The Honda Passport is back after a long absence with the 2019 model. It has been completely redesigned and is now more attractive than ever. The midsize SUV crossover can comfortably seat five people in a spacious and elegant cabin. The Passport has enough cargo space to offer solid utility. The Passport can be fitted with an optional all-wheel drive system and up to 8.1 inches ground clearance.
The Honda Passport is the Honda brand’s all-round competence. The Passport’s interior is spacious and comfortable. This SUV can shine both on paved roads and off-road.
Pricing and Trims
Passport buyers have the option of choosing from four trim levels: Sport (EX-L), Touring (Touring), and Elite.
The base Sport trim starts at $32,000. The base Sport trim rides on 20-inch alloy wheels and comes standard with exterior features like power-adjustable side and rear mirrors, rear privacy glasses, dual exhaust finishers and LED fog lights, daytime running lights, and automatic high beam headlights. The Passport Sport also features a tilt-and telescoping steering column and keyless entry and ignition. It also has tri-zone automatic climate controls, Bluetooth connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, and rearview cameras. Lane-keeping assistance is available. The crossover is equipped with an underfloor storage area in the cargo area.
The EX-L trim level is next, starting at $36,500. The exterior features of the Passport Sport are enhanced by this trim, which includes heated side mirrors and a sunroof. The EX-L trim adds illuminated vanity mirrors to the cabin. It also includes integrated rear sunshades and an auto-dimming rearview. EX-L models have an 8-inch touchscreen, HD, satellite radio, and an SMS text message-message function, which allows hands-free texting. You and your passengers can also connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot while you are on the road. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Google Assistant are available as standard. This allows for seamless smartphone integration. The EX-L includes blind-spot warning technology that will help you make safer lane changes. Rear cross-traffic alert is also available in this trim. This technology will notify you if an object is in your path while you make rearward maneuvers.
The Touring trim starts around $39,000. This trim level includes exterior features like roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, and a hands-free powerliftgate. You can avoid any dents and dings when parking in tight spaces by using standard front and rear parking sensors. Passport Touring adds heated rear seats and a premium 10-speaker audio system. It also includes a satellite-linked navigation system, an audio compass, and a 110-volt power outlet.
The Elite trim is for those who desire the best amenities. It starts at $43,500. This trim level includes exterior features like auto-dimming mirrors and rain-sensing wipers. The Elite trim adds ventilated front seats, LED map lights and a heated steering wheel to the cabin.
Performance and Engine
All Honda Passport SUVs feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pounds-feet torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission shifts the gears. All-wheel drive is available on the Touring, EXL and Sport trims. Only the Elite trim comes with all-wheel drive.
The Passport can tow up 5,000 pounds. The front-wheel drive gets you 20/25 mpg in the city/highway. Fuel economy drops to 19/24 MPG with all-wheel drive.
The Passport’s cabin is stylish and elegant. High seating positions provide excellent outward visibility for the driver. Large doors allow for easy entry and exit. Standard with the base Sport trim is cloth upholstery. All other trims include leather upholstery.
Honda’s Passport has lots of cargo space. This crossover has 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats in place. All models come standard with a split-folding rear bench seat. You can store up to 100.8 cubic feet of cargo when the rear seat is lowered.