Slotting in between the CR-V and Pilot, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport blends on-road refinement with offroad capabilities. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of toque sent to the front or all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic, while driving modes include sand, snow and mid.
Honda’s optional i-VTM4 all-wheel-drive system can send 70% of torque rearwards, and up to 100% to either left or right wheels. FWD models boast a 3,500-pound towing capacity, increasing to 5,000 pounds on AWD models equipped with the towing package.
The Passport’s rugged good looks are highlighted with 20-inch black wheels, blacked out grille and bumper, and are backed up with McPherson struts up front and a multi-link independent rear suspension.
The five-seater comes with plenty of cabin space and tech toys including a seven-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen and color Multi-Information Display (MID), as well as an optional eight-inch touchscreen.
The 2019 Honda Passport will go on sale early next year, with pricing to be announced nearer the time.
|Sport FWD||3.5-liter V6 Gas||9-Speed Automatic||Front wheel drive||$29,253||$31,990|
|Sport AWD||3.5-liter V6 Gas||9-Speed Automatic||All wheel drive||$30,986||$33,890|
|EX-L FWD||3.5-liter V6 Gas||9-Speed Automatic||Front wheel drive||$33,285||$36,410|