Updated July 31, 2022
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The Passport appeals to the more adventurous type looking for something with more off-road capability. If safety is important to you, the Passport checks that box. Size-wise it’s a capacious 5-passenger SUV that’s not as massive as larger 3-row crossover SUVs

If serious off-roading is more your thing, then something with a low-gear transfer case would be more appropriate. While the standard 20-inch wheels might look sporty and cool, they neither enhance the on-road driving experience or the off-road capabilities of the Passport

This model is completely new to Honda and looks to fill what they consider a gapingbetween the smaller CR-V and larger Pilot

The 2019 Honda Passport is a 2-row/5-passenger SUV that slots between the smaller CR-V and larger Pilot. Styled and equipped for a rugged, sportier customer, the Passport comes standard as a front-wheel-drive (FWD) crossover SUV with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional. The Passport sees many similarities with the larger, family-oriented Pilot, including Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of safety features coming standard across all trims. Interior room is excellent, with creative storage options available. EPA estimates are competitive: front-wheel-drive models averaging 22 combined mpg and all-wheel drive, 21 mpg. A highly capable 3.5-liter V6 mated to a solid 9-speed automatic transmission powers the Passport. All-wheel-drive models feature an excellent torque-vectoring system with four traction modes that make for a highly capable crossover SUV

The 2019 Honda Passport carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $31,990 for the Sport trim. For the loaded Elite, you’re looking at $43,680. While the base pricing is higher than most competitors, the Passport comes with more standard features than a lot of them. Get to the highest trim level and the Elite is comparable with the others in its set, like the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. Do check KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the new Passport. It’s still too early to predict the Passport’s long-term resale value, but that’s one of Honda’s calling cards, so we’d bet in this SUV’s favor

This spacious, reinforced unibody SUV comes with only one powertrain, a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. On the road, unlike those knobby-tired off-road beasts, the 2019 Honda Passport offers a quiet ride. The 9-speed automatic transmission is judicious and offers a pleasing and smooth ride. Shifts are well portioned, and power delivery, steady. The steering is a bit sportier than on the Pilot, precise and attentive. The cabin is quiet, and overall the driving experience of the Passport doesn’t offend in anyway

Thanks to a pretty sophisticated torque-vectoring AWD system with 4-mode Intelligent Traction Management, the 2019 Honda Passport has some robust off-road chops. This i-VTM4 system also comes on the Pilot, but with the Passport’s increased ride height and improved approach and departure angles it makes more sense and works harder on the smaller Passport. On unpaved roads and in rougher conditions like sand, mud or snow, the traction kicks in nicely and gets through a lot of tough terrain

Call the Passport’s interior storage space both creative and plentiful, up to 77.9 cubic feet of cargo space, more than competitors Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano. In the rear under the cargo floor are optional plastic bins. It’s a perfect spot to stash valuables and gear, and the bins are removable so you can wash out all the funk and gain better access to the spare tire

The cockpit looks like a direct lift of the Pilot’s. It’s a well-designed cabin with a good balance of touch-screen and physical buttons for key functions such as volume and heat and air-conditioning controls. The base Sport trim on the 2019 Honda Passport comes standard with a 5-inch display monitor but on the higher EX-L, Touring and Elite trims that’s upgraded to an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

While both the exterior and interior on the 2019 Honda Passport look similar to the Pilot, the Passport is six inches shorter with the same wheelbase, about an inch wider and rides almost an inch higher. Other major differences? A steeper back-window angle gives the rear a sportier look, and all the exterior sheet metal is different. It comes standard with 20-inch wheels and a sportier-looking face. It definitely looks more rugged and much better proportioned than a Pilot

While the 2019 Honda Passport looks similar to the Pilot, the proportions of the Passport work much better. It’s six inches shorter, losing size mostly from the rear, and an inch taller and wider for a more athletic stance

This active torque-vectoring system with 4-mode traction settings really delivers over terrain unexpected for a crossover SUV

Honda Sensing, Honda’s extensive suite of safety features, comes standard across all trims, as well as 20-inch wheels, which are normally upgrades on many models and not even optional on most base-model SUVs. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all but the base Sport trim

All-wheel drive is optional across all trims save the Elite on which it comes standard. Other great additions to the 2019 Passport include interior storage bins, a towing package, a power tailgate with available hands-free operation, moonroof, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, wireless phone charging, navigation and premium audio

The same 3.5-liter V6 engine that powers the bigger and heavier Honda Pilot also propels the new Passport. It’s a direct-injection mill that more than adequately does the job of moving the Passport. The 9-speed automatic transmission is a relief from all the drive-excitement-killing CVTs (continuously variable automatic transmissions) offered by some competitors

3.5-liter V6
280 horsepower @6,000 rpm
262 lb-ft torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/25 mpg (FWD), 19/24 mpg (AWD)
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|KBB.com Rating|
|Consumer Rating|
|Fuel Economy|
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
City 27/Hwy 31/Comb 29 MPG
City 23/Hwy 28/Comb 25 MPG
City 29/Hwy 32/Comb 30 MPG
|Safety Rating|
|Seating Capacity||5||5||5||5|
|Basic Warranty|
3 years or 36000 miles
3 years or 36000 miles
5 years or 60000 miles
3 years or 36000 miles
280 @ 6000 RPM
144 @ 6100 RPM
187 @ 6100 RPM
169 @ 6600 RPM
V6, i-VTEC, 3.5 Liter
4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter
4-Cyl, GDI, 2.5 Liter
4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter
Curb Weight
4149 pounds
EPA Passenger
115.9 cubic feet
Fuel Capacity
19.5 gallons
Front Head Room
40.1 inches
Front Leg Room
40.9 inches
Max Seating Capacity
Minimum Ground Clearance
8.1 inches
Overall Length
190.5 inches
Front Shoulder Room
62.0 inches
Towing Capacity, Maximum
5000 pounds
Trunk or Cargo Capacity
77.9 cubic feet
Turning Diameter
39.3 feet
Wheel Base
111.0 inches
Width with mirrors
78.6 inches
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
6019 pounds
Transmission Type
9 speed
Recommended Fuel
Hill Start Assist
3 years / 36000 miles
5 years / 60000 miles
5 years / Unlimited miles
Alloy Wheels
Number of Doors
4 doors
Privacy Glass
Roof Rails
Fog Lights
LED Headlights
Rear Spoiler
280 @ 6000 RPM
262 @ 4700 rpm
V6, i-VTEC, 3.5 Liter
19 MPG
24 MPG
21 MPG
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