The Honda Passport has always been a little bit of an odd duckling in the two-row SUV category. It started life as an Isuzu Rodeo and then was resurrected into a genuine Honda that fills the gap between the CR-V and the larger Pilot. Weird market placings aside, the Passport still carries the same reputation for reliability that all Hondas are known for. But just how many miles will a Honda Passport last?
Maintenance is key with the older Honda Passport
If you’re in the market for an older two-row SUV, then the Honda Passport is a good choice if you only need the basic necessities. The first-generation Passport made its debut in 1995, back when the Japanese automaker needed an SUV to compete with rivals like the Toyota 4Runner and Ford Explorer. And instead of making their own, Honda called up the now-defunct Isuzu and made a business trade which resulted in a rebadged Rodeo that was sold in the U.S. up until 2002.
If you happen to be into rebadged Isuzu Rodeos, then you’re in luck because you can currently find the older Passport selling for around $1,000 to $2,000 nationwide. Many of them listed have well over 200,000 miles and based on our research, that longevity is mainly attributed to proper maintenance. Otherwise, most first-gen Passport owners seem to be happy with their SUVs judging by the four-star reviews on Repair Pal and the minimal amount of complaints about them on Car Complaints.
The current Honda Passport looks even more reliable
If you don’t want to deal with any potential issues that tend to come with older models, then you can always opt for a newer Honda Passport. The SUV made its return to the market for the 2019 model year and since then, there haven’t too many reported issues from owners. In fact, there are zero complaints on Car Complaints for the 2019-2020 model years and the same goes for Repair Pal. Additionally, J.D. Power gave the 2020 Honda Passport a 79 out of 100 on the “quality and reliability” category, which qualifies it as “great” in their book.
Consumer Reports, which is widely heralded for its vehicle ratings, also gave the latest Honda Passport a perfect five out of five score when it comes to reliability. The “owner reliability” verdict for the Passport on Consumer Reports tells a slightly different story, though, as many owners expressed some discontent with the SUV. However, those were mostly regarding issues with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Otherwise, there should be no doubt that the Passport could easily last over 200,000 miles just like its predecessor and stablemates.
Not much has changed for the 2021 Honda Passport
Considering the Honda Passport was recently reintroduced, we can’t expect many changes to be made to it in the next couple of years. For the 2021 model year, the Passport has been carried over from the past two years, save for a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen on the base model and a slightly higher price point. Otherwise, you can bet that you’ll have a great and reliable SUV in your garage should you decide to buy a new Honda Passport.