Take It To The Rack
Motor Trend|May 2019
Take It To The Rack

Drivers Can Still Win When Driving The Family Hauler.

Christian Seabaugh
Quarterfinal 4 - Chevrolet Blazer VS Honda Passport

These entrants representing midsize crossovers are storied names resurrected to cash in on the American family preference for SUVs over sedans. Although neither the Blazer RS AWD nor the Passport Elite AWD will ever be mistaken for their off-road-bred predecessors, they offer tantalizing takes on the form factor.

The Honda Passport is without a doubt the more traditional and familiar. For all intents and purposes, it’s a Honda Pilot with 6 inches lopped off and a slight ride-height increase. Mechanically it sports the same 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive; visually it’s virtually indistinguishable from the Pilot inside and out, save for the lack of a third row and a slightly different grille and bumper

What the Chevrolet Blazer gives up in interior volume to the Passport, it makes up in style. No one will ever mistake the Blazer for anything else—save for maybe a jacked-up four-door Camaro—with its edgy styling and pony car–inspired interior. Like the Honda, the Blazer also has a V-6, a nine-speed auto, and all-wheel drive, though the Chevy’s engine displaces 3.6 liters and makes 308 hp.


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May 2019