2020 Honda Passport is a two-row/5-passenger crossover SUV that hangs perfectly between smaller CR-V and larger Pilot. This mid-size crossover carries more aggressive styling, adapted to the off-road terrains. The Passport comes with front-wheel drive as a standard system. The all-wheel-drive will be available as well. Surely, you’ll notice a lot of design connections to the larger relative, Honda Pilot.
The cabin is comfortable, with excellent storage options. Still, under the hood of Passport will be just one engine option – a 3.5-liter V6 unit. But, don’t you worry, this drivetrain is powerful enough to achieve any task. The new model may not be as spacious as the 3-row SUVs, but the Passport just enough room in the cabin, modernly design exterior, and superior safety features.
2020 Honda Passport will receive several design cues from the Honda Pilot. But, the new Passport is six inches longer, even though the wheelbase stays the same. Plus, the upcoming prototype is an inch wider, and the ground clearance is around inch higher. This addition will provide extra room under the bod of the crossover, and give the Passport a possibility for better off-road performance. The company will add a couple of new characteristics to make this SUV into a genuine all-terrain model.
Furthermore, a steeper back-window angle brings a sportier look to the rear side. On top of that, all of the surface sheet metals are unique and different. The Passport offers 20-inch wheels as a standard option and elegantly designed front face. Small variations in appearance will surely give a more sturdy stance and striking look. Additionally, the subsequent changes will provide more conforming proportions and better ground clearance.
2020 Honda Passport Interior
The interior of the forthcoming 2020 Honda Passport is comfortable, inventive, and practical. The cargo area offers up to 77.9 cubic feet capacity, far better than the adversaries like Hyundai Santa Fe or Ford Edge. Similarly, there’s an additional plastic bin under the cargo floor. These bins are ideal for storing gear, valuables, or similar items.
Also, the containers are detachable so that you can arrange the space and access to the spear tire more easily. The cabin is, in a way, an upgraded version of the Pilot. The interior design comes with a right balance between contemporary infotainment technology, and mechanical buttons. The switches control vital functions like heat, air-conditioning, volume, etc.
Besides, the Sport trim arrives with a 5-inch monitor, while the EX-L, Touring, and Elite add an 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are part of the standard equipment for all trims, but the entry-level Sport. 2020 Passport introduces Honda Sensing, the company’s exclusive suite of safety peculiarities. Honda Sensing will be standard for all versions.
2020 Honda Passport delivers a vibrant color palette, with eight outer and two interior color possibilities. Any of these tints are visually different and matches perfectly with the Passport’s character and form. So, for the exterior, you can pick Black Cooper Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Deep Scarlet Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, and White Diamond Pearl. Those values are accessible on all trim levels.
On top of that, the Sport contributes withe two additional color options – Black Forest Pearl, and White Diamond Pearl. For the inside, the choices are Black or Grey, and those color are available through all trim levels. That’s it for the Passport paint preferences. We left you with the hard part of selecting just one color to be the right one.
2020 Honda Passport Specs
2020 Honda Passport will use the same powertrain as the big brother, the Pilot. This unit is a direct-injection engine, strong enough to efficiently manage the size of the Passport. The drivetrain makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque t 4,700 rpm. The estimated EPA city/highway fuel economy is 20/25 mpg FWD and 19/24 mpg AWD.
The mill is linked to the 9-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission is genuinely a refreshment in comparison to the CVT used in the previous model. Also, the Japanese carmaker announced the developing of a four-cylinder mill, beside the usual 3.5-liter unit. To wrap up this part of the review, the maximum towing capacity of 2020 Passport will be 5,000 pounds.
Release Date and Price
The MSRP of 2002 Honda Passport Sport is $32,000. The EX-L comes with a $6,000 higher starting price than the base model. The Touring has a price of around $40,000. However, if you want the top-line Elite with more standard equipment and packages, that will cost just above $44,000.
Although the starting price of 2020 Passport is higher than most of the rivals, this mid-size crossover arrives with more equipment than any comparable SUV. For example, the Elite can be matched with the Ford Edge or Nissan Murano by technology features and comfort. The official release date is still unknown. But, we expect the sales will start in the first quartal of 2020.