The 2019 Honda Passport seen by the experts

December 30 2018,

The 2019 Honda Passport seen by the experts

One of the most anticipated models of the Los Angeles Auto Show held in November, the 2019 Honda Passport is now one of the most anticipated models of the coming year. Let's see what experts think about the new Honda SUV.

As midsized SUVs continue to proliferate and shoppers migrate from sedans to SUVs, a five-passenger version of the Pilot makes a lot of sense, appealing to families that just don’t need a three-row SUV. The off-road capability is a nice addition, but the majority of the Passports sold are likely to be adventuring on pavement – Consumer Reports

---

The Passport is six inches shorter than the Pilot, but the two share a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. In the Passport, a 9-speed automatic transmission is standard and it can send power to either the front or all four wheels. The optional all-wheel-drive system is shared with the Pilot and includes several traction control modes for slippery terrain. Uniquely, all-wheel-drive Passports sit about three-quarters of an inch higher off the ground than front-drive models. With a running ground clearance of 8.4 inches, the Pilot can climb over obstacles that would stop the Ford Edge – The Car Connection 

---  

The Honda Passport is back—but this time, it’s a far cry from the rebadged Isuzu SUV that wore this name in the 1990s. This new model is instead a mid-size crossover that is larger than the CR-V and will essentially be a smaller version of the three-row Honda Pilot. The Passport will go up against crossovers such as the Ford Edge, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Nissan Murano. Under the hood is the same 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission as the Pilot. Front-wheel drive is standard; Honda's all-wheel-drive system, dubbed i-VTM4 (Intelligent Variable Torque Management), is optional. It features drive settings for Normal, Sand, Snow, and Mud, and is capable of directing torque using the brakes without the added cost, weight, or complexity of a torque-vectoring differential – Car & Driver

To learn more, contact us today at Halton Honda.  

Price quote Contact us

Other Articles That May Interest You

The 2019 Honda CR-V has a model for everyone +

January 31 2019,

The 2019 Honda CR-V has a model for everyone

There are plenty of reasons to like the 2019 Honda CR-V, and plenty of versions to choose from once you decide this is the compact SUV for you. One of the best-selling sport utility vehicles in Canada, the 2019 Honda CR-V has always managed to stand out in its segment by offering buyers an impressive combination of performance, comfort, fuel economy, and versatility. And with 5 versions to... Read more
2019 Honda Passport takes the world by storm in LA +

November 30 2018,

2019 Honda Passport takes the world by storm in LA

The Honda Passport was originally a rebadged Isuzu SUV that was sold in the United States about 15 years ago. Today, it’s a brand-new Honda SUV that will slot between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot when it goes on sale later this year. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, the 2019 Honda Passport promises to be a different kind of Honda SUV. Sure it will be comfortable and packed... Read more