The first two generations of the Passport was sold only in a select few markets, and was nothing more than a re-badged Isuzu Rodeo, but this time around it is a ground-up Honda product.
According to a Honda Canada press release, the 2019 Passport is “designed for adventure-seekers who want the exceptional on- and off-road capability of Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, the power and towing capability of its 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6, and the more personal and rugged character of a five-passenger SUV, Passport fits between the refined and compact CR-V and the larger, family-focused three-row Pilot. Using Honda’s reinforced unibody Global Light Truck platform, the 2019 Passport features a fully-boxed floor structure, and the latest generation of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a sophisticated fully independent suspension offering exceptional on-and off-road driving performance.
Inside, Passport offers best-in-class passenger space and total interior volume and features a large “basement” cargo area ideal for storing dirty gear or keeping valuables out of sight. Key premium technologies available on Passport include in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, a high-resolution 8-inch Display Audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, and more.
The 2019 Passport is also available with a wide array of Genuine Honda accessories including the Adventure Package and Urban Package that provide cost-efficient ways to enhance the character and functionality of the new SUV. Other accessories allow Passport to accommodate a broad variety of outdoor gear, from bikes and kayaks to skis and snowboards.
The all-new Passport was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas in Los Angeles, California and Raymond, Ohio. The vehicle and its V6 engine are produced by associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, using domestic and globally sourced parts, alongside the Honda Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan and Pilot three-row SUV.”