2019 Honda Passport Irvine CA
A lot of drivers in Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) are excited that the Honda Passport is back! This impressive SUV made a name for itself when it was first released in 1993. Although the run of the Passport ceased in 2002, it has been revived and is available at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine.
We’re here to help drivers and thrill-seekers get some of the crucial details on the 2019 Passport. This Honda Passport review with trim level comparisons will provide you with the information and specs that you need to prepare for the day that you take your first trip in this long-awaited vehicle.
2019 Passport: Commanding Performance & Off-Road Handling
The new Honda Passport can certainly accommodate all drivers, from the day-to-day commuter to the off-roading adventurer. The vehicle offers impressive versatility, where it can cruise just as comfortably on the streets as it does on a muddy path or a rocky ravine. The vehicle features a 3.5L V6 engine equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission to provide a smooth acceleration while producing a remarkable 280 horsepower.
A significant component that allows the Honda Passport to seamlessly cross the rugged terrain is the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD system. This system provides a torque vectoring control that encompasses the all-wheel drive feature to improve off-road experiences while enhancing the on-road driving during questionable weather or conditions.
2019 Passport Appearance & Style
The Passport includes a sleek yet sporty design with its stylish matte-black grille, powerful and authoritative wheel arches, a taller stance, and a floating roof appearance to give the vehicle a rugged aesthetic. The vehicle looks as stylish on roads as it does off of them. The model also features LED headlights and fog lights to help illuminate your path during night driving.
The interior also provides significant space for the driver and four passengers; it’s equipped with 115.9 cubic feet of total cabin space. Behind the second row, there’s plenty of room for cargo with 41.2 cubic feet of available space. When you fold the rear seats down, the cargo area can expand to 77.9 cubic feet. The Passport is designed to get you to your destination or allow you to embark on an adventure without the limitations of the road.
Included Technology & Driver-Assistance
Inside the 2019 Passport, you’ll find a variety of impressive and advanced features, including a 5-inch touchscreen or the optional 8-inch touchscreen. Drivers can certainly count on the collection of Honda Sensing® features that are included at the base level:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
2019 Honda Passport Trim Levels
Whether you opt for the 2019 Honda Passport Sport, EX-L, Touring, or Elite, you’re bound to enjoy every ride. Your specific needs will be the determining factor when choosing from the lineup of Honda Passport trim levels.
All Honda Passport trim levels come with the same 3.5L V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This well-equipped Sport trim brings a lot to the table in terms of engineering. It comes with a Remote Engine Start, an Intelligent Traction Management system, and Hill Start Assist—and that’s only some of what the Sport has under the hood.
When it comes to convenience and comfort, you can enjoy smart entry and a Push Button Start, as well as a 215-watt audio system with seven speakers (including a subwoofer) and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.
Who likes getting fuel on their hands when filling up at the station? Well, no one. It’s a good thing that Honda included a capless gas tank standard on all 2019 Honda Passport trim levels.
One feature that is sure to keep you from worrying about your Passport EX-L trim is the vehicle’s Walk Away Auto Lock® mechanism, which activates when you walk a certain distance from the vehicle. In addition, there is a Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor to help you keep aware of all your angles and low-visibility zones.
A 2-position memory function for the driver’s seat and side mirrors makes sharing the Passport with your coworker, friend, or partner a streamlined exchange. Speaking of cockpit comfort, the EX-L comes with 10-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat and a 4-way power adjustment passenger’s seat so they don’t become too jealous.
For music lovers, the Touring trim comes standard with a 540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers (including a subwoofer) and all the entertainment capabilities of the Sport and EX-L trims. While you’re listening on longer drives, you can be confident in your Passport, as it comes with a wider wheelset than the previously mentioned trims.
When you need to stop to unload and reload the cargo area, simply kick your foot under the rear bumper, where you will find a hands-free accessible power liftgate. Also, conveniently placed is an AC power inverter, which allows you to connect your laptop or other high-powered electronics to finish out your weeks’ worth of work, or depending on where you’re headed, entertain the little ones.
The main difference in drive train between the Elite trim and the other three trims Honda offers for the Passport is the standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD system. When combined with the 3.5L V6 engine, this configuration makes off-roading a breeze, and certainly won’t keep you from smoothly accelerating into the left lane on a weekend trip or morning commute.
A few interior perks to make your drive that much more enjoyable, such as a wireless phone charger and a heated steering wheel, also come standard with the Elite trim. There are also rain-sensing windshield wipers and perforated, heated, and ventilated front seats to make even the longest winter trek worthwhile.
Contact Us to Learn More!
At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we hope that our 2019 Honda Passport review helped provide important details and insight to prepare you for this vehicle’s re-release! You can always contact us to learn more details about this vehicle and its assortment of features, so you can be prepared to take it out for a spin!
We’re here to help drivers in Santa Ana, Tustin, and RSM learn even more about the Passport and check out our new Honda Passport inventory!