January 14, 2020
The 2020 Honda Passport is a five-passenger midsize SUV, one that offers plenty of space for families and comes in four trim levels. Each trim is available in front or all-wheel drive except for the Elite trim, which comes in all-wheel drive only. Every version of the SUV is equipped with 20-inch wheels, Honda’s driver assistant features, and the company’s safety gear.
The Passport ranges in price from around $33,000 to slightly more than $44,500. Honda equipped the vehicle with its i-VTEC 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. For fuel economy, the front-wheel-drive model gets 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway while the all-wheel-drive version achieves 19 miles per gallon on city streets and 21 miles per gallon when drivers take it out on the open road.
Inside the Passport, SUV buyers will be pleased with the amount of headroom that’s available as well as the space in the backseat. The rear seats slide and recline for extra passenger comfort. The 2020 Honda Passport offers owners 41.2 cubic feet of space with the second row in use and 77.9 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. Honda also added an under-floor compartment area that features bins that owners can remove and wash.
The Passport offers passengers a quiet ride, and the vehicle’s nine-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly while delivering steady power. Drivers will notice that the steering is sporty and precise, making it an exciting vehicle to drive. The SUV features a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that includes four-mode traction management with sand, mud and snow driving modes. It handles itself well over various types of terrain and during all-season driving.
Honda didn’t skimp when it came to designing the cabin. The Passport features a good balance of buttons for heating controls and radio volume as well as touchscreen applications. The base trim comes with a 5-inch infotainment display, but for the other trims, Honda is including an 8-inch touchscreen, one that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other available options include a hands-free tailgate, heated steering wheel, a towing package and heated and ventilated front seats.
The 2020 Honda Passport features the same wheelbase as the Pilot, but the Passport is six inches shorter. It is also an inch taller and wider, resulting in a great look and ideal proportions. The Passport comes with a sloped back window that gives it a zippy appearance. It also has a rugged looking grille.
For those who want a perfectly sized SUV, the Passport checks all the boxes. The 2020 Honda Passport is a vehicle that offers the utility and style that people want.