The Honda Passport is Making a Comeback!

Honda Bringing Back the Passport

Honda is resurrecting a legacy nameplate and adding to its already impressive lineup of sports utility vehicles. The Passport, which recently made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be available at our dealership in early 2019. What buyers will find is nothing like the old Passport retired by Honda in 2002. That vehicle was based on Isuzu Rodeo SUV. The new five-passenger version is essentially a shortened Pilot as it fits between Honda's full-size SUV and the smaller CR-V.

Features of the all-New Honda Passport

The new Passport has a lot going for it. With a ground clearance that is almost one-inch higher than the Pilot, it's built for off-road fun in addition to your everyday errands. Inside, you'll enjoy 115.9 cubic feet of space for you and your passengers and a total interior volume of 157.1 cubic feet to accommodate anything you want to pack into it. Behind the second row of seats, you'll find 41.2 cubic feet that expands to 77.9 cubic feet if you fold down the seat backs. Not only that, there's another 2.5 cubic feet of storage under the floor.

What are the Powertrain Options?

Honda Passport

Under the hood, the Passport has the same powertrain as the Pilot with a 280 hp V6 engine and 262 pound-feet of torque paired with a nine-speed transmission. Torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive is optional. The Honda Sense suite of active safety systems is standard and includes adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency brakes. If you want to use the Passport for vacation fun, the front-wheel-drive has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds while the all-wheel-drive version can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with an optional towing package. All-wheel drive models also get a selection of driving modes through the Intelligent Traction Management system. You'll also enjoy a four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front.

Which Trims are Available?

Four trims are available: Sport, EX-L, Touring and the Elite. The first three are available in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive versions while the Elite is only available in all-wheel-drive. The exterior features a matte-black grille, LED headlights, definitive wheel arches and a chrome exhaust.

Standard interior features include a 215-watt audio system with a 5.0-inch display monitor and six speakers. Options include a moonroof, power tailgate, second-row sunshades. 4G LTE WiFi and more. The EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims have a 10-speaker premium audio system, an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Learn More About the New Honda Passport

We're excited about the possibilities that the new Passport can offer our customers. If the Passport sounds like it's the vehicle for you, don't hesitate to call our sales department or stop by our dealership. We'll give you further information on the new Passport and contact you when these great new SUVs arrive on our lot so that you can view them yourself and take a test drive.

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