Honda Passport 2019: something between a CR-V and Pilot
The new SUV from Honda: Passport for those CR-V are small, and a great Pilot.
Who said that the world became too much crossovers and SUVs? As they say, a lot of cars does not happen. While the planet goes boom crossovers and SUVs, many car companies are expanding their model line at the expense of new off-road car. No exception this year and the company is Honda, which introduced a new SUV Passport.
The new model will be sold in many countries at the beginning of 2019. Apparently, the new SUV will take place between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot. Honda Passport more and prohodili CR-V, as well as sportier and more compact than the bulky Honda Pilot.
The new SUV will combine the unique features that fans of Honda could not get the cars available for purchase today. Now Honda is something in between. This model have been long overdue.
It should be noted that the Honda Passport is based on the same platform as the Honda Pilot and the Honda Ridgeline pickup. New SUV equipped with all-wheel drive system “i-VTM4”, which allows to pass not only light off-road. For example, as stated by the developer, the new model can go on snow-covered roads, and on sandy surface.
Including Honda Passport has special modes for the movement of the dirt that helps the machine to pass a real easy road.
Also, according to the Japanese company, the new all-wheel drive system, installed on a Honda Passport, usually placed on the more capable SUVs on the frame. For example, in this machine the increased stroke.
Including the new model has short overhangs, which also benefits the SUV on the easy road. Yes, of course, it’s still not a real 4×4 SUV, but nonetheless it is not just a crossover designed for movement mainly on asphalt.
- All-wheel drive system Honda i-VTM4 ™ is a reliable all-weather drive system for off-road conditions. Unlike most competing systems, the i-VTM4 ™ uses active vector torque to transmit to the rear axle and 70 percent and 100 percent torque transfer to the left or right rear wheel.
This drive system gives the new SUV excellent handling in all conditions, such as rain, when the road is slippery or when driving on sandy surface. Including system is more flexible when swapping the torque with the rear wheels on the front.
Plus the car is equipped with an intelligent traction control system (ITM), which is equipped with all the equipment of vehicles (including front-wheel-drive version). In four-wheel drive models, the system ITM works together with i-VTM4 ™, enabling drivers to adjust the characteristics of torque transmission to the wheels, activating different modes of movement depending on weather conditions and terrain.
For example, the driver may include a mode for driving on sand, snow or mud. In four-wheel drive models are only available in two modes: for traffic in normal conditions and in the snow.
Also, as reported in a press release, Honda Passport will be equipped with 20-inch wheels and plastic protection of the body from chipping.
Inside, drivers will find interesting modern interior with chetyrehspitsevym steering wheel and a 7-inch display integrated in the combination instrument panel. The SUV is equipped with three-zone automatic climate control, audio system with six speakers and an infotainment display system.
A higher configuration will also be equipped with heated leather seats, a sunroof and 8-inch screen infotainment systems that support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Including the more affluent the equipment will be equipped with more comfortable front seats and a rear vision camera with dynamic recommendations when Parking.
In the maximum configuration, the SUV will be equipped with standard satellite navigation, a premium audio system with nine speakers and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Including the maximum configuration will be available in more affluent decor.
The boot capacity of Honda Passport is 1166 liters. If you fold the rear seats (this is done by pressing a button), the volume of cargo space will be 2205 liters. If this amount is not enough, in the trunk under the floor there is still extra space of 70.8 litres.
The SUV received the 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 283 HP with a maximum torque of 354 Nm, which is transmitted via a 9-speed automatic transmission coupled with all-wheel drive system.
Including every model of Honda Passport is equipped with a system of “Honda Sensing”, which includes such things as automatic emergency braking with hazard, warning about the danger of a collision when reversing, lane departure and adaptive cruise control. Also, the SUV can tow the trailer up to 2268 kg of cargo (all-wheel drive version).