class. Drivers can drive for longer distances on the road with less visits to the pump, which is a better choice for the environment and for your wallet.

  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic – 19 city / 27 highway / 22 combined mpg*
  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX AWD 6-Speed Automatic – 18 city / 26 highway / 21 combined mpg*
  • 2019 Honda Pilot Touring 2WD 9-Speed Automatic – 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined mpg*
  • 2019 Honda Piot Touring AWD 9_Speed Automatic – 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg*

2019 Honda Pilot Sensing


The Pilot features a well-equipped cabin that provides comforts and conveniences to support everyday driving, as well as touches of luxury throughout the trim levels. Honda Sensing, a suite of driver-assistive technology that includes systems that prevent, warn, and mitigate incidents, come standard on every model of the Pilot. Smartphone integration and a rear entertainment system with Blu-Ray Player are just a few of the available features on the upper trim levels.

Available Trims

Coming in 5 trim levels, the Pilot model lineup runs the gamut of comfort, convenience, technology, and entertainment. The standard LX comes equipped with push button start, rear seat heater ducts, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, and more. Climb up to the EX to get smartphone integration, and the upper trim levels for a navigation system and a rear entertainment system.

2019 Honda Pilot Exterior Front Grille Closeup


With a V6 engine under the hood, the Pilot is powerful and capable on the road and produces up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. For drivers who need the Pilot to tow, the standard Pilot is ready to tow up to 3,500 lbs. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 lbs.


As a family-friendly hauler, the Pilot takes safety as a top priority. With a long list of standard active and passive safety features, the Pilot is equipped with seatbelts, airbags, and an innovative body design that can absorb crash energy and distribute it away from the occupants sitting inside the cabin. Every model also comes equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technology, and more.

2019 Honda Passport

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport is a rugged and sporty SUV with plenty of cargo space and “enhanced off-road ability” according to Edmunds.com. Larger than the CR-V but smaller than the Pilot, the Passenger fills a hole for drivers looking for a 5-passenger midsize SUV.

2019 Honda Passport AWD Interior Seating Overview

Cabin Space

The Passport offers a spacious and versatile cabin. The rear seat is at a 60/40 split and allows for several different seating and cargo configurations to accommodate more or awkwardly-shaped items without sacrificing all of the seating. Depending on whether the front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive version is right for you, the cargo dimensions will vary slightly. For the most cargo room, fold the rear seat down completely flat to reveal up to 100.7 cubic feet of cargo room.

2019 Honda Passport Exterior Rear Angle Driver Side Winter


Powered by an athletic V6 engine, the Honda Passport earns up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. For drivers who need to tow light-weight trailers, teardrop campers, and the like, the Passport is ready to tow up to 3,500 with standard front wheel drive. For drivers who need to tow heavier loads, opt for available all-wheel drive so the Passport can tow up to 5,000 lbs.

Fuel Economy

The Passport achieves impressive fuel economy, which saves drivers more money over time. The fuel economy will vary slightly depending on whether front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is right for you.

  • 2019 Honda Passport 2WD – 20 city / 25 highway / 22 combined mpg*
  • 2019 Honda Passport AWD – 19 city / 24 highway / 22 combined mpg*


The Passport is a sporty and rugged SUV but that doesn’t mean it skimps out on comfort, convenience, and ways to stay connected when behind the wheel. Standard features include push button start, a 215-watt audio system with 7 speakers, including a subwoofer, and a multi-functional center console for extra storage.

Available Trims

Coming in four trim levels, the Passport boasts a comfortable and even luxurious interior. For drivers wanting the most features, the top-of-the-line Elite model includes a wireless phone charger, heated and ventilated front seats, and a navigation system that helps guide you to your destination.


The Passport includes an extensive list of safety features includes a multi-angle rearview camera and the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technology as standard mainstays on every model. Starting with the EX-L model, the Passport also includes a Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor which helps drivers see more of their surroundings.

Compact SUVs

For drivers looking for more compact SUV options, the 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Honda CR-V are both capable and versatile while offering a more compact stance on the road, which can easily maneuver through tight spaces or narrow roads. Both vehicles come with available all-wheel drive for better control and all-season driving.


Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2019 Honda Passport by contacting us or visiting your nearest West Michigan Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the mid-size SUV that is right for you with a test drive today.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage
will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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