For the sake of efficiency, the V-6 factory can disable three cylinders and the rear drive shaft is released under light loads when torque is not required to drive the rear wheels. The Passport’s fuel economy has fallen around the mid-wheel, reaching an EPA of 22 mpg in the front-wheel drive model and an EPA of 21 mpg when it has four-wheel drive. When pushed to the limit along the southern California valley, the passport is impressive 17 mpg. We hope this number will increase when more restrictions are used.
The passport is back – but this time, it’s far from the reconstructed Isuzu SUV that used this name in the 1990s – and that’s pretty good. This new model is larger than the CR-V and is basically a smaller version of the three-line Honda Pilot. Passports are fighting crossovers like the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano – and better than all.
This tur completely new kol passport is almost identical to a pilot pilot, only shorter and without a rear seat. It’s not a bad thing, even if it’s not completely new. Motivation comes from Honda’s 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 of 280 hp. Place the accelerator and i-VTEC fits really well. Only available publications, recently updated and welded nine forward automatic ZF. Now we are coming down with a little more urgent situation, but we still feel that there are some sharp images hidden in the box. Even with the ultra-fine horsepower in Utah, the power train combination feels more than enough for the Passport, which weighs 4265 pounds for the Elite model we’ve tested, only 35 pounds lighter than the one equipped with similar equipment. The passport only lasts 5.8 seconds, reaches 60 mph, it’s 0.2 seconds faster than your big brother and half a second in front of the all-new and more powerful Chevrolet Blazer RS.
Under the hood, there is a V-6 with a 3.5-liter 280-hp and a nine-speed automatic transmission similar to that found in the Pilot. Front-wheel drive standard; Honda’s all-wheel drive system is named i-VTM4 (Intelligent Variable Torque Management), optional and has driving settings for Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud. Two quick transfer boxes are not available. 7.5 inches (8.1 inches for all-wheel drive models) and floor height clearance in Passports can weigh up to 5,000 pounds. This is also fast; our tests changed from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The ride was comfortable and the direct steering was fun, all of which gave the Passport agile and agile feeling at the wheel.
Inside, there are two rows of chairs for five people. When using the rear seat there are 41 cubic feet of storage; folded, there are 78 cube spaces. The basic Passport Sport model features a 8.0 inch touch screen display, while the optional system uses a smaller radio without touch screen. All Passports feature a range of driver assistance from Honda Sensing, a package with adaptive roaming control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and a line-assisted steering-in line departure warning. Fully LED outdoor lighting is also standard with a 215 watt sound system with button, keyless entry, three-zone climate control and six speakers and subwoofer.