And it will cost more than the three-row Pilot again.
When Honda brought back the Honda Passport after a 17-year hiatus, we held our collective breath. The hope was that Honda wouldn't just make another crossover suitable only for hauling the kids and gear around. While it went a bit further than that, it wasn' ta full-on traditional SUV either. Instead, the Passport straddles the middle ground of family hauler and adventure vehicle. It may not be to everyone's liking, but it's a segment in demand, and Honda has delivered something really rather good. The 2020 model is about to arrive on dealers forecourts, and, like last year, the price is on the premium side.
The Passport sits in Honda's crossover lineup as being larger than the compact CR-V, but more sporty and adventure-seeking than the larger family-oriented Honda Pilot. It's also built on the same platform and uses the same engine as the Honda Pilot. However, it is shorter than the three-row Pilot and delivers more of an athletic experience. As such, the entry-level Passport Sport comes in two-wheel-drive form and starts at $31,990 again. That's $540 more than the Pilot, and before a destination charge of $1,095. All-wheel drive adds $2,000 onto the price. So, including delivery, your all-wheel-drive adventure starts at $35,085.
From there, there are three more trim levels in the form of EX-L, Touring, and Elite. The EX-L is available in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Including delivery charges, the EX-L costs $37,505 and $39,505 respectively, and the Touring trim starts at $40,375 and $42,375.
The fully loaded Elite trimmed Passport only comes with the drive going to all four wheels, and carries a price tag of $44,875 including delivery. All models come with 20-inch wheels, a matte-black grille, Honda Sensing as standard, and the all-important raised ride height and 280 horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine.