2019 Honda Passport Review
If you’re looking to cruise Long Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Westminster on and off the roads, you may want to hold out for the 2019 Honda Passport. Drivers are excited that the Honda Passport is back in action! This rugged SUV was first released in 1993 and had a good run, but its production was halted in 2002. However, demands were made, and it has been revived and is ready to hit our lot at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach early next year.
At our dealership, we’re here to give drivers and thrill-seekers some insight on the new 2019 Passport. Our Honda Passport review will give you the details you need to prepare yourself for the day that you get behind the wheel.
Trim Level Options for the 2019 Passport
This Honda Passport has four available trim levels, giving you the ability to get the Passport that has the features you want. The base trim level is the Sport, and that comes with a handful of features throughout the cabin.
Next in line is the EX-L then the Touring. The top trim level is the Elite. With each trim level, they build upon the previous one, adding more features and different upgrades to the technology and other features.
2019 Honda Passport: Exceptional Performance & Power
The new Honda Passport offers a versatility that can easily accommodate all types of drivers. Whether you’re looking for a spacious SUV for your commutes or a rugged vehicle to tackle the trails, the Passport is a great choice because it can travel just as easily on the smooth streets as it can on a rugged trail. The vehicle gets powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that’s paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission to provide a direct and smooth acceleration while delivering an impressive 280 horsepower.
One of the many factors that allows the Honda Passport to effortlessly traverse the rugged terrain is the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management. This impressive drive system features a torque vectoring control feature that utilizes the all-wheel drive system to provide an enhanced off-road experience, while making questionable conditions on the road easier to navigate.
2019 Passport Updated Design
The new Honda Passport features a more modern appearance and design from its 16-year-old predecessor. The 2019 model includes a sleek and pronounced matte-black grille, aggressive and rugged wheel arches, a higher and commanding stance, and a floating roof appearance to add to the style and give the Passport a sportier look.
The interior offers an ample amount of space for all those on board by offering 115.9 cubic feet of cabin space. There’s also 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row. However, if you need more room, you can fold the rear seats down to expand the overall cargo area to 77.9 cubic feet, giving you plenty of room for the materials you need on your next adventure.
Cabin Features & Technology
The cabin of the Honda Passport includes a variety of helpful and entertaining features and technology. It starts with the 5-inch dashboard-mounted touchscreen, which can easily be swapped out for the available 8-inch screen. You’ll be able to stream music from your phone hands-free using the Bluetooth® technology that comes with the car. Both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are available features you can get to access more functions of your smartphone while driving the 2019 Honda Passport.
Your passengers will also be able to be the DJ by switching songs from the app on their smartphone with the available CabinControl™. You can also get to your destination as quick as possible and find alternative routes to avoid traffic jams with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™.
Honda Passport Safety Features
The vehicle even includes Honda Sensing®, a suite of standard safety systems, at the base level. These safety features use sensors to measure speed and distance to give drivers ample warnings to help avoid a collision. Some of the features include:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- And more!
Additional assistive technology is also available to you. One option you can choose to get is the available Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor. This technology lets you confidently know when it is clear to change lanes or back out of your spot in a parking lot. All these safety technologies act as an extra set of eyes designed to keep you out of harm’s way.
An SUV with Spacious Seating for Five
With 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume inside the 2019 Honda Passport, there is plenty of space to go around for everyone. Both the seats up front and in the back have 40.1 inches of headroom. As for legroom, the front seats have 40.9 inches and the rear seats get almost the same amount with 39.6 inches.
Behind both rows of seating, there is also 50.5 cubic feet of cargo volume that gives you the ability to pack up the car for your road trip or fit any items you need to bring along for the day. You can also fold the rear seatbacks down flat to use more of the interior space for larger gear you are taking with you in the 2019 Passport. At its maximum, the Honda Passport has 100.7 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row.
Contact Us to Learn More!
At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, we hope that you found our 2019 Honda Passport review helpful in providing you with the need-to-know details to prepare you for its upcoming release. While we’re excited for our Honda Passport inventory to arrive, you should expect to see it early next year. Of course, you can learn more details about this upcoming vehicle by contacting us. We’re here to help you prepare for the test drive.
At our Huntington Beach Honda dealer, we’re proud to assist drivers in Long Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Westminster in learning even more about the Passport, so they can prepare to take it out for a spin!