The refreshed version 2021 Honda Passport has been confirmed to arrive later this year. As you may know, this attractive SUV is basically the “Baby Pilot” version. Both models offer and share plenty of cues. Generally, they are made on the same architecture. However, the Passport provides more equipment and plenty of standard and optional features.
Like the previous model, the new one will offer a modern and stylish cabin with more upscale materials. Moreover, with two rows of seats, there are plenty of rooms for five passengers comfortably. On top of that, the Passport is powered by a very potent 3.5-liter V6 powertrain.
2021 Passport Exterior Changes
In terms of design, the upcoming 2021 Honda Passport looks almost identical as its big brother Pilot. Both models will share plenty of similarities. However, the Passport model is six inches shorter if we compare it with the Pilot. Moreover, both models measure the same wheelbase, while Passport is about an inch wider and rides almost an inch higher. Other significant differences are most visible on a steeper back-window angle that gives this SUV a sportier look.
The side profile will keep the same stylish 20-inch wheels and a sportier-looking face. Thanks to that, the latest Passport looks more rugged and much better proportioned than a Pilot.
Interior Design and Trim Levels
The recently confirmed 2021 Honda Passport will arrive with a modern and unique cabin. There will be plenty of upscale materials and even more techs than before. This model is available in four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Base trim level Sport will feature tri-zone climate control, keyless access, numerous driver-assistance features, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a 7-speaker sound system.
The EX-L trim that is recommended trim cost only $600 more and adds standard power liftgate and sunroof. Power-adjustable leather seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also part of this trim. Touring trim level is more versatile and it brings more quality inside. This trim will include a powerful 10-speaker audio system, heated rear seats, a hands-free liftgate, and parking sensors.
Lastly, the range-topping Elite trim is the most equipped and expensive one. This trim feature all above plus will add LED ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated steering wheel.
Proven V6 Engine
The latest edition 2021 Honda Passport will be available with the proven 3.5-liter V6. This engine is the only solution, which means that all trim levels will use it. Furthermore, this engine produces 280 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. Also, it is available with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Like before, front-wheel-drive comes as standard, while AWD is optional. Off-roading is possible thanks to more ground clearance.
From some gossip, the next possibility is that this engine will get an optional 10-speed automatic transmission. Still, there is no official confirmation. An FWD current Passport provides 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. However, loading an optional AWD system lowers those figures. Towing capacity is acceptable for such an SUV and it’s slightly over 5000 pounds.
2021 Honda Passport Price and Release Date
The redesigned 2021 Honda Passport is the latest SUV that will start at $32,000. As you can see, the price remains the same as before. However, choosing the range-topping Elite trim level will increase the cost to $45,000. Honda manufacturer will release redesigned version later this year.
Pros and Cons
The new model 2021 Honda Passport is the SUV that is roomy, comfortable and it provides a smooth ride. Besides that, this model deploys a very potent engine that delivers 280 horses. However, there are some cons this time and they include a price that is higher than most 5-passenger competitors and average fuel economy.