Honda Automobiles: 2019 Honda Passport Makes World Debut: Adventure-Ready All-New 5-passenger SUV on Display during 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted on 28. Nov, 2018 by in Honda Canada

  • Passport provides a singular mix of on- and off-road bravery with well-developed newcomer and load hauling capability
  • 280-horsepower V6 and permitted worldly all-wheel expostulate element give Passport clever towing and off-road capabilities
  • Standard Honda Sensing® reserve and driver-assistive tech on all trims
  • Multiple appendage options to personalize Passport ownership

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport 5-passenger V6-powered SUV done a universe entrance today. Going on sale early subsequent year, Passport provides a singular multiple of on-road pushing excellence and off-road journey capability along with best-in-class interior space.

The all-new Honda Passport will container between a compress CR-V and three-row Pilot in Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup. The model’s reinforced unibody frame, absolute direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 engine, entirely eccentric cessation and nimble steering make it an ideal choice for pushing prolonged distances or around town. In addition, a clever off-road capability charity by a permitted Honda i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel expostulate and a four-mode Intelligent Traction Management element means Passport can tackle a kind of tough turf routinely indifferent for reduction polished body-on-frame or off-road focused SUVs.

“The all-new 2019 Honda Passport provides a on-road comfort and nimble doing buyers will conclude on their daily invert with a clever off-road and all-weather capability that make for a good weekend journey vehicle,” pronounced Henio Arcangeli, Jr., comparison clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and ubiquitous manager, Honda Division. “We saw an event to broach something that Honda is singly means of creation and a new Passport is in a good position to constraint buyers looking for a some-more personal, absolute and means Honda SUV.”

Designed and grown exclusively by Honda’s North America RD teams in Torrance, California, and Raymond, Ohio, a Passport and a V6 engine will be done during a company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant.

Additional pivotal product highlights include:

  • Standard 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter, direct-injected V6 engine with i-VTEC® valvetrain corresponding to latest-generation 9-speed involuntary transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel expostulate enhances on- and off-road performance
  • Intelligent Traction Management element with permitted Snow, Sand and Mud modes assistance optimize opening for varying aspect conditions
  • Standard Honda Sensing® reserve and driver-assistive technology
  • Standard 20-inch amalgamate wheels and tires on all trims
  • Best-in-class underfloor load storage
  • Wide operation of Honda accessories for active lifestyles, including Adventure and Urban appendage packages

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport’s imperishable extraneous pattern and position is highlighted by customary 20-inch wheels, a matte-black grille, floating roof design, assertive circle arches, increasing float tallness and a tailgate pattern that emphasizes width. 

Inside, Passport offers best-in-class newcomer space (115.9 cu.-ft.) and sum interior volume (157.1 cu.-ft.) for carrying family, friends and weekend journey gear. Passport comforts a vast (best-in-class 2.5 cu.-ft.) segmented underfloor load cell for carrying unwashed rigging or gripping valuables out of sight.

Passport will be charity in 4 trims: a well-appointed Sport, upgraded EX-L, high-tech Touring, and a entirely versed Elite. All models solely a line-topping Elite can be configured with 2- or all-wheel expostulate – all Elite trims come customary with all-wheel drive. All trims will underline 20-inch amalgamate wheels and tires, a Honda Sensing® apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technology, LED headlights, haze lights, taillights and DRLs, Smart Start and Smart Entry and three-zone involuntary meridian control. EX-L and aloft trims implement Honda’s latest Display Audio interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, a earthy volume doorknob and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. 

Additional extraneous upgrades, depending on trim, embody a energy tailgate with permitted hands-free operation, a one-touch tilt/slide moonroof and exhilarated auto-dimming and energy folding side mirrors. Furthermore, a blind mark information system, back cranky trade monitor, and front and back parking sensors are permitted motorist assistive technologies. Available reward comforts embody second-row sunshades, wireless phone charging, embedded Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi, reward audio, and HondaLink® cloud-based services, including remote unlocking, concierge services, stolen car tracking and more. 

 

Powertrain

All 2019 Honda Passport trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that creates 280 rise horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net), fixation Passport in a tip of a category for customary horsepower in a shred where some competitors offer reduction absolute 4-cylinder engines as customary equipment. The Honda i-VTEC® V6 is corresponding to a latest-generation of Honda’s 9-speed involuntary smoothness (9AT) that is among a many modernized in a class, charity well-spoken and manageable energy delivery.

At a heart of a clever all-weather and off-road pushing capabilities is Honda’s permitted i-VTM4™ all-wheel expostulate system. Unlike many competing systems, i-VTM4™ uses active torque vectoring to send adult to 70 percent of engine torque to a back spindle and 100 percent of that torque to possibly a left or right back wheels. This capability gives Passport glorious doing in all conditions, such as rain-slicked or snowy roads or sandy trails, while also contributing to some-more manageable opening by overdriving a outward back circle in turns. In addition, a Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) is customary on both a front-wheel expostulate and all-wheel expostulate Passport. In all-wheel expostulate applications, a four-mode ITM systems works in and with i-VTM4™, permitting drivers to customize powertrain opening for opposite continue and terrain, including sand, sleet and mud. In front-wheel expostulate models, a element has dual modes for normal and sleet conditions.

Tested in a world’s harshest environments, including a sands of Dubai, murky nation roads of Russia, and snowbound trails in Minnesota, a multiple of i-VTM4™ and Intelligent Traction Management make Passport some-more means off highway than many unibody SUVs, giving drivers a certainty to tackle not only soppy or stormy conditions, though a accumulation of oppressive off-road terrains.

Passport is good versed for towing, with 3,500-pound ability on front-wheel expostulate models and 5,000 pounds on all-wheel expostulate models when both are versed with a discretionary towing package. Passport is a gateway to journey being means to draw camping trailers, boats, or “toy” haulers, over some-more imperishable terrain. The customary multi-view rear-view camera creates joining to a trailer easier than ever with a “overhead” choice giving a motorist a bird’s eye perspective of a join and trailer.

Exterior Design and Platform

Honda’s many imperishable light lorry yet, Passport’s fluent pattern leaves no doubt of a adventure-seeking goal and is highlighted by a aloft float height, customary 20-inch wheels, 245/50R all-weather tires and sporty styling cues, including a matte black grille and bumper, trance headlights and black wheels. LED headlight accents, shimmer black trim, a “floating” C-pillar, and chrome empty finishers spirit during Passport’s around-town sophistication. Trim-exclusive circle designs are permitted opposite a lineup, and Touring and Elite trims offer upsized 265/45R20 tires as customary equipment.

Beyond good looks, Passport’s pattern offers higher functionality as well. Ground clearway is adult 0.5 inches on front-wheel expostulate models and 1.1 inches on all-wheel expostulate models compared to Passport’s three-row sibling, Pilot, while a shorter altogether length and condensed back overhang offer softened approach, depart and breakover angles, suitable for some-more imperishable terrain.

Passport’s wider wheels and tires element a jaunty and sporty position and support both manageable around-town doing and increasing hold off-road. A ruggedly styled front finish stands out on a highway with a scratch-resistant matte finish griddle matched to a off-road adventures Passport is designed for.

Passport is formed on Honda’s Global Light Truck height and shares most of a underlying structure with a three-row Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup, including a rarely firm unibody construction. This height has a entirely boxed building that is worldly nonetheless clever with a four-wheel eccentric suspension, with MacPherson struts in front and a multilink eccentric rear. The latest era of Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, provides superb frontal collision insurance and collision harmony with incomparable and smaller vehicles.

Interior Design and Packaging

Passport’s complicated and worldly interior pattern offers copiousness space for 5 people and provides class-leading newcomer volume of 115.9 cu.-ft. and best-in-class sum interior volume of 157.1 cu.-ft. From Sport to Elite trims, Passport comforts high-quality interior appointments including appealing and durable cloth on Sport or seperated leather on EX-L, Touring and Elite trims, a trance headliner, and inexhaustible use of soft-touch surfaces on a lurch and doors.

Passport’s interior also offers class-leading utility. Behind a second quarrel of seats is a load area simply sized for weekend camping trips or excursions to a home alleviation store, with 41.2 cu. ft. of space, expandable to 77.9 cu. ft. with a second quarrel folded flat, that is some-more than adequate to accommodate towering bikes or a week’s value of camping gear. From a load area, a second-row seatbacks overlay with a pull of a button, and Passport’s categorical load building is reversible between carpeted and easy-to-clean tough cosmetic surfaces. Passport comforts class-leading underfloor storage, with 2.5 cu. ft. of simply permitted compartmented storage, that can be accessorized with removable washable bins, including a tradition bin for storing a permitted appendage trailer join receiver.

There’s also copiousness of space for tiny stuff. Passport offers inexhaustible storage space for front chair passengers, including a outrageous core console bin between a front seats with a rolling cover that serves as a tray when closed. Additional storage is found in a doors and forward of a push-button rigging selector.

Technology

Packed with permitted complicated amenities such as an audio and connectivity element with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ formation and a digital driver’s meter, Passport delivers all a complicated record that today’s SUV buyers demand.

Passport Sport trim comes customary with a 215-watt audio element with a 5-inch arrangement guard and 6 speakers, and a subwoofer. Passport EX-L, Touring and Elite trims underline Honda’s 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen element with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone formation and primer power/volume knob. The Display Audio element uses gestures common to smartphones and tablets, such as swipe, daub and pinch, to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features. Intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified menu structure, it also offers customizable shortcuts for ordinarily used comforts and customizable app locations. Passport Touring and Elite trims come with a 590-watt 10-speaker reward audio system.

Passport’s instrument cluster uses a 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) shade with a far-reaching operation of information content. In further to displaying customary car functions such as car speed and RPM, a full-color digital scale includes a Multi-Information Display (MID) with customizable features, such as audio element information, a minute outing computer, phone information, and turn-by-turn line superintendence on Passport models versed with navigation. Drivers navigate a new TFT regulating steering circle controls designed for discerning operation, such as Bluetooth® phone buttons that are some-more simply renowned by touch.

Touring and Elite trims of Passport yield 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi TCU that can ancillary adult to 7 inclination and a giveaway 90-day/3GB hearing duration ATT information plan. The TCU is pivotal to Passport’s support of countless HondaLink® cloud-based services. Using an app, owners can keep line of upkeep and even book appointments, remember their Passport’s plcae and countless other functions.

Safety and Driver Assistance Technology

The Honda Sensing® apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies is customary on all 2019 Passport trims. Honda Sensing® helps yield larger recognition of pushing conditions around a vehicle, in some cases helps drivers say line position and, underneath certain conditions negligence or even interlude a car if it detects a intensity front collision. Honda Sensing® includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) featuring Forward Collison Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assistance System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The new Passport was designed to yield a high turn of active and pacifist reserve opening and targets an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score reserve rating and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating. All tested 2019 model-year Honda vehicles grasp an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score reserve rating.

All Passport trims come versed with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with beyond “bird’s eye” view, ideal for trailer hookups. Additional permitted driver-assistive technologies embody energetic discipline for a rearview camera, blind mark Information element (EX-L, Touring and Elite) with Rear Cross-Traffic Detection, and front and back parking sensors (Touring and Elite).

Accessories

A far-reaching accumulation of Honda Genuine Accessories are designed for Passport, including roof boxes of several sizes, a roof basket, and roof-mounted bike, boat and ski or snowboard racks. Inside, Passport owners can weatherproof their load area with tough cosmetic covers for a floor, sides, and seatbacks. The underfloor storage can be divided with separate, removable and washable bins.

For those seeking a some-more worldly civic look, a accumulation of cosmetic extraneous equipment are available, such as a colored graphics package, undercarriage acquire lights, and aflame doorway sills. From a outset, Passport will be permitted with dual appendage packages. The Adventure Package adds regulating boards, a trailer hitch, buffer flares and some-more for outside weekend getaways. The Urban Package adds front and back underbody spoilers, singular 20-inch wheels, load storage bins and roof rails and crossbars for a worldly in-town look.

2019 Honda Passport: Major Specifications

 

2019 Honda Passport: Major Features

 

 

 

 

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