Canadians To Get Glimpse Of 2019 Honda Passport


Canadians will get their first look at the all-new 2019 Honda Passport 5-passenger V6 powered SUV at the 2019 Montreal International Auto Show.

Going on sale early in 2019, the new Honda Passport will slot between the compact CR-V and three-row Pilot in Honda’s SUV line-up. The model’s reinforced unibody frame, direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine, fully independent suspension and nimble steering make it an ideal choice for driving long distances or around town.

In addition, the off-road capability offered by the standard Honda i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and its four-mode Intelligent Traction Management system means Passport can tackle the kind of tough terrain normally reserved for less refined body-on frame or off-road focused SUVs.

“The all-new 2019 Honda Passport provides the on-road comfort and nimble handling buyers will appreciate on their daily commute with the robust off-road and all weather capability that make for a great weekend adventure vehicle,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada. “We saw an opportunity to deliver something that Honda is uniquely capable of making and the new Passport is in a great position to capture buyers looking for a more personal, powerful and capable Honda SUV.”

The  Passport will be offered in three trims: Sport, upgraded EX-L and fully equipped Touring. All trims will feature 20-inch alloy wheels and tires, the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technology, LED headlights, fog lights, taillights and DRLs, Smart Start and Smart Entry and three-zone automatic climate control and AWD. Honda’s latest Display Audio interface with an eight-inch touchscreen, a physical volume knob and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is also standard on Passport.