The Honda Passport has made a triumphant return to the United States this year, offering Los Angeles County drivers yet another worthwhile option for their hard-earned dollars. We thought it might be beneficial to see how the all-new Honda Passport matches up to the Ford Edge in the areas that matter most to our Carson customers. Read on to see how things turned out.

Performance That Goes a Long Way on the 405

Your Honda Passport comes furnished with a standard 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 engine that manufactures 280 horsepower, more than the Edge and its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four can manage with an output of 250 horses. The Honda Passport also enjoys and advantage when it comes to max towing capability, as it's rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds -- more than double the 1,500 pounds the Edge can pull.

The Honda Passport also employs an engine control system that can shut down half of the engine's cylinders when full power isn't needed, helping to improve efficiency on the way to Long Beach. The Edge doesn't offer such a system; combined with the fact that the Edge has the smaller gas tank, this means you'll be stopping for a refill much more often in the Ford. While both SUVs come with automatic transmissions, the Honda Passport features paddle shifters that allow you to take command of gear changes if you wish.

Space for People, and Their Things

The larger passenger volume offered by the Honda Passport means that front- and second-row passengers enjoy more personal space, always a key when you're on a long road trip. When the rear seats are in use or upright, the Honda Passport offers 11.3 more cubic feet of cargo space than the Edge manages; fold those seats down, and maximum cargo capacity in the Honda Passport blossoms to 100.7 cubic feet -- while the Edge only offers a maximum of 73.4 cubic feet.

We think it's pretty clear that the Honda Passport holds the advantage when going head-to-head with the Ford Edge. Visit Carson Honda, your Honda Dealer in LA County, at your convenience to meet with our multi-lingual team and explore one in person.

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