Status: New for 2019, so unchanged for 2020 - If your recreational activities extend to travelling deep into the hinterland, tackling rock-strewn pathways or kicking up desert sand, this vehicle has your back. Honda claims the Pilot-based Passport is as comfortable tackling pavement-less terra firma as it is cruising down the freeway. To make the Passport, Honda shrunk the Pilot's overall length by about six inches and increased the ride height by close to an inch. That, plus standard 20-inch rubber, increases off-road capability, aided by retuned shocks, quicker-ratio steering gear and reduced brake-pedal travel. The Passport uses a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The available all-wheel-drive system can send up to 70 percent of the torque to the rear wheels and 100 percent to the outside rear wheel while turning (known as torque vectoring). As with the Pilot, the Passport is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. Unquestionably, Honda has succeeded in putting plenty of "sport" in the Passport.
Base price (including destination): $33,100
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Base engine (h.p.): 3.5-liter V-6 (280)
Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway): 20/25/22 (FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 3,960