All-New 2019 Honda Passport: The SUV King Has Arrived

Recently released and available for sale and lease today at a Honda dealership near you, the all-new Passport is everything you want in an SUV. Slotted between the compact CR-V and full-size Pilot, the 2019 Honda Passport essentially fills a void both in Honda’s crossover roster and our hearts. Featuring the latest and greatest gizmos and gadgets known to humankind, this spacious and rugged 5-seat adventurer is a no-fuss, all-fun midsize SUV that can take on just about anything.

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Ample Power For Every Adventure

Need to trek up the Rockies? The new Passport SUV makes that task less than arduous. Paired with a new nine-speed transmission, the Honda Passport’s 3.5L V6 – which makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-foot of torque – seems like it was built for the Mile High City. Matched with an i-VTM AWD system that can push 70% of FWD power to the rear wheels, that V6 is capable of lugging around up to 5,000 pounds (it can tow a lot).

Better yet are its variable drive modes that alter throttling, torque vectoring, and all that jazz. In Mud Mode or Sand Mode, the Passport adjusts its traction and stability control to reduce slippage. Pop the Passport from Normal Mode to Snow Mode, and those mountain ranges become your playground. Half of that off-roading ability comes from the Passport’s exceptional approach and breakover angles of 21.4 degrees and 17.3 degrees, respectively.

Honda Pilot-lite

Although the new Passport shares platforms and wheelbases with the Pilot, Honda’s new SUV stands out on its own. About 6 inches shorter than the Pilot, the Honda Passport features a darker front grille, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free power tailgate, and sporty splashes from front to back and side to side. In fact, with an equipped roof rack, the Passport is perhaps the sportiest, off-road-iest, rugged-iest SUV in Honda’s lineup.

Inside you’ll find a perforated leather steering wheel, heated seats, a wide power moonroof, a roomy center storage console, and gloriously glorious tech in the dash. Passport EX-L trims and above get a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, CabinControl, 3 total USB charging ports, mobile hotspot, optional tri-zone climate, available wireless charging, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Upgraded Passport trims also get an advanced 7-inch digital driver information display that is customizable. Owners can view important details about the Passport’s operation here, including audio stuff, mileage stuff, drive mode stuff, and AWD power consumption stuff.

The Honda Sensing suite is also standard starting with the base Passport Sport trim (sans Blind Spot Information System, which is standard on EX-L models and up). This includes Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Auto High-Beams, as well as secondary safety features such as SmartVent® side airbags, LED Daytime Running Lights, and TPMS with Tire Fill Assist.

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Passport to Space (It’s Spacious…)

What makes the 2019 Passport such a capable do-gooder is its interior volume. A true 5-seater, the Passport offers 115.9 cu. ft. of passenger volume, which is more than many other rivals in the midsize SUV segment. Front headroom comes in at a pleasant 40.1 inches, while 39.6 inches of rear legroom punches everyone’s ticket to Comfortville.

Cargo volume is equally impressive; with up to 100.8 cubic feet of space up to the front-row seats, as well as several hidden storage areas, the Passport puts you in full control of any trip.

Test Drive a New Honda Passport in Denver

The 2019 Passport is sure to quicken your pulse and get you set for any adventure. It’s one of the best new SUVs in America, and we’d love to let you in on a little secret: The Passport is available for sale right now at our Honda dealership near Denver. All you need to do to get behind the wheel is contact Kuni Honda at (720) 636-7000 or stop by our Centennial SUV dealership at 10750 E Arapahoe Road.



Sources & Photos:
https://automobiles.honda.com/passport
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2019-honda-passport-first-review-/2100006390/