2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Honda Passport

The Toyota Highlander is one of the charter members of the crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry. In the several years it has been in production, the Highlander family of three-row crossover SUVs has routinely set the bar for the rest of the class. When the 2020 class of Toyota vehicles starts to arrive at the Colonial Toyota showroom, the all-new Highlander will be leading the automaker’s crossover SUVs. A new design and upgraded smartphone-based connectivity technology for the vehicle will make a head-to-head comparison of the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Honda Passport all the more important to buyers heading to the Milford-based showroom. The 2020 Highlander will clearly demonstrate key advantages over its newest Honda rival including standard features and interior space. Customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 203-403-6890.
Abundant interior space has always been a hallmark of the Toyota Highlander and that trend is continuing for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Toyota Highlander offers three rows of seating across its entire trim ladder. Customers will be able to choose between seven- and eight-passenger versions, depending on which version they choose to take home. On the Honda side of the equation, its newest crossover SUV only has two rows with space to accommodate just five passengers. In terms of overall interior cargo volume, the 2020 Highlander is still a strong competitor though the 2019 Passport does offer the smallest of advantages. However, given the additional passenger space, the tiny disparity isn’t going to amount to much. Finally, the 2020 Highlander will feature full smartphone compatibility. Passport buyers will need to choose more expensive models to match the new Highlander.

2020 Toyota Highlander


2019 Honda Passport

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
295/263 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
5,000 lbs. Std. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.
8 Passengers Max. Seating Capacity 5 Passengers

Performance Specs

Colonial Toyota customers choosing the gasoline-powered version of the 2020 Toyota Highlander will now only have one engine option to choose from. The four-cylinder engine will now only be paired with the new Highlander Hybrid. Under the hood of the 2020 Highlander will be a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Honda Passport isn’t available with a hybrid option at this time. Additionally, its 3.5-liter, V-6 engine has a peak output some 15-horsepower less than what is standard for the 2020 Toyota Highlander.
A front right quarter photo of the 2020 Highlander in a photo studio.
A rear right quarter photo of the 2020 Toyota Highlander in a photo studio.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Highlander.
A photo of the maximum available cargo volume in the 2020 Highlander.