2019 Honda Passport - 2 Minute Review

Published April 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Jeneault

The Two Minute Review

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From The Video

Liz Jeneault here with SUVs.com and we're at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia today -- reviewing this 2019 Honda Passport. This two-row midsize SUV has more of a rugged feel than some of Honda's other SUVs. It slots between the smaller CR-V and the larger Pilot. And while it may lack some pizzaz, it does look adventure-ready (with its black wheels) and there are four different trims to choose from...offering a decent amount of variety. 
 
Moving inside this SUV now, there's plenty of space for five passengers. I'm a petite woman, but even if you're a tall guy you won't feel cramped in the back of this SUV. I like the amount of storage offered ... there's 77.9 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded flat. Families will like that, as we all know how much gear we haul around for our kids. There's even some underfloor storage near the rear bumper. While I'm not crazy about the relatively small 5-inch infotainment screen that comes as standard, there is a larger 8-inch screen you can opt for. 
 
Behind the wheel of the Passport now -- and I have to say, while backing up I noticed how helpful the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is .. it comes standard on all models. Under the hood, there's a 3.5-liter V6 engine which churns out 280 horsepower ... it's paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. While I like to drive safely and am not one to push a vehicle too hard, the Passport's engine does seems to offer brisk acceleration...so that's exciting. One thing you may want to consider when comparing the Passport to rivals, though, is the fuel economy offered. It ranks average ... so that's just something to keep in mind. Overall, I enjoyed driving the Passport around town ... and could easily see myself driving it with my daughter in the back. 
 
I'd say three pros about the Passport are its rugged look, brisk engine, and the generous space offered ... but I'm not crazy about the base infotainment screen, the average fuel economy offered, and the higher starting price tag compared to some competitors. The Passport ranges in price from around $33,000 with the base model, to nearly $45,000 for the range-topping Elite trim. If you like the Passport, some competitor SUVs to check out would be the Chevy Blazer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or Jeep Grand Cherokee. I give the Passport an SUVs.com deal score of 90 out of 100. Make sure to stay tuned for our next review and please share this video!
 
Read our full review: 2019 Honda Passport Review

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