Brandon Honda's all new Honda Passport is Just the Right Size
It's Car and Driver Magazine's "Best Mid-Size, Two-Row SUV" for 2019
By: Brandon Honda
Engines, Ride and Handling – It's a dream to drive! The Passport is powered by Pilot's powerful 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V-6, nine-speed, automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on three Passport models, with all-wheel-drive (AWD) standard in the Elite model for more control on sand, snow and mud terrains. It rides higher off the ground than the Pilot and can tow 3,500 to 5,000 pounds with optional AWD and tow packages.
Interior and Technology – The Passport has an extra spacious, well-appointed interior with up to 77.9 of rear cargo space and hidden storage bins that make use of every inch. Front row, power adjustable captain's chairs have adjustable armrests conform to your torso. Back seat passengers will enjoy nearly as much leg, shoulder, hip and elbow room as front seat passengers with 60/40 quick-folding seats for flexible passenger/cargo configurations. Three sets of car seat latches keep children secure and optional back seat window shades protect them from bright sunshine.
The Honda Passport Sport features an infotainment system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a seven-speaker sound system. As you move up in trim levels, you'll find a wide array of technology, comfort and safety options like leather seating, hands-free power tailgate, power moon roof, and heated and cooled seats, as well as upgraded mirrors, wipers, larger infotainment screen with navigation, audio output, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and cloud-based, remote app services.
Exterior – In a lineup, the Passport is hard to distinguish from the Pilot, except for its shorter, tidier back end. Higher trim Passports look more rugged with additional cladding, black grille, wheels, front bumper, and extra black detailing. LED headlights, fog lights, taillights, and daytime running lights are standard, as are beefy 20" alloy wheels.
Safety – All Passports are loaded with driver-assistance tools that include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure and lane keep steering assists, auto child-proof door locks, and multi-angle backup camera usually often found on higher trim levels of competitors' cars. Front, side/overhead airbags and seatbelt tensioners deploy in front, side and rollover accidents. Full-LED exterior lighting is standard, plus push-button start and keyless entry. Safety features on higher trim models include walk-away auto locks, dynamic lines for the backup camera, blind spot warning, cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors.
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The Passport is the best combination of utility and driving pleasure, and it also comes with a reasonable price tag. Brandon Honda has 17 new Honda Passports in stock for immediate delivery with a variety of trim levels, options and colors. https://www.brandonhonda.com/
Brandon Honda is a division of Morgan Auto Group and is open seven days a week for customer convenience. It is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. Sales hours are Mon – Fri, 9-9; Sat, 9-8; and Sun, 10-6. Service/Parts hours are Mon – Fri, 7-8; Sat, 7-5; and Sun, 7-3. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit www.BrandonHonda.com/