Honda Passport 2019 launches its Bod SUVs on the LA stage

Honda Passport debuts in the world in 2019: the all-new 5-passenger SUV introduced at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

  • Passport offers a unique blend of on-road and off-road prowess with exceptional occupant and cargo capacity
  • 280-horsepower V6 and optional all-wheel-drive system give Passport rugged off-road towing and driving capabilities
  • Honda Standard Sensing® safety and driver assistance technology on all versions
  • Several accessory options to customize passport ownership

LOS ANGELESNovember 27, 2018 – Honda Passport 2019's all-new V6 five-passenger SUV made its world debut today. Available for sale early next year, Passport offers a unique combination of on-road optimization and off-road adventure capabilities, as well as premium interior space.

The all-new Honda Passport will be between the compact CR-V and the three-row driver in Honda's award-winning SUV lineup. The reinforced unibody frame of the model, the powerful direct injection engine I-VTEC® The V6 engine, fully independent suspension and agile steering make it an ideal choice for long distances or in the city. In addition, the robust off-road capabilities offered by the available Honda i-VTM4 ™ torque transmission and intelligent four-mode traction management system enable Passport to tackle the challenging terrain normally. reserved for less refined bodies. SUVs on chassis or off-road.

"The all-new 2019 Honda Passport delivers on-the-road comfort and agile handling, which buyers will appreciate on their daily commute thanks to the solid off-road and off-road capability that makes them an excellent vehicle for driving." weekend adventure, "said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of US-based Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda division. "We have seen an opportunity to provide something that Honda is particularly capable of creating and the new Passport is very well positioned to attract buyers looking for a more personal, more powerful and more efficient Honda SUV."

Designed and developed exclusively by Honda's Torrance, California and Raymond, Ohio research and development teams, the Passport and V6 engine will be manufactured at the company's Lincoln, Alabama facility.

Other flagship products include:

  • 3.5-liter V6 direct injection 280 horsepower engine with I-VTEC® valvetrain coupled with the latest-generation 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4 ™) torque-optimized all-wheel drive improves on-road and off-road performance
  • The intelligent traction management system with the available snow, sand and mud modes allows to optimize the performance according to the condition of the surface
  • Honda Standard Sensing® safety and driver assistance technology
  • Standard 20-inch alloy wheels and tires on all versions
  • Reversible cargo floor and underfloor cargo storage the best in class
  • Broad range of Honda accessories for active lifestyles, including Adventure and Urban accessory kits

The all-new exterior design and ruggedness of the 2019 Honda Passport are underscored by standard 20-inch rims, a matte black grille, a floating roof, aggressive wheel arches, increased ride height and a hatchback design that underscores the width.

Inside, Passport offers a premium passenger space (115.9 cubic feet) and a total interior volume (157.1 cubic feet) for transporting your family, friends and weekend adventures. The passport features a reversible cargo floor that is easy to clean and a large segmented luggage compartment (the best in class in the 2.5 cubic foot class) to carry any dirty equipment or to keep valuables at bay. Out of sight.

The passport will be offered in four versions: the aptly named Sport, upgraded
EX-L, high-tech touring and elite fully equipped. All models, with the exception of the Elite Top Line, can be configured with AWD or AWD – all Elite versions come standard with AWD. All versions will include 20-inch alloy wheels and tires, the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver safety and assistance technologies, LED headlamps, fog lights, taillights and daytime running lights, Smart Start and Smart Entry, and three-zone climate control. The EX-L and higher versions use Honda's latest Display Audio interface with an 8-inch touch screen, a physical volume button and Apple CarPlay.® and Android Auto ™ integration.

Additional exterior enhancements, depending on the finish, include a power liftgate with optional handsfree, a one-touch tilt / slide sunroof, and auto-dimming heated, power-adjustable side mirrors. In addition, the Blind Spot Information System, the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and the Front and Rear Parking Sensors are technologies available to assist the driver. Available premium features include second-row sunblinds, wireless phone charging, Honda's built-in satellite navigation system, and vehicle-integrated 4G LTE Wi-Fi.[ii], premium audio and HondaLink® cloud services, including remote unlocking, concierge services, tracking stolen vehicles, etc.


All versions of the Honda Passport 2019 are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. (SAE net), placing Passport at the top of its class for standard power in a segment where some competitors offer standard 4-cylinder engines less powerful. The Honda I-VTEC® The V6 is paired with Honda's latest generation 9-speed automatic (9AT), one of the most advanced in the class, offering responsive, responsive power transmission.

Honda's optional i-VTM4 ™ AWD system is at the heart of rugged all-weather and off-road driving capabilities. Unlike most competing systems, the i-VTM4 ™ uses active torque vectoring to send up to 70% of engine torque to the rear axle and 100% of that torque to the left or right rear wheels. . This capability gives the Passport excellent maneuverability in all conditions, such as snow-covered or snow-covered roads or sandy tracks, while contributing to more responsive performance by overloading the outer rear wheel in cornering. In addition, Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) is standard on Passport front-wheel drive and AWD. In all-wheel-drive applications, four-mode ITM systems work in conjunction with i-VTM4 ™, allowing drivers to customize power train performance based on weather and terrain, including sand, snow and mud. In front-wheel drive models, the system has two modes for normal and snow conditions.

Tested in the harshest environments in the world, including the Dubai sand, Russia's muddy country roads and the snowy slopes of Minnesota, the combination of the i-VTM4 ™ and intelligent traction management makes the passport more performing off-road as many single-body SUVs, giving drivers confidence to tackle not only wet or rainy conditions, but also a variety of challenging off-road terrain.

The passport is well equipped for towing, with a capacity of 3,500 pounds on front-wheel drive models and 5,000 pounds on all-wheel drive models when both are equipped with the optional towing package. Passport is the gateway to adventure because it is possible to tow caravans, boats or "toy carriers" on more rugged terrain. The standard multi-view rear vision camera makes connecting to a trailer easier than ever with its "overhead" option giving the driver a bird's eye view of the hitch and trailer.

Outside design and platform

Honda's most rugged express truck to date, the expressive design of the Passport leaves no doubt about its adventure mission and is underscored by its higher ride height, standard 20-inch rims, all-season tires and more. 245 / 50R seasons and its sporty styling codes, including a matte black grille and bumper, blackout lights and black wheels. LED headlights, shiny black trim, floating "C" pillar and chrome exhaust finishers evoke the refinement around the city of Passport. Exclusive wheel models are available throughout the range. The Touring and Elite versions feature oversized 265 / 45R20 tires as standard equipment.

Beyond beauty, Passport's design also offers superior features. Ground clearance is 0.8 inches higher on front-wheel drive models and 1.1 inches higher on all-wheel drive models than the Passport Pilot's three-row driver, while its overall length and door Short-to-back shortcut offer improved approach, departure and tilt angles, for more rugged terrain.

Passport's wider wheels and tires complement its athletic and athletic stance and support both responsive city handling and increased off-road grip. A sturdy-styled front end stands out on the road with its scratch-resistant matte-finish grille designed for off-road adventures that Passport is designed for.

Passport is based on Honda's Global Light Truck platform and shares much of its underlying structure with the three-row Pilot SUV pickup truck and the Ridgeline pickup truck, including its very rigid monocoque construction. This platform features a fully boxed, sophisticated and solid floor, with a four-wheel independent suspension, MacPherson struts at the front and an independent multi-link rear. The latest generation of Honda's patented Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE ™) bodywork structure provides outstanding front-end crash protection and collision compatibility with larger and smaller vehicles.

Interior design and packaging

Passport's modern and sophisticated interior design offers ample room for five, with an unparalleled 115.9 cu. Ft. Of passenger volume and a best-in-class interior volume of 157.1 cu. Passport features high-quality interior designs, including attractive sport-resistant fabrics or perforated leathers for the EX-L, Touring and Elite versions, blackout lining and generous use of soft touch and door surfaces. .

The interior of Passport also offers a state-of-the-art utility. Behind the second row of seats is a heavily sized loading area for camping trips or excursions to the home improvement store, with 41.2 m3. ft. of space, expandable to 77.9 cu. with the second row folded, which is more than enough to accommodate mountain bikes or a week of camping gear. On the loading area, the second-row seatbacks fold at the push of a button. The main cargo floor of the passport is reversible between hard plastic surfaces covered with carpet and easy to clean. Passport is equipped with a first class underfloor storage system, with a capacity of 2.5 ft. Cu. easily accessible compartmentalized storage compartment, which can be accessorized with washable removable bins, including a custom tray to store the available trailer hitch receiver.

There is also plenty of room for little things. Passport offers generous storage space for front-seat passengers, including a huge center console bin between the front seats with a rolling lid that serves as a tray when it's closed. Additional storage space is in the doors and in front of the push-button gear selector.


Equipped with modern amenities, such as an audio system and connectivity with Apple CarPlay® and the integration of Android Auto ™ and a digital driving indicator, Passport offers all the modern technology demanded by today's SUV buyers.

Passport Sport accessories come standard with a 215-watt audio system with a 5-inch monitor and 6 speakers, as well as a subwoofer. Passport EX-L, Touring and Elite versions feature Honda's 8-inch Display Display with Apple CarPlay® and the integration of the Android Auto ™ smartphone and the volume / power manual button. The Display Audio system uses gestures common to smartphones and tablets, such as drag, touch and pinch, to control the vehicle's audio system, display settings, and other advanced features. Intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified menu structure, it also offers customizable shortcuts for commonly used features and customizable application locations. The Passport Touring and Elite versions come with a premium 590-watt 10-speaker audio system.

The Passport instrument cluster uses a 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) with a wide range of information content. In addition to displaying typical vehicle functions, such as vehicle speed and speed, the digital color meter includes a multi-information display (MID) with customizable features, such as audio system information, a computer detailed travel information, phone information and a rotation indicator. alternating route guidance on Passport models equipped with navigation. Drivers navigate the new TFT using steering wheel controls designed for intuitive operation, such as Bluetooth® phone keys that stand out more easily by touch.

The Touring and Elite versions of Passport provide a 4G LTE embedded Wi-Fi TCU that can support up to seven devices and a free AT & T data plan for a 90-day / 3GB trial period The TCU is the key to Passport support for many HondaLink companies.® cloud services. Using an app, homeowners can follow the interview and even make an appointment, remember the location of their passport, start their passport remotely and many other functions.

Safety Technology and Driver Assistance

The Honda Sensing® a suite of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies are standard on all Passport 2019 versions. Honda Sensing® helps to provide a better understanding of the driving conditions around the vehicle, helps in some cases the drivers to maintain the position of the track and, under certain conditions, to slow down or even stop the vehicle if it detects a potential frontal collision . Honda Sensing® Includes Collision Mitigation ™ (CMBS ™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Attenuation (RDM), including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Helps maintain Track (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The new passport has been designed to offer a high level of performance in active and passive safety. It aims for a 5-star NCAP security rating for the overall vehicle score and an IIHS. TOP PICK SECURITY Evaluation. All model year 2019 Honda vehicles tested achieve the 5-star NCAP safety rating of the overall vehicle rating.

All Passport fittings are equipped with a multi-angle rear view camera with bird's eye view overhead, ideal for trailer hitches. Other available driver assistance technologies include dynamic guidance for the rear view camera, Blind Spot Information System (EX-L, Touring and Elite) with rear cross traffic detection, as well as front and rear parking sensors (Touring and Elite).


A wide variety of Honda original accessories are designed for Passport, including roof boxes of various sizes, a roof rack and roof-mounted bike racks, kayaks and ski racks or snowboards. Inside, passport holders can protect their loading area from the weather with hard plastic covers for the floor, sides and seatbacks. Underfloor storage can be divided into two separate removable and washable compartments.

For those looking for a more sophisticated urban look, a variety of exterior cosmetic elements are available, such as a colorful graphic set, welcome lights for undercarriage and illuminated door sills . From the outset, Passport will be available with two sets of accessories. The Adventure Group includes running boards, a trailer hitch, a roof box and more for outdoor weekends. The urban group includes front and rear baffles under the chassis, unique 20-inch wheels, storage bins for loading, roof bars and crossbars for a sophisticated city look.

Honda Passport 2019: Key Specifications


Type of engine




Horsepower (SAE Net)

280 to 6,000 rpm

Couple (SAE Net)

262 lb.-ft. at 4700 rpm

Fuel injection



9-speed automatic (9AT)

Integral traction system
(AWD models)

Intelligent Variable Torque Management ™ (i-VM4 ™) with intelligent traction management with normal modes, sand, snow and mud


Front suspension

MacPherson strut

Rear suspension



Electric power rack (EPS)


20 inch alloy

All season tires

245 / 50R 102H (Sport, EX-L);
265 / 50R 102H (tourism, elite)

Towing capacity, 2 wheel drive (AWD)

3,500 lb (5,000 lbs) with towing



111.0 in.


190.5 in.


71.6 in.


78.6 in.

Front / rear track, 2WD (AWD)

67.0 / 67.0 inches (66.7 / 66.7 inches)

Ground clearance, 2 wheel drive (AWD)

7.8 "(8.4")

Approach / departure angles, degrees, 2-wheel drive (AWD)

20.6 / 26.8 (21.4 / 27.6)


Loading volume (behind the 2nd row)

41.2 cu.

Loading volume (behind the 1st row)

100.7 cu.

Passenger volume

115.9 (114.9 w / sunroof)

Honda Passport 2019: Key Features


20-inch alloy wheels

Tire 245 / 50R20

Honda Sensing®

9 speed automatic transmission

Auto Stop-Start

LED floodlight

LED fog lights


LED taillights

Smart Start

Smart Entry

Starting the engine remotely

8-way driver's seat

Driver lumbar support

Automatic air conditioning with three zones

215-watt audio system with 6 speakers

2 USB ports

Fabric seats

3-way reversing camera

Double exposed exhaust finishes

Black bumper pad trim

Glossy black grid outline

Color-matched exterior mirrors

EX-L (2WD / AWD) adds or replaces Sport

Seats upholstered in leather

One-touch sliding and sliding sunroof

Electric tailgate with remote control

Blind spot information

Cross-traffic alert

Heated front seats

4-way power passenger seat

Auto-dimming rear view mirror

Memory of the driver's seat and rearview mirror

Audio display

CarPlay® integration and Android Auto ™

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

2nd row of shading

XM Satellite Radio


Automatic up / down electric windows

Heated exterior mirrors

3 USB ports

HD Radio

Sunvisors illuminated

3-way reversing camera with dynamic guidelines

Matte Black Bumper Pads Trim, Grille, Door Trim Pad, Tailgate Trim

Matching tailgate spoiler

Color-matched exterior mirrors

Touring (2WD / AWD) adds or replaces EXL


4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

Front and rear parking sensors

LED Inline Hi / Lo-Beam

Heated rear seats

Roof rails

Ambient lighting

Electric tailgate with remote access and handsfree

Premium audio with 10 speakers

Exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals

AC Inverter (115V – 150W)

High gloss dashboard trim

Acoustic glass

Tires 265 / 45R20

Elite (AWD) adds or replaces Touring

Ventilated front seats

Auto-dimming side mirrors

Heated steering wheel

Rain Sensing front wipers

Wireless phone charger

Power foldable exterior mirrors

Black glossy grille and bar, bumper pad trim, door trim, tailgate trim, tailgate baffle

Body Color Exterior Mirrors

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