The latest and the second-largest of the Honda family, Honda Passport makes its historic roadshow amongst a host of long-term test fleet. The SUV giant is a rugged utility vehicle, capable of long hauls across the wild. The Passport, loaded with the most advanced details and ground-breaking technology, enjoys a distinct position among other like models including Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet Blazer.
The roadshow comprises of a year-long test, providing ample time to get deep into the nitty-gritty details, exposes the vehicle to several questions worth finding answers for. There will be questions creating brainstorming sessions regarding its fuel efficiency, the comfort level, its capacity to perform on the beaten track and others.
The 2019 model will explore the depths of its capabilities during the long-term test session. An in-depth look at this heavy-hitter exudes a unique charm, exclusive to the model. Passport is available in several models and variations with trademark Honda Sensing suite and driver-assistance technology. A host of revolutionary features for select models include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic alert among others.
The Elite variation is an improvement on all other models, fitted with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto-enabled display audio infotainment system. Adding to the innovation, it also features a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging. Elite enjoys an advancement in ultimate comfort with heated and cooled front seats and, 12-volt outlets making provision for mobile GoPro charging stations.
While cargo space, fuel efficiency, comfort level and performance in tough situations are common things on the mind, the Passport comes with much more. Come, experience the power vehicle featuring 280 horsepower technology combined with 262 pound-feet of torque complementing the 9-speed automatic transmission. These pioneering features combine to deliver the smoothest performance starting with a powerful thrust. The dynamic torque lets you cut through the expressway and rush through traffic-snarled streets.
The standout factors powering the Passport in its segment of SUVs are the communicative steering and the powerful traction of genuine 4-wheel drive. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate, the 2019 Passport can run 19 miles per gallon within the city and at 24 miles per gallon on the highway. Nevertheless, curiosity levels only rise to see if the mileage lives up to the expectations one year from now.
Interesting specifications worth the inclusion
While it comes to SUVs like the Passport, interior space is one of the chief deciding factors. Honda Passport 2019 offers a vast 77.9 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. The spacious area helps secure all your gear with more room to pile other things like hand sanitizer, gaffer tape and many others conveniently.
Convenience only gets better with the inclusion of a Costco-size box in the center console to keep snacks on the go.
The long-term test expedition
Expect the 2019 Honda Passport to power its way amidst piles of dirt in the coming months. The terrain management function featuring normal, snow, mud and sand modes coupled with an all-wheel-drive-system, enable the SUV’s supremacy in several conditions.
The robust model of excellence is a fantastic choice for camping, featuring a tailgate tent that makes the Passport perfect to live amidst the wilderness and exploring daring experiences, day and night.