Passport SUV Returns To Honda Model Lineup


At the Los Angeles Auto Show, an all-new Honda is presented. True, the mid-size SUV got the old name – Passport.

The previous Honda Passport was sold in the 1990s, and in fact was a version of the Isuzu Rodeo SUV.

The new Passport will fill the vacuum that exists between the CR-V compact crossover and the full-size seven-seat Honda Pilot.

One engine option is offered – a 3.5-liter ‘six’ of 280 hp. The transmission is nine-speed automatic. The i-VTM4 all-wheel drive is optional.

The new crossover is perfect for travel: carrying capacity of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg), the ability to pull a solid trailer (3,500 pounds or 1,588 kg), as well as special modes for driving over rough terrain and in snowy conditions.

Plus, it features a roomy luggage compartment.

The Honda Passport is designed in the United States, will be produced here and, apparently, is aimed primarily at this market. The crossover will go on sale early 2019. Prices will be announced next year.

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