Preview the All-New 2019 Honda Passport
Recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport is a 2-row, 5 passenger SUV that is positioned between the CR-V and the Pilot in the Honda SUV lineup. Rugged, refined, and versatile, the new Passport will offer Culver City drivers a wide range of best-in-class features, including:
- Best-in-class passenger volume
- Best-in-class total interior volume
- Best-in-class under-floor cargo storage
- Best-in-class standard horsepower
It also comes with a long list of standard and available features that are sure to enhance and enrich your Los Angeles area commute. You’ll be able to see for yourself all that the Passport has to offer at Airport Marina Honda as soon as it arrives in February 2019. For now, learn more about the features and capabilities of this exciting new Honda SUV.
All 2019 Passport models are powered by a 3.5L i-VTEC® V6 engine that produces 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, as is a smooth and responsive 9-speed automatic transmission. The Honda i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive system is an available option on all models and is a standard feature of the top-of-the-line Elite trim. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models are equipped with Intelligent Traction Management (ITM), providing confident handling whether you’re headed into town in search of the best brunch in LA or departing for a weekend adventure in San Luis Obispo wine country. With either FWD or AWD, the Passport, when properly equipped, provides the robust towing capability needed to haul a camping trailer, boat, or other recreational vehicles:
- FWD Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
- AWD Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs
Standard and Available Features
Standard features for all Honda Passport models include:
- Three-zone automatic climate control.
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
- Multi-Information Display (MID) with customizable features
- Bluetooth® phone and audio
- Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
The wide array of available features includes second-row sunshades, wireless phone charging, embedded Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi, 10-speaker premium audio, HondaLink® cloud-based services, power tailgate, and a one-touch tilt/slide moonroof.
Honda Passport vs. Honda Pilot: How Do They Compare?
The 2-row Passport is smaller than the 3-row Honda Pilot and offers a shorter overall length that makes it more agile and better suited for tighter parking situations around Torrance. The Passport also rides higher with 0.8 inches more of ground clearance than the Pilot, making it better suited for handling off-road excursions. Both SUVs share the same platform, the same V6 engine and 9-speed transmission, and many of the same standard comfort, convenience, tech, and safety features. Deciding which is the right choice for you will depend on your personal preferences. If you find that the Pilot is too big, and the CR-V is too small, the Passport could be the perfect fit!
The 2019 Honda Passport is Coming Soon to Airport Marina Honda
In their Honda Passport first-look review, the experts at Motor Trend have said, “With a rugged design, seating for five, and more ground clearance than the Pilot or CR-V, the 2019 Honda Passport brings more than a touch of adventure to the automaker’s lineup.” Like most Westchester area drivers, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of this all-new Honda midsize SUV. If you’d like more information about the Passport, and how it compares to the Jeep Grand Cherokee or any of the other vehicles in our new Honda inventory, contact us today!