The Honda Passport was reintroduced for the 2019 model year as the brand’s newest functional midsize SUV in the lineup. Boasting space, comfort, and a good price, the Honda Passport seemed to offer everything people love about the Honda brand. And as time is telling, the 2019 Honda Passport is proving it has everything it takes to be a top contender in the SUV segment.
How did this Honda SUV hold up after a year on the road?
Car and Driver experts were given a brand new 2019 Honda Passport shortly after it made its debut to add to its long-term testing ranks. After nearly a year of racking up the miles it, the experts have plenty to say about it.
The Passport accompanied the team on several road trips, a cross-country excursion, and racked up a total of 33,221 miles over just 11 months. According to Car and Driver experts, as the 2019 Honda Passport’s logbook began to fill with more and more miles, it was filled with more and more “praise for its vast cargo space and smart interior layout.”
Even “quarantine life” couldn’t keep the team of experts from taking the Passport out, with one even stating that “the Passport is a master class in how to package a vehicle.”
Every driver of the 2019 Honda Passport appreciated its size, which “feels slightly larger on the inside than it appears from the outside,” but also the wide array of storage space and options throughout the midsize SUV.
it’s smart spaciousness isn’t all the Car and Driver team loved, praising the 2019 Passport’s “rare,” naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine that provides “ample torque” for both around town and on the highway.
Earning an average of 21 MPG during the testing, the Passport thoroughly impressed the experts with its space, comfort, and capabilities. And there is no shame when they admitted they are already dreading the day they have to give it back.
The cost of owning a 2019 Honda Passport: is it reliable?
It’s obvious that Car and Driver experts have enjoyed driving the Honda Passport for more than 30,000 miles, but what has that mileage cost? Minus a hiccup involving an accident with the driver-side door earlier in testing, the 2019 Honda Passport “has continued to be reliable and fairly painless to maintain.”
Aside from its routine scheduled maintenance (totaling less than $500 over the course of 30,000 miles), the Passport has cost the team absolutely nothing in repair/normal wear costs.
Even experts at Edmunds don’t have many bad things to say about the 2019 Honda Passport, spending less than $100 on maintenance costs after an entire year of driving. In fact, aside from a problem with a glitchy infotainment system, experts at Edmunds experienced no problems at all with their Passport, which they deem a “comfortable crossover” that “takes the stress out of road trips.”
The 2019 Honda Passport: everything you need to know
The 2019 Honda Passport is a two-row midsize SUV that offers spacious seating for up to five passengers. Comfortable and roomy, the Passport’s cabin features upscale materials and a variety of standard features like a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the Honda Sensing suite of safety tech. Spaciousness continues throughout the Passport, with a cargo capacity of up to 77.9 cubic-feet that stands out in the segment.
According to U.S. News, the 2019 Honda Passport is powered by a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 280 hp, paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard on the Passport, while all-wheel drive is available.