The Passport is one of the rare two-row mid-size SUVs that remained on the market but it compensates for the lack of seats in so many ways. It is a pretty refined and decently capable machine, with spacious seats and a generous cargo area. We also like the long list of standard equipment, as well as the pretty engaging handling. On the other hand, the 2024 Honda Passport will probably continue with high price tags as one of its main drawbacks.
The current generation has been around since 2019 and it was updated for the 2022 model year. That’s we believe that it has another year or two before it receives a complete redesign. So, the next year’s model is about to carry on in the same way, with a familiar design and features. This also indicates that the launch date is about to be scheduled for the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Honda Passport Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the Passport has a few more years before it gets a full redesign. Therefore, the 2024 Honda Passport is about to continue with the same design, which has been around since 2019. It was updated last year, with a more rugged front face that includes a bolder grille and reshaped headlights. The next year’s model shouldn’t feature any notable visual updates, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see a few interesting things, such as new color options or a new appearance package.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain the same. Most of the parts are shared with the (now previous-generation) Pilot, including the wheelbase. The Passport offers composed handling and a decent level of comfort, 8.1 inches of ground clearance provide relatively decent off-road performance, especially in the TrailSport trim, which offers all-terrain tires and a few more upgrades.
The cabin design has always been one of the Passport’s strongest points. With 111 inches in wheelbase and just two rows of seats, it’s pretty obvious that there is plenty of passenger space for five adult passengers. Moreover, the front seats are well shaped, with solid side support, while the driving position is excellent. The cargo area offers around 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is pretty good for a two-row mid-size SUV.
Besides plenty of space, this cabin also features good overall quality. The materials are nice, and there is a lot of attention to detail as well. Furthermore, the dashboard looks pretty elegant, while higher trim levels offer a couple of interesting upgrades as well. All these things make the Passport look more upscale than rivals like Chevy Blazer or Nissan Murano.
We expect to see no bigger changes in terms of standard and available equipment, although some minor upgrades are always possible. The current model comes standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, wireless device charging, HD Radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, remote start, proximity keyless entry, a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Things like navigation, voice recognition, a 10-speaker premium stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot, as well as ambient interior lighting and a household-style power outlet, are some of the most notable available upgrades.
The current model already comes with a long list of standard safety features. You may count on goodies like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, road-departure mitigation, lane-departure warning, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, rearview camera etc. Rain-sensing windshield wipers are practically the only available driver-assistance feature.
2024 Honda Passport Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2024 Honda Passport will continue with a familiar, super-refined 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Besides excellent refinement, the engine also offers pretty good driving dynamics. It comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which also does a pretty good job, with fast and smooth shifts.
All-wheel drive is standard in all models, while the average fuel economy goes around 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is typical for the class. When properly equipped, the Passport can tow up to 5.000 pounds.
2024 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda Passport will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023, with a starting price of around 42.000 dollars.