The Honda Passport Is On a Comeback Trail

Vehicle Overview

First available during the 1990s, the Passport-a midsize crossover SUV from Honda-is back for another go-round. Although being in a crowded segment can be daunting, the Honda Passport makes a strong account of itself with its large cargo hold, strong engine, and a considerable list of standard features. The latest Honda Passport is split into Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models.

Exterior

The Passport is designed to look tall, long, and sturdy sporting large, 20-inch alloy wheels. Standard on the vehicle are features such as LED headlights with auto on/off capability, LED fog lights, a roofline spoiler, power side mirrors, and dual exhaust outlets. A power sunroof, power tailgate, and heating ability and LED turn indicators on the side mirrors appear on the EX-L. At the Touring trim level, Honda adds roof rails for more cargo-carrying capacity, and hands-free access improves the power tailgate's functionality. Only the Elite has auto-dimming and power-folding abilities on the side mirrors.

Performance

Propelling the latest Honda Passport is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280-horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque for above-average acceleration ability. It is also fuel efficiency-conscious, with idle-stop technology to eliminate unnecessary fuel consumption when driving through Amherst, NY. With the engine tied to a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, driving is smooth and convenient. Front-wheel-drive is standard on the Passport, with all-wheel-drive being an option for improved traction on slick surfaces in Buffalo.

Interior

As a five-seater with two cloth-trimmed rows of seats, the Honda Passport has substantial cargo space. Between the rear seats and the liftgate is 41.2 cubic-feet of standard cargo volume, as well as 2.5 cubic-feet of underfloor storage capacity. In addition, the rear seats can be folded down to maximize cargo space at 77.9 cubic-feet. If you go with the EX-L trim, Honda boosts the cabin with leather seat trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, driver-side 10-way power adjustment and power lumbar support, four-way power adjustment on the front passenger seat, and driver-seat memory to make it more comfortable. Reserved for the Elite trim are perforated leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and front-seat cooling for ultimate comfort.

Features

The Passport's infotainment system combines a seven-speaker AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, an audio jack to play media from mobile devices, and a five-inch color LCD display. There's a second USB port, which is for charging mobile devices. Proximity keyless entry, push-button engine start, and remote engine start are on board to make accessing and starting the engine very convenient. And individualized climate controls are provided to the driver, front-seat passenger, and rear-seat passengers for adjusting their heating and cooling preferences.

Trim Level Overview

At the EX-L trim level, enhancements include the following:

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with a garage-door opener
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Trial SiriusXM Radio subscription
  • CabinControl (for controlling in-car functions remotely)
  • A second charging-only USB port
  • Eight-inch touchscreen

At the Touring trim level, enhancements include the following:

  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Navigation system
  • 10-speaker stereo system

Only the Elite trim gets wireless phone charging ability.

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Safety

Safety on the Honda Passport is highlighted by the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance technologies. Drivers in Kenmore, NY, can expect the following:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Auto high beam technology
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Collision mitigation braking
  • Road departure mitigation

Note that you would need to upgrade to at least the EX-L trim level to add a blind-spot information system, and to the Touring or Elite trim for front and rear parking sensors. Otherwise, all Passport trims near North Tonawanda, NY, include the following safety features:

  • Six airbags
  • Electronic stability and traction control systems
  • Rearview camera
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Hill start assist
  • Anti-theft system

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