The 2019 Honda Passport has a good ride, thanks to the MacPherson front strut suspension and the multi-link rear suspension. The electric power-assisted rack and pinion steering makes it steer like a dream. Additional exterior features include 20-inch split-spoke gloss black alloy wheels with 245/50R20 tires, rear privacy glass, LED low-beam headlights that turn on and off automatically, LED brake lights, LED fog lights, variably intermittent front and rear wipers, a security system, gloss black power door mirrors, programmable remote entry and body-colored door handles, and roofline spoiler with an integrated brake light.
The 2019 Honda Passport interior features push-button start, cruise control, power door locks, a power tailgate lock, one-touch turn indicators, a lockable glove compartment, multi-functional center console storage, five beverage holders in the front, six beverage holders in the rear, tri-zone automatic climate control, air filtration, humidity control, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and cruise, and a one-touch fold-down 60/40 split rear seat back.
The interior is spacious on all trim levels, though if you want more of the soft-touch materials, you?ll need to spring for the Elite trim level. Even so, the lower trim levels still have a quality interior. The Passport features 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats plus a ton of storage compartments.
The technology you?ll find in the 2019 Honda Passport includes a 5-inch color display (higher trim levels have a larger 8-inch display, which is optional on some of the lower trim levels), a 1.0-amp USB audio interface, a 2.5-amp USB charging port, radio data system, Bluetooth hands-free link and streaming audio, an MP3 input jack in the center console, speed-sensitive volume compensation, a 12-volt power outlet, and a 215-watt audio system with six speakers plus a subwoofer. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional on the lower trim levels.
The engine in the 2019 Honda Passport 3.5-liter V6 24-valve single overhead cam is an i-VTEC engine that makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine uses direct injection and features like the Eco Assist system. Additional features include the active control engine mount system, active noise cancellation, remote engine start and idle stop. The engine is backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters. The two-wheel drive version gets 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive version gets 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The Honda Passport can tow up to 5,000 pounds, depending on how it?s equipped.
The 2019 Honda Passport?s safety features include vehicle stability assist, traction control, hill start assist, electronic brake distribution, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, tire fill assist, a multi-angle rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, the LATCH system for child seats and rear child door locks.
Active safety features include collision mitigation braking, forward collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Additional features include the Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure (ACE), automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control.