New Honda Passport 2024 TrailSport AWD, Interior, MPG – The New Honda Passport 2024 is functional because of its spacious cabin and accommodating load area. The Passport is delightfully adequate in many respects, yet those who need more than two rows of seating may wish to consider the three-row Honda Pilot, the Passport’s first cousin. All models have cutting-edge driver support technology, from automatic cruise control to lane-keeping aids. The only power head is a robust V-6 engine, which is not very efficient but delivers measured acceleration. The 2024 Passport isn’t very fun to drive, and it has a bumpy ride at times, but it’s a practical and convenient method to transport large families and their belongings, so it made our Editors’ Choice list.
For 2024, Honda fixes one of our major gripes with the Passport: it’s generic styling. The more prominent grille and more boxy shape of the front fascia, along with the beefed-up appearance of the bumpers, give the car a more assertive appearance. The new TrailSport model’s particular 18-inch wheel and tire set further the off-road ethos. Honda claims the vehicle’s enhanced stability results from its slightly broader front and rear tracks. Subtle changes were made to the remainder of the range, such as making a rear-seat reminder standard and adding contrast stitching to the leather upholstery in the EX-L model. The Honda Performance Development (HDP) option, previously only available for the Honda Ridgeline, is also available for the Honda Passport. This kit has a unique grille, black fender flares, specific wheels, and an HDP logo on the back fenders.
New Honda Passport 2024 Redesign
The exterior design of the Passport SUV has always been subdued; nonetheless, it was never the hideous vehicle on the road. The redesigned aggressive front end, revised grille, bumpers, and power bulge hood found on this year’s models are very much appreciated. The bumpers are unique, and the exhaust finishers are much more substantial. Automatic LED headlights, rear privacy glass, dual-exit exhaust, LED brake lights, and clever programmable remote entry is included on even the most basic trim. Except for the new TrailSport, which has 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. There is orange “TrailSport” badging in addition to the black “Passport” and “AWD” lettering. All models have a power moonroof that can be opened at a button, automatic locking doors when you step away, memory-linked side mirrors, and a power liftgate. In particular, the Elite has a hands-free tailgate. All the base models come standard with front and rear parking sensors, while the TrailSport and Elite include roof rails.
The Honda Passport is classified as a medium SUV; however, it appears even more significant than rivals like the Chevrolet Blazer and Subaru Outback. The Passport’s overall length is 190.5 inches, and its wheelbase is a sizable 111 inches. It has a commanding appearance owing to its width of 78.6 inches and height of 71.6 inches; in AWD form, this is accentuated by an additional 0.6 inches. The front and rear grooves are 67 inches in 2WD versions and 66.7 inches in AWD models, except for the TrailSport AWD with its 67.1-inch tracks. The Passport’s starting weight is between 4,057 and 4,236 pounds (FWD/AWD). The Elite, the heavyweight of the lineup, weighs in at 4,262 pounds and is available exclusively with all-wheel drive. Those with FWD vehicles have a ground clearance of 7.5 inches, while those with AWD have a respectable 8.1 inches. FWD vehicles have an approach angle of 20.1 degrees and a departure angle of 23.4 degrees, whereas AWD vehicles have an approach angle of 21.1/24.3 degrees.
The 2024 Honda Passport offers a gentle variety of exterior color options to compliment its appearance. You may choose from six colors for the standard and Elite models: Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, and the three more expensive alternatives, Radiant Red Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Platinum White Pearl, for an additional $395. TrailSport no longer comes in Obsidian Blue. Lunar Silver Metallic is excellent for everyday drivers, but if you’re daring, go for Radiant Red.
In between the little CR-V and the roomy three-row Pilot lies Honda’s mid-size SUV, the Passport. The Passport is a popular pick for those in the market for a modern-looking SUV with a comfortable cabin. 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. Honda delayed making significant upgrades to the Passport until 2024.
Among the amenities available to the driver are a heated leather steering wheel and a computerized instrument cluster that can be personalized. There are usually five open seats in a 2024 passport. There are heated front bucket seats in the front row. The driver’s seat has ten power adjustments, including lumbar. There is leather upholstery in the EX-L, and in the more expensive TrailSport, there is leather upholstery with orange stitching. The Elite’s top-of-the-line seats are upholstered in perforated leather. The front and back seats are spacious and comfortable. While the interior is pleasant, you may feel some jerkiness from time to time due to the firmer suspension. Even more impressive is that all trims come standard with quiet operation and tri-zone automatic climate control.
The same 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 280 horsepower and nine-speed automated transmission is featured in the Pilot. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Passport, but all-wheel drive is an available upgrade for those who need it. The 2024 Passport has a maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds and a ground clearance of 7.5 inches (or 8.1 inches for all-wheel-drive variants). The two-row Honda has a harsh ride when driven off-road, and its high ride height makes it seem top-heavy. The Passport has a smooth ride and responsive handling thanks to its straight steering. In our tests, the Passport sprinted to 60 miles per hour in 6.0 seconds and maintained a respectable rate of acceleration while cruising down the interstate.
The Passport has two EPA ratings due to the vehicle’s one available engine and either front- or all-wheel drive. We anticipate up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway from the front-drive variant. A Passport with an all-wheel purpose does a little worse, with ratings of 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. We put the latter through its paces on our fuel-economy route, which averages 75 miles per hour, and found that it returned an average of 33 miles per gallon, which is 3 miles per gallon better than its highway rating. The EPA’s website has detailed information on the Passport’s gas mileage.
New Honda Passport 2024 Release Date and Price
The New Honda Passport 2024 pricing varies widely between trim levels, making it possible to get a model at nearly any range. In May of 2024, Honda will unveil the next-generation 2024 Passport. The 2024 Honda Passport EX-L FWD base model has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $37,870, not including $1,225 for the destination. Adding all-wheel drive will command you an extra $2,100. Next up is the $42,470 TrailSport, also available in 4WD exclusively, and then there’s the $45,430 Elite. To outfit an Elite, you’re looking at a price tag close to $50,000. The good news is that a used 2024 model may be found for sale at a price far lower than the base price of a new Honda Passport.