2020 Passport New Car Test Drive
The 2020 Honda Passport crossover SUV fits into the size slot between the CR-V and Pilot. It's more like the Pilot, only six inches shorter and lacking a third row.
The Passport was new last year so it doesn't change for 2020. It uses a smooth 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Five adults easily fit in the Passport, with plenty of legroom in the rear and about 41 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. It has a smooth ride and quiet cabin.
The EPA rates the 2020 Passport at 20 mpg city, 25 highway, 22 combined with front-wheel drive, and just 1 mpg less with all-wheel drive.
The NHTSA gives the Passport five stars overall in its crash tests, with four stars for front crash protection and rollover protection. The Passport has standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitors are standard on the EX-L and higher. .
The 2020 Passport is available in Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. All-wheel drive is a $2,000 option, except Elite where it's standard equipment.
The Passport Sport costs $33,085 including destination, and includes 20-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, keyless ignition, active safety features, two USB ports, and a 5.0-inch display for audio with Bluetooth connectivity but no smartphone software.
For $37,505 including destination, the EX-L adds leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a moonroof, power liftgate, and roof rails. Notably, the EX-L also adds sound insulation for a quieter cabin.
The Elite is $44,875 including destination. It has a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, cooled front seats, premium audio, a wireless smartphone charger, a household-style power plug, and navigation. .