Honda Is Getting Back the Passport Name for The New Mid-Size SUV
The Honda Passport is back but this time, it’s a far cry in the rebadged Isuzu Rodeo SUV that wore this title from the late 1990s and early 2000s. This brand new version with a familiar nameplate is instead a new midsize crossover bigger than the CR-V which will essentially amount to a more compact version of the three-row Honda Pilot.
With a shorter wheelbase than the Pilot, the Passport will probably move up against crossovers like the Ford Edge, the Hyundai Santa Fe, along with the Nissan Murano. Expect it to adhere to a similar formulation as those competitors, with five chairs, standard front-wheel drive, and also optional all-wheel drive. The Passport is probably to be powered with the exact same 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission as the Pilot, although it’s likely that Honda could provide the Accord’s turbocharged 2.0-liter lookup engine with 252 horsepower.
Honda’s teaser image of the vehicle indicates an overall contour like the Pilot’s, using an erect profile and nearly identical taillights. The teaser also appears to highlight the Passport’s off-road, meaning it will surely offer the Pilot’s Intelligent Traction Management feature for all-wheel-drive models that provide different manners for sand and sand.
This new version does not come as a complete surprise, as we have understood that Honda was operating on an SUV to slot between both CR-V and Pilot for a while today, and we mentioned on the possible revival of this Passport title last year when we found the renewed trademark for this particular moniker. It is not the only SUV nameplate that is returning from the 1990s, either–Chevrolet’s newly demonstrated midsize crossover, but the Blazer, also wears a nameplate you likely remember from that period.
Prior to going on sale in ancient 2019, we will learn more about the 2019 Honda Passport releases full info on November 27.
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