As it was expected, the fresh mid-size crossover doesn’t come with bigger changes for the second production year. The 2020 Honda Passport is a typical carryover, which comes with pretty much the same characteristics as the 2019 model year, which came back after a pretty long hiatus. The new crossover competes in the class of two-row mid-size crossovers, with models like Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano etc. It definitely has a lot of trump cards up its sleeve. It is roomy, well designed both out and inside, while the off-road capability is on a decent level as well.
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2020 Honda Passport doesn’t come with more important changes. You may count on the same design, while the list of standard equipment is also pretty much the same. The model is about to hit the market in the next couple of weeks and price changes are not expected either.
2020 Honda Passport Redesign
It’s not hard to notice that the Passport is heavily based on the Pilot. First of all, you will notice pretty much the same face, but the fact is that the 2020 Honda Passport is much more than that. It features pretty much the same mechanics and rides on the same but shortened platform. Also, there is a little bit different suspension setup, which makes it more adventurous compared to the more practical, family-oriented three-row Pilot.
Visually, you may notice the same front face, while the rear end has been tweaked and comes with different headlights. Compared to the Pilot, it features a blacked grille, as well as distinctive wheels, in order to accentuate its off-road aspirations. If you prefer something brighter, you can get a chrome grille in higher trims.
On the inside, you will notice a dashboard that looks pretty much the same as in the Pilot. It is well designed and features hi-quality materials all around. All versions but the base one come with leather upholstery and steering wheel, while a large 8-inch touchscreen is a standard across the whole range of models. We should mention and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as well.
Still, the strongest point of this cabin is interior space. There are two pretty spacious rows of seats, with plenty of leg and headroom. The 2020 Honda Passport can easily accommodate five adult passengers. While the seating space is excellent, we wish that seats are a little bit more massive. Other than that, there is no room for complaints. As we’ve just mentioned, base models come standard with cloth upholstery, while in higher trims you can get leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel and more.
When it comes to the cargo capacity, you may count on about 41 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes up to 77 cubic feet. Those are some of the best ratings in the class.
In terms of standard equipment, the 2020 Honda Passport also stands pretty well. When it comes to tech features, all models come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration, as we already mentioned. The list of standard tech features also includes things like Bluetooth, USB port, 7-speaker audio system etc. In higher trim levels, you can also get navigation, HD radio, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, additional USB ports, premium audio system and more.
The 2020 Honda Passport is pretty generous when it comes to safety features. All models come standard with things like lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a road departure mitigation system. Additionally, you can get things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic allert etc.
2020 Honda Passport Engine
Under the hood, Honda keeps everything simple, so there is just one engine option in the offer. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 3.5-liter V6. For this occasion, it delivers around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power ensures pretty strong driving dynamics, while a 9-speed automatic transmission works smooth a precise. All in all, Honda is excellent in this aspect, as usual.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on pretty average ratings for the class. In numbers, this goes around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Of course, mpg ratings are a little bit lower in AWD models.
2020 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda Passport is about to hit the market very soon, in a couple of weeks. Considering that there are no bigger changes, we don’t expect a different price either. This means that base versions should go around 32.000 dollars. The competition includes models like Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Chevy Blazer, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.