For East Stroudsburg and Bethlehem drivers craving more adventure in their life, Honda has added a new SUV to its 2019 lineup: the Passport. How well does this vehicle stand up to its competitors? Ray Price Honda is helping you see that for yourself in our 2019 Honda Passport vs. Subaru Forester comparison.

Read on to see which SUV is better prepared for your adventures throughout Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, and Easton.

2019 Honda Passport

2019 Subaru Forester

Max Horsepower



Max Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

1,500 pounds

Total Passenger Volume

115.9 cubic feet

111.9 cubic feet

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Performance in the Passport vs Forester

The 2019 Subaru Forester comes with a 4-cylinder BOXER® engine that provides 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2019 Honda Passport offers significantly more power, with a V6 engine that delivers an impressive 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Not only is there a noticeable difference when you hit the gas, but that extra power also means you can do more. While the Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, the towing capacity of the Passport starts at 3,500 pounds.

If you opt for a properly equipped all-wheel drive Passport, that towing capacity increases to an impressive 5,000 pounds. Whether you're looking to pull a jet ski, pop-up camping trailer, or small hard-side RV, the Passport is your ticket to adventure.

Comparing Interior Comforts

When you're settling in for a faraway adventure, you and your passengers will have more room to get comfortable in the 2019 Honda Passport. It offers 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to only 111.9 cubic feet in the Forester.

Rear-seat passengers especially will enjoy the extra room the Passport provides, with more space in every dimension than the Forester-from headroom and legroom to shoulder and hip room.

Plus, no matter what the temperature is outside, everyone in the Passport can find their preferred temperature in the fully equipped cabin. After all, this new Honda SUV comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control. This standard amenity is better than even the upgrade on the Forester, which offers dual-zone automatic climate control.

The 2019 Passport takes that interior comfort even farther with an option for ventilated front seats-something you won't find in the Forester. However, both vehicles do offer the option for heated front and rear seats.

Exterior Features

Both the Honda Passport and the Subaru Forester have eight exterior color options to choose from, ranging from classic whites and silvers to bold red and blue or earthy green and brown. However, each option is brighter and bolder in the Passport-just like your next adventure.

Additionally, both SUVs come standard with stylish LED headlights. You'll be able to better navigate those foggy mountain drives in the Passport, though, since it comes with standard LED fog lights. These lights are only available as an upgrade option in the Forester. Between the headlights, the Passport has a wider, more athletic grill than the Forester, hinting at the additional muscle underneath the hood.

2019 Honda Passport vs Subaru Forester: Your Thoughts

From impressive performance to interior comforts and exterior style, Ray Price Honda thinks the 2019 Honda Passport is the clear winner in this faceoff.

Ready to try it for yourself in East Stroudsburg and Bethlehem? See how the 2019 Honda Passport handles the mountains near Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, and Easton by visiting our Honda dealer for a test drive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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