The Honda Passport, a midsize crossover, offers a comfortable seating arrangement for up to five occupants in its two-row setup. It faces tough competition from strong contenders like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, Subaru Outback, and Ford Edge.
Honda sets the Passport apart from the Pilot with a unique look in 2024, integrating more attractive design features. The Passport measures around 190 inches, giving it a larger appearance than initially perceived.
In the Black Edition trim of our Honda test car, stylish black accents and 20-inch wheels with a black finish enhance its overall look. This year, the Passport brings in practical updates, including a wider center console with space for two smartphones, an extra storage bin for hiding a full-size tablet, and an integrated armrest.
Adding to the comfort of the base Passport’s interior, the Black Edition model introduces exclusive combinations of upholstery and trim, like black leather with red stitching. This special touch enhances the overall look, creating a unique and stylish interior experience.
Highlighted by its short front and rear extensions and generous space beneath, the Passport distinguishes itself as one of Honda’s robust SUVs, featuring standard all-wheel drive. When appropriately set up, it has the capability to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Powered by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, this vehicle channels its power to all wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. While the engine proves energetic for daily driving, occasional delays are noted in how quickly the transmission responds.
Showcasing commendable road manners, the Passport provides a comfortable driving experience with a smooth ride, and its cabin effectively reduces wind and road noise. Despite a design that implies increased toughness, the Passport demonstrates moderate off-road capability with 8.1 inches of ground clearance and selectable driving modes for Snow, Sand, or Mud.
Priced at $47,970, the 2024 Honda Passport Black Edition comes with an additional charge of $455 for the exterior paint color. When factoring in the destination and handling fees, the complete cost amounts to $49,820.
In the world of midsize crossovers, vehicles like Honda Passport face tough competition, especially among those known for their ability on both smooth roads and off-road terrain. An example of good value in this category is Subaru’s Outback, which successfully blends strength with its wagon-style design.
For enjoyable family adventures, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a standout option, offering versatility and a range of powertrain choices. However, the Toyota 4Runner and Ford Edge, though reliable choices, are overdue for updates.