Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Honda Passport
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When you’re traveling long distances, you’re going to need a passport, the Honda Passport that is.

The Honda Passport has come quite a long way since the 1990s. It bridges the gap between the CR-V and the Honda Pilot as one of the most adventurous crossovers in the Honda lineup.

The Start of the Honda Passport Adventure

The Honda Passport was Honda’s answer to the sport utility market that was on the rise in the early 1990s. It wasn’t until 1994 that the Passport came into fruition. At first, the car was essentially a rebadged version of the Isuzu Rodeo. 

Technology of an Adventurous Crossover – The Honda Passport

The 2019 Honda Passport makes use of a 3.5L V-6 engine that is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 280 horsepower and utilizes a standard front-wheel-drive system, though all-wheel-drive is also available. The Passport utilizes optional i-VTM4, which features a variety of drive settings for all kinds of terrain, including snow, mud, sand, and more. The Passport can now tow up to 5000 pounds.

The interior of the Passport features two rows of seats that can fit five passengers. While the base level Passports use a non-touchscreen radio system, the upgraded version features Honda’s 8.0” touchscreen infotainment system. Every Passport comes with Honda’s driver-assistance suite, which features automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning.

Through the Changes of the Honda Passport

  • First Generation Honda Passport (1993-1997)

The first-generation Honda Passport utilized a five-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel-drive with a 2.6L four-cylinder engine. By 1995, the Passport received front airbags on the driver and passenger side. By 1996, the Passport was upgraded with a 3.2L V-6 engine. In 1997, Honda dropped the DX trim, as well as the 2.6L engine.

  • Second Generation Honda Passport (1998-2002)

The second-generation Honda Passport only had two trim levels as opposed to the three available in the first generation. In 2000, Honda began including a two-tone exterior design. The Honda Passport was then cut from production in 2002. 

  • Third Generation Honda Passport (2019-Present)

By 2019, Honda unveiled a brand new Passport. There are four different trims, each of which has standard front-wheel-drive, though all-wheel-drive is optional. Some of the new features include the Honda infotainment touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power window, and a large suite of driver-assistance features.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Honda Passport

Unfortunately, we have been unable to find any celebrities that own Honda Passport models. With that said, there are plenty of Honda celebrity owners out there, including Mark Zuckerberg with his Honda Fit, Chris Pine with his Honda S2000, and Margaret Cho with her Honda Fit.

The Honda Passport In the News

In recent news, the Honda Passport has just made a spot on the list of the top 10 American-made cars on the market in 2019. The Honda Passport sits alongside the Jeep Cherokee, the Honda Odyssey, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Acura MDX.

Best Honda Passport Groups

One of the best places for Honda Passport owners and enthusiasts to meet and share information on their favorite crossovers is Passport Forums. This forum-based website has over one-thousand members and tons of different places to discuss Honda Passport modifications and troubleshooting.

The Honda Passport – Time To Get Out

For drivers who are looking to pack up and get out on the road, the Honda Passport is one of the best vehicles on the market right now. It’s not often that vehicles go out of production for a decade before coming back with a bang. The Honda Passport is probably one of the best comeback stories that we’ve seen in the automotive industry in a very long time.

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