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An all-new release last year, the Honda Passport has already earned quite a name for itself—even as a “white space” filler between the popular CR-V and three-row Honda Pilot. In fact, the new Passport is largely a mix of the two; its accentuated features are reminiscent of the CR-V and combine nicely with a two-rowed Pilot skeleton. That mixture makes the 2020 Passport a smarter, roomier and more practical midsize SUV than other sporty competitors like the Chevy Blazer or Toyota 4Runner—and a better value starting at just $31,990*.

In short, the new Honda Passport is more than a capable, affordable, do-it-all SUV for any family keen on beach-y adventures.

 

High-Performance Performance

Carrying the same engine that fuels the Ridgeline and Pilot, the 2020 Honda Passport performs at a supreme level. Its throaty 3.5-liter iVTEC V6, which pairs nicely with a nine-speed automatic, makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Add a slight bit of pressure to Passport’s accelerator, and you may even feel a little Civic Si blood coursing through this Honda SUV’s veins. Heck, it even handles as nimbly and assuredly as Honda’s all-star sedan.

But while both Honda models inspire you to take an adventure, a Civic the 2020 Passport is not. Passport SUVs can tow 5,000 pounds*, offer 8.1 inches of ground clearance and ride on athletic 20-inch wheels. Its approach and departure angles are excellent, too, allowing it to make quick work of small scale trailheads and off-road terrain.

 

Storage Galore(age)

Honda Passport Storage

If absolute space is what you desire, Honda’s new SUV is calling your name.

The 2020 Honda Passport ensures you’re able to haul around anything short of the kitchen sink. It boasts more than 50 cubic feet of cargo volume* behind the rear row, which expands to over 100 cubes with the back seats folded down. That’s a resounding victory cry over its Detroit Three rivals in the midsize SUV segment.

Underneath the rear cargo area is your typical spare tire and a bunch of little cubbies and compartments to help you secure even more items. And an accessible hands-free power tailgate is your entryway to the Passport’s storage foyer.

 

Pushing the Tech Envelope

Adequately equipped Passport models include just about every type of technology the auto industry has on tap.

Tri-zone climate, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering, and heated rear outboard seats keep everyone cozy on those breezy Jacksonville evenings. The front wireless charging pad keeps your smartphone topped off, as will the two rear USB charging ports and three 12-volt outlets. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mesh with Passport’s available 540W 10-speaker audio system and upgraded 8-inch electrostatic touchscreen. Wi-Fi and standard Honda Sensing act as Passport’s respective whipped cream and cherry on top.

Honda Passport Interior

 

In all, the 2020 Passport offers an incredible combination of space, utility and performance at a reasonable price. It’s almost as if Honda has had years to perfect the craft of designing practical vehicles—who’d a thunk it? Don’t just yearn for your next adventure; live it out. Come get to know the ’20 Honda Passport at one of our First Coast Honda Dealers locations today. Our Florida Honda dealerships serve the entire Jacksonville region, as well as Southeast Georgia.

 

Disclaimers:

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

*Maximum towing capacity for AWD trims is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD trims is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your First Coast Honda Dealers for details.

*Cargo capacity based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.

Sources & Photos:

automobiles.honda.com/passport