The forthcoming 2021 Honda Passport will hit the roads in the second half of 2020. This SUV called the “Baby Pilot” comes with ample ground clearance, and it offers a long list of standard amenities. On top of that, cargo capacity is more than decent and the power comes through a potent V6 engine.
Overall, the Passport offers a good driving experience and a room for five passengers. Just like the Pilot, Passport rides on the same platform and is offering a similar interior design.
2021 Passport Exterior Facelift
The last generation has been introduced in 2019. Now, the 2021 Honda Passport builds on that with mid-cycle improvements. For that reason, don’t expect drastic changes in terms of design. Passport SUV looks modern and upright, so the 2021 model will add minor updates. Passport will retain its compact dimensions and will look attractive as always before. As we already mentioned, this model is very similar to the Honda Pilot model.
Besides the same architecture, both models are offering similar styling and so much more. 20-inch wheels are offered as standard, which is another similarity. However, the Passport offers more ground clearance. The Passport SUV wears a couple of blacked-out trims and it comes with a gorgeous color palette. Some of the color options are: Steel Sapphire, Crystal Black, Lunar Silver and Black Forest.
Interior and Trim Levels
The upcoming 2021 Honda Passport is available in four trim levels. Base Sport model offers LED headlights, tri-zone climate control, keyless access and a 5-inch touchscreen. Moreover, this trim will provide keyless ignition start, 7-speaker audio system and a decent amount of driver-assistance.
The EX-L trim is offering slightly more standard amenities. For a start, a power liftgate is offered as standard. The sunroof is available, just like the leather seats and power-adjustable front seats. Additionally, Passport EX-L will provide Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lastly, a larger display is in the offer.
Touring model is an entry-level premium SUV. It comes with a higher level of comfort and it adds more luxury. That includes hands-free liftgate, parking sensors and heated and ventilated front seats. On top of that, Passport Touring unlocks standard wireless smartphone charger, satellite navigation and heated steering wheel.
Finally, the range-topping trim level is Elite. Basically, this model offers everything as standard. It does cost more but you will get auto-dimming mirrors, LED ambient lighting and additional luxury amenities.
No Changes Under the Hood
Under the bonnet, nothing will change in 2021. The all-new 2021 Honda Passport is using the same 3.5-liter V6. Moreover, all trim levels are using this powertrain option. Potent V6 delivers 280 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard, along with the front-wheel-drive setup. With this driving system, Passport is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Moreover, this SUV can tow slightly over 5,000 pounds. AWD configuration will get you better performance, but it will lower the fuel economy figures. Lastly, the Passport comes with ample ground clearance, which makes it a solid off-road option.
2021 Honda Passport Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2021 Honda Passport will cost the same as its predecessor. That means you can buy this SUV for $32,000. On the other hand, the range-topping trim level starts at $45,000. Honda’s latest SUV called “Baby Pilot” will go on sale in the second half of 2020, most likely next fall.