Vehicle Profile: 2021 Honda Passport
The athletic and spacious Honda Passport is perfect for busy families. For the 2021 model year, this versatile five-seat SUV gained a standard 8-inch touch screen to replace the previous 5-inch display. This enhanced infotainment system complements the Passport’s ample high-tech amenities, which include standard smartphone connectivity, a satellite-linked navigation system and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features.
The 2021 Honda Passport is available at four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite.
Powertrain and performance
The Honda Passport offers one engine — the 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the Passport earns up to 25 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel-drive models get up to 24 mpg.* This dynamo gives the rugged mid-size SUV enough muscle to tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with front-wheel drive. If you want more towing power, opt for available all-wheel drive, which allows the Passport to deliver a maximum capacity of 5,000 pounds.
This five-passenger SUV offers plenty of space for your groceries and gear. Behind the second-row seats, the Passport provides a maximum of 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold those seats down to open up a massive 100.7 cubic feet of room. It also boasts hidden cargo-bay underfloor storage compartments, four tie-down anchors and bag hooks to keep your groceries or takeout from spilling. In addition to its spacious and functional cargo bay, the Honda Passport comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control, which features humidity control and air filtration to keep all of your passengers breathing easy. For more comfort, upgrade to enjoy heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery and a convenient hands-free power tailgate.
Connectivity and convenience
The Honda Passport is designed to help you stay connected on the go. Its standard amenities include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® connectivity and an 8-inch infotainment system touch-screen display. Keep your phone powered on with the available wireless phone charging station. You can also opt for CabinControl™ Remote Compatibility, which allows you to use a smartphone to send navigation information, control the available rear-seat infotainment system and adjust climate control and audio settings. It’s the perfect solution if you find yourself needing a hand from a back-seat passenger or your co-pilot. You can also enjoy the convenience of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Honda HD Digital Traffic and Voice Recognition, which takes the hassle out of manually inputting addresses into the navigation system.
Smart safety technology
Befitting of the Honda brand, the Passport is loaded with advanced safety features. Every model is equipped with Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies, which include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, which features guidelines to help you maneuver. You can also opt for available dynamic guidelines. Other standard technologies include accident-preventing innovations like the Road Departure Mitigation System, the Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, and Intelligent Traction Management, which features specialized modes for snow, sand and mud. For more assistance on the road, opt for the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor, a system that alerts you to vehicles, pedestrians and obstacles you might not be able to see.
If you’re in the market for a versatile SUV that’s equally suited for weekend adventures and daily commutes, consider the 2021 Honda Passport for your family.
*20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
This article is presented by The Automaster Honda.