First Look: 2020 Honda Passport – 2018 LA Auto Show (Video)

The all-new 2020 Honda Passport was unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The world had the opportunity to look closer to Honda’s newest SUV. There is still a lot of things that we don’t know about the upcoming Passport model. While the SUV will share the underpinnings with the Honda Pilot model, further informations are yet to be announced.

The 2020 Honda Passport will be six inches shorter than the Pilot model and it will offer room for five passengers. The front-wheel-drive will be standard and this SUV will run on a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The drivetrain is offering great power and it will also offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, both exterior and the interior will be based on the Pilot model.

2020 Honda Passport

2020 Honda Passport all-wheel-drive models will come with 8.4-inches of ground clearance

The upcoming 2020 Honda Passport is an SUV based on the Honda Pilot. The shape is almost the same along with most of the styling cues. The Honda’s design language is easy to recognize. However, the Passport is 190-inches long which is 6-inches shorter than the Pilot. That should make at least some difference when it comes to off-road duties.

Moreover, shorter overhangs are visible on the Passport model. The all-wheel-drive models will come with 8.4-inches of ground clearance. All trims will use the 20-inch alloy wheels but upper trims are offering larger tires. Passport and Pilot SUVs will share the same platform so the similarities are great.

2020 Honda Passport interior

2020 Honda Passport interior will get an optional 8.0-inch touchscreen

Honda Pilot with five seats and two rows – the best way to describe the all-new 2020 Honda Passport SUV. Literally, the design and the layout are almost the same. Most of the features are exactly the same to be more precise. Cloth upholstery comes as standard while the upper trims are offering leather upholstery. A 5.0-inch display is good, but the optional and bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen is more recommendable.

The infotainment system supports latest systems and phone integrations which includes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Passport offers cool optional features such as 11-speaker audio system and wi-fi hotspot. Cargo room is rated at 41.2 cubic-foot and at 100 cubic-foot of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat. Safety rating is also great, especially higher trim levels that are offering most of the safety aids as standard.

2020 Honda Passport trunk

2020 Honda Passport engine performance

The forthcoming 2020 Honda Passport will offer only one engine choice, at least for now. It is a 3.5-liter V6 Pentastar drivetrain that delivers 280 horses. The engine is mated to the 9-speed automatic transmission. Both front and all-wheel-drive configurations are available.

Towing capacity and fuel economy

Passport with the standard FWD can lug a 3,500-pound trailer. On the other hand, Passport with the AWD setup can lug up to 5,000 pounds. And while Honda didn’t announce the fuel economy numbers, new Passport will offer around the same mileage as the Pilot model. Honda Pilot offers 22 mpg combined so the 2020 Passport won’t largely depart from that number.

2020 Honda Passport rear

2020 Honda Passport release date and price

The sale of the 2020 Honda Passport will start most likely in the second half of 2019. Unfortunately, Honda didn’t announce how much the Passport SUV will cost.

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