Sometimes you want something just right. Goldilocks knew it. You know it. If you need something for the family, and don’t want to mess with too big or too small, consider a midsize sport utility vehicle, like the new 2020 Honda Passport. Why the Passport? It’s in its sophomore year after a major overhaul in 2019. It’s got space for the whole family, including plenty of cargo room. The interior is gorgeous. And the strong V6 engine means you won’t be stuck in the slow lane for life. We’ll dive into what makes the Honda Passport so pleasing in this guide to the 2020 model.
Inside the 2020 Honda Passport, there’s spacious seating for five on two rows. The quality is obvious, as the seats are both spacious and comfortable. You can sit for hours in comfort on wide cushions. Large and small motions are absorbed and redirected. Meanwhile, wind and road noise is kept to a minimum so you can have a moment’s peace or quiet conversation. To top it off, everywhere you look there are quality materials and soft-touch surfaces, adding a somewhat refined look to the cabin.
The cargo space in the Honda Passport is also great, well above average for its class. To start us off, there’s 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the back row seats. Fold that row down, and that expands to 77.9 cubes. You can access an under-the-floor storage area for an additional 2.5 cubic feet of space. And how do you get to all this abundant cargo room? An optional hands-free power liftgate is available.
Power in Spades
Pop the hood to find a 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s the same setup as what’s in the Honda Pilot and it’s more than a match for the Honda Passport. We find the Passport to be happy to accelerate, nimble and agile on the road, and a smooth-shifter. Thanks to its underlying ruggedness, the 2020 Passport can tow up to 5,000 pounds, when properly equipped. And, yes, the Passport is a capable off-roader due to its 8.1 inches of ground clearance, available all-wheel drive, and optional Intelligent Traction Management system with Snow, Mud, and Sand driving modes.
Safety Features for Precious Cargo
Of course, any family vehicle worth its weight is designed to keep your family safe. That can safely be said for the 2020 Honda Passport. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2020 Honda Passport a Top Safety Pick. And the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it five out of five stars in crash tests. On top of that, the Passport is loaded with standard safety features, including forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlights. Truly, you can rest assured that your family is as safe as they can be on the roads of Sheridan Wyoming. Come into Valley Motor Honda and test drive one today.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.