2019 Honda Passport Specs Reveal an Awesomely Powerful New SUV

Anyone doubting the performance of Honda’s all-new SUV should check out Honda Passport specs. From engine output to tow ratings, those commanding numbers showcase a vehicle ready to hit the open road or conquer the backcountry.

Read on to explore:

  • Honda Passport Horsepower and Torque
  • Honda Passport MPG
  • Honda Passport Towing Capacity and Capability
  • Honda Passport Performance Features
  • Honda Passport Active Safety Features

Honda Passport Horsepower and Torque

Regardless of your chosen trim level, all Honda Passport models come fitted with the same 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® engine. It uses direct fuel injection to deliver up to an impressive 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Power comes on fast whether you’re changing into the fast lane on the highway or accelerating from standstill in the city, and yet your ride remains whisper-quiet thanks to the following engineering innovations:

  • Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC): Inbuilt microphones measure and offset the sound created by your engine.
  • Active Control Engine Mount (ACM): Cuts down on noise and vibration for a smoother and quieter ride.


Honda Passport MPG

Your 3.5L V6 will come paired to a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters. You’ll enjoy seamless shifts and perfect performance across the power ratio, plus the following efficiency focused features:

  • Eco Assist™ System: Provides feedback to show how your driving is impacting fuel consumption. You’ll coach yourself into better driving habits over time.
  • Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®): Shuts down two engine cylinders when you’re cruising steadily to help reduce fuel consumption.
  • Idle-Stop: Shuts off the engine automatically when you come to a full stop, then restarts immediately when you’re ready to go.

All told, drivers can expect to make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg* on the highway in 2WD.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg* on the highway with available AWD.

Honda Passport Towing Capacity & Capability

In the words of The Car Connection: “We spent a lot of time off-road in the Passport during an initial preview drive near Moab, Utah, and found it to be a sufficiently formidable four-wheeler on unpaved roads.” It’s a vehicle built to excel when you head off the beaten track, with capability features including:

  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System: Variable amounts of torque can be sent to each rear wheel independently to minimize slippage across wet or loose surfaces. Across dry roads, handling is enhanced by sending additional torque to the outside rear wheel when turning
  • Intelligent Traction Management: Provides Snow mode for 2WD models and Snow, Sand, and Mud for AWD. Wherever you travel, the Honda Passport will be ready to adapt.

To ensure you can haul everything from laden trailers to speedboats and ATVs out with you, Honda Passport towing comes in at:

  • Up to 3,500 lbs. with 2WD.
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. with AWD.

Honda Passport Performance Features

The Honda Passport feels just as capable in the city and on the highway as it does covering the backcountry thanks to a fantastic range of performance features.

  • Sophisticated Suspension: All models fit MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension to iron out the road.
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars: Helps reduce body roll when you hit bumps or take sharp corners.
  • Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes: Delivers exceptional stopping power whether you’re decelerating slowly or making an emergency stop.
  • All-Season Tires: Housed in 20-inch Split-Spoke Gloss Black Alloy wheels, all-season tires react perfectly to all surfaces through all conditions.

Honda Passport Active Safety Features

All Honda Passport models fit a range of active safety features that enhance performance while keeping you protected.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control: Analyses drive dynamics, then adjusts performance to ensure dependable stability and traction.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Perfectly distributes braking force between all four wheels.
  • Brake Assist: Enhances stopping power when an emergency stop is sensed.
  • Hill Start Assist: Prevents you rolling by maintaining pressure to the braking system until you hit the gas.

Experience the Honda Passport First-Hand by Taking a Test Drive

Slotting in between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, the all-new Honda Passport should prove one of our most popular AWD models. Contact us today or visit your local Mid-Michigan Honda dealer to find out more and explore the latest specials.

*Based on 2019 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.

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