When you’re shopping for a midsize crossover SUV, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Passport can’t help but catch your eye. Which of these roomy, tech-savvy options should you choose? Our comparison guide has the details you need to decide.
Passenger Space & Comfort: It’s a Tie!
When it comes to lasting comfort and generous passenger space, both the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Passport shine. These crossovers were designed to provide up to five passengers with road-trip-friendly leg- and elbowroom. And, with upscale options like leather upholstery and heated seats, you can even enjoy a little luxury. Moreover, both crossovers deliver a smooth ride, so you can even feel good about bumpy roads.
Savviest Tech Lineup: 2020 Chevrolet Blazer
If you’re looking for a family-friendly crossover that keeps devices charged and offers easy, hands-free access to infotainment options, the Blazer is your best option. Every trim model comes standard with two USB and two USB-C ports as well as an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. If the unexpected happens, the OnStar emergency telematics system helps you out with roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, or automatic emergency notification.
The 2020 Passport doesn’t come standard with quite as many tech features. The base model does include some high-tech safety features, like lane keeping assist and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. However, if you want infotainment technology – like a touchscreen or Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity – you must pay extra.
Max Towing Capacity: 2020 Honda Passport
Equipped with all-wheel drive, the Passport can tow up to 5,000 pounds. With front-wheel drive, that figure drops to 3,500 pounds. Either way, though, the Honda Passport is a sturdy little Jet Ski hauler.
The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is a little less capable, but it will tow plenty of big toys. With all-wheel drive, max tow ratings reach 4,500 pounds. With front-wheel drive, the maximum drops to 1,500 pounds.
Sporty Performance: 2020 Chevrolet Blazer
If you’re looking for a crossover that drives more like a sports car, you can’t go wrong with the 2020 Blazer. In addition to its strong engine options (the most powerful of which is a 308-horsepower V6), Chevy’s midsize crossover is especially agile. Add all-wheel drive for an even sportier ride down winding roads.
Although the Passport’s V6 engine (280 horsepower) isn’t quite as powerful as the Blazer version, you can expect quick acceleration. Honda’s crossover also supplies excellent handling, boosting driver confidence on twisty roads. However, when you need to really hit the brakes, the Passport can go into a bit of a nosedive, cutting down on your sense of stability.
The 2020 Honda Passport will definitely tow some of your biggest toys, but the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is the total package. We think you’ll agree that its sporty performance and tech-savvy, modern cabin set it apart from competitors.