2024 Honda Passport TrailSport, Specs, Cost – The 2024 Honda Passport excels in practicality because of its spacious cabin and accommodating load area. The Honda Pilot, a three-row cousin of the Passport, is a better option for those who need more than the Passport’s two-row seating capacity, but the Passport is otherwise delightfully adequate. All models have cutting-edge driver support technology, from automatic speed control to lane-keeping aids. The sole source of propulsion is a robust V-6 engine, which isn’t the most fuel-efficient but delivers measured acceleration. Even though it’s not very exciting and sometimes has a bumpy ride, the 2024 Passport is a convenient and comfortable way to move a large family and their belongings from one place to another.
By 2024, Honda will have fixed one of our primary concerns with the Passport: its bland exterior. The new bumpers and grille give it a more imposing appearance up front, and the vehicle’s overall proportions are more squared off. A particular 18-inch wheel and tire set gives the new TrailSport variant an even more off-road-inspired look and feel. Honda claims the vehicle’s enhanced stability results from its slightly broader front and rear tracks. Milder changes have been made to the remainder of the lineup, such as adding a rear-seat reminder as standard equipment and contrast stitching to the leather upholstery in the EX-L model. The Honda Performance Development (HDP) option, previously only available on the Honda Ridgeline, is now available on the Honda Passport. It adds a unique grille, black fender flares, different wheels, and an HDP graphic to the rear fenders.
2024 Honda Passport TrailSport Redesign
The exterior design of the Passport SUV has never been flashy, but it has never prevented it from being far from being the most unremarkable vehicle on the road. The redesigned aggressive front appearance, updated grille and bumpers, and power-bulge hood that came with this year’s redesign are welcome changes. The bumpers are unique, and the tailpipes’ end caps are more substantial. Automatic LED headlights, rear privacy glass, a dual-exit exhaust, LED brake lights, and an intelligent programmable remote keyless entry system is all included in the base model. Except for the new TrailSport, which features off-road-oriented two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels with beefy 245/60R18 tires, all versions ride on a pair of 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheels. Besides the orange “TrailSport” badge, the black “Passport” and “AWD” badges are also present on the TrailSport. All models have a power liftgate, memory-linked side mirrors, and a power sunroof that can be opened with a button. In particular, the Elite model has a hands-free tailgate. Roof rails are common on the TrailSport and Elite, while parking sensors are standard on all but the base model.
The Honda Passport is a midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV), roughly the same size as the Chevrolet Blazer and the Subaru Outback. However, it looks even more significant in person. The Passport is 190.5 inches long, making it the most extended SUV currently on the market. It rides on a wheelbase that measures 111 inches. It has a commanding presence thanks to its wide 78.1-inch width and tall 71.6-inch height; in AWD form, this is accentuated by an additional 0.6-inch increase in size. The TrailSport AWD has front and rear tracks of 67.1 inches, whereas the other AWD variants have 67 inches. The Passport’s starting weight ranges from 4,057 to 4,236 pounds (front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive). The Elite is the heaviest model available and is available with all-wheel drive alone (4,262 lbs). AWD vehicles have a ground clearance of 7.5 inches, whereas FWD vehicles have a good 8.1 inches. The approach angle is 20.1 degrees on FWD models, and the departure angle is 23.4 degrees on AWD models.
The exterior color options for the 2024 Honda Passport are relatively subdued, but they do add a nice touch to the vehicle’s overall appearance. Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, and three $395 premium colors—Radiant Red Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Platinum White Pearl—are available on the base Elite versions. Lunar Silver Metallic is a safe choice for daily commuting, but drivers who like to take risks will select Radiant Red. No more Obsidian Blue for TrailSport!
The Honda Passport is a good compromise between the compact CR-V and the roomier, three-row Pilot. Many consumers who want an SUV with a contemporary exterior design and a comfortable cabin have settled on the Passport. By 2024, Honda had concluded that the Passport needed some much-needed upgrades. The 2024 Passport gets a new look on the outside, a standard 8-inch multimedia display for all trim levels, new color options for the customizable features of the show, leather seats with contrast stitching, and a new Off-Road TrailSport trim for the outside.
There is a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and an adjustable digital instrument cluster in the driver’s compartment. The 2024 Passport comes with regular seating for five people. Heated front bucket seats are standard in the first row. There are ten separate motorized adjustments for the driver’s seat, including lumbar support. Leather seats are standard on the EX-L, with orange stitching on the more expensive TrailSport. The premium Elite model features chairs upholstered in perforated leather. The front and back seats are huge and comfortable. The interior is pleasant, but the increased rigidity of the suspension may cause some jarring. In addition, the cabin maintains a respectable level of silence, and automated climate control with three separate temperature settings is included as standard equipment on all but the base model.
The 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission are carried over from the Pilot. The Passport comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an upgrade for those who need it. The 2024 Passport can tow up to 5000 pounds and has a ground clearance of 7.5 inches (8.1 inches for all-wheel-drive variants). The two-row Honda isn’t bad off-road, but it has a bumpy ride and an ungainly appearance due to its high ride height. The Passport rides well on most highways, and its responsive steering adds to its ability to move quickly. Our testing revealed a rapid 0-60 mph time of 6.0 seconds for the Passport, which continues to accelerate reliably when driving on the open road.
The Passport has two EPA ratings due to its sole available engine and available front-or all-wheel drive. According to EPA estimates, the front-wheel-drive variant may achieve up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the EPA estimates 19 city mileage and 24 highway mpg for a Passport with all-wheel drive. During testing on our 75 mph fuel-economy route, the latter achieved an impressive three mpg better fuel efficiency than its highway rating. Go to the EPA’s website for specifics on the Passport’s gas mileage.
2024 Honda Passport TrailSport Release Date and Price
The Honda Passport’s pricing varies widely between trim levels, making it possible to get a model at nearly any price range. The FWD 2024 Honda Passport EX-L base model will set you back $37,870 (MSRP) without including the additional $1,225 for the destination. When you opt for the all-wheel-drive model, you’ll have to fork up an extra $2,100. Next up is the $42,470 TrailSport, also exclusive to 4WD, and the $45,430 Elite. The Elite, when fully outfitted, will be very close to $50 thousand. The good news is that a used 2022 model may be found for sale at a price that is far lower than the base price of a new Honda Passport. Honda has announced that the new 2024 Passport will debut in May.