2020 Honda Passport could look as unnecessarily spending of time for the factory that produces great and famous SUVs and crossovers. It is small, its engine is not much efficient and it is surely not uniquely equipped, but it seems that the manufacturer expects success with this vehicle in the future. Let us give them a chance.
- The model has a great price.
- There is higher height than on other models.
- The car is smaller than we expect from SUV.
- There is not many novelties in the cabin.
Design of 2020 Honda Passport looks too familiar for the SUVs fans. They will surely recognize similarities with the Ford Edge and they will not make a mistake. If we ignore the size of the model, it surely recalls on Grand Cherokee or Hyundai Santa Fe. However, the model has a lot of versions, including the Black Trim trim. One of the strangest for this size of the model is 20-inch tires and much higher height than on other similar models. It increases the cargo and cabin space.
The cabin in 2020 Honda Passport is not much modernized and unique, as we have not expected, thus. As we know that Passport is made on the base of the other models made in Honda, the cabin simply could not be much changed and upgraded. However, the cabin is very comfortable, with five seats for the passengers and spacious even for the tall and adult passengers. In term of technology, the manufacturer used the best for the class this vehicle represents. It includes things like a power tailgate tilt/slide moonroof, heated auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, blind spot warnings, rear cross traffic monitoring, front/rear parking sensors, a navigation device, LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless phone charger.
There is only one engine that Honda offers in 2020 Honda Passport. It is strong and reliable 3.5-liter V6 petrol with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. We could not imagine a better engine for the model like this. However, buyers could be disappointed with only one type of transmission and that is the old one – nine-speed automatic. Not only that they have no ways to change this generous offer, but named transmission is actually outdated since Honda already use a ten-speed automatic transmission in new models.
2020 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
All we saw about the 2020 Honda Passport does not promise a friendly future for this car. It is a small vehicle, smaller than similar models on the market (including the models made in the same factory), with the price that is not much lower from the commonly determined price for much larger and more luxuries models on the market – $30,000. However, is has the design of the small attractive truck, with great features, attractive cabin and strong engine under the hood. What more you can ask from the SUV like this?