Loads of passenger and cargo space
Honda Sensing suite of safety- and driver-assist features standard on all trims
Impressive off-road capability with all-wheel drive
Lots of creative storage spaces and cubbies
Somewhat rougher ride than the Pilot
Push-/pull-button gear selection
The Passport was all-new in 2019 and there are no major changes for 2020. See the 2020 Honda Passport models for sale near you
We could get along fine with the Passport Sport. Depending on where we lived and our lifestyle, we would be more inclined to pony up the extra cash for the AWD on the base Sport trim rather than step up to the EX-L. However, for those demanding extras like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the EX-L is the way to go. Find a Honda Passport for sale
Honda offers the Passport in four grades. Following Honda trim protocol, there are no factory options other than AWD on the three lower trims. (AWD comes standard on the Elite trim.) All prices include the $1,045 factory delivery fee. Honda Sensing includes an emergency forward-braking system with forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning with road-departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control.
The entry-level Sport ($31,990) comes standard with 20-in alloy wheels, Honda Sensing, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, six airbags, auto on/off LED headlights, auto high beams, LED brake and fog lights, full power accessories, keyless remote entry, keyless push-button start, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, under-floor cargo storage compartments, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-speaker audio system with 5-in color screen, USB port and two 12-volt power outlets.
The hot-selling EX-L ($36,410) adds or enhances Sport's content with heated outboard mirrors with LED turn indicators, acoustic windshield glass, a power moonroof, a power lift gate, a Homelink wireless control system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power driver's seat, two-position memory for seats and outboard mirrors, a 4-way power front passenger seat, leather-trimmed seats, front heated seats, an 8-in touchscreen, Honda Link smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio capability, mobile hotspot capability and blind spot monitoring.
Building on the EX-L, the Touring ($39,280) comes with all-acoustic glass, a hands-free power lift gate, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding outboard mirrors, rear heated seats and an upgraded 10-speaker audio system with navigation and a 115-volt power outlet.
Topping the grades is the Elite ($43,780), which adds AWD, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming outboard mirrors, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated perforated leather front seats, and wireless phone charger.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2020 Nissan Murano -- Refreshed in 2019, the Murano is an upscale people-mover targeted toward couples and empty-nesters. It's roomy and offers lots of technology.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe -- Completely redesigned in 2019, the Santa Fe replaces the Santa Fe Sport. Value-priced, it offers a long list of safety- and driver-assist technologies.
2020 Ford Edge -- Another Passport competitor updated in 2019, the Edge offers a new high-performance ST grade this year.
Used Land Rover Discovery -- Revamped in 2017, the Land Rover Discovery is a midsize luxury SUV with outstanding off-road capability and a luxurious, roomy interior. A used Discovery can be found with pricing similar to a new Passport. However, a Honda will always be more reliable than a Land Rover.