2020 Honda Passport

Rating8.0

Ranked #7 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$33,990 - $43,780

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Key Spec of 2020 Honda Passport
fuel economy

20/22/25

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2020 Honda Passport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2020 Honda Passport comes with no changes this year following the philosophy of don't fix it if it isn't broken. With this, the 2020 Passport gets no price hike and starts at $31,990 for the base trim with the FWD configuration while the prices going up to $43,780 for the top-end Elite trim with AWD. As standard, the 2020 Passport is motivated by a naturally aspirated V6 engine that is sufficient to push this nearly 4,000 lbs heavy with zest. While at the same time packing in enough grunt to tow up to 5,000 lbs.

2020 Honda Passport

The earlier Passport used to be a tough body on frame SUV which slowly headed towards its downfall by the year 2002 and hence, was discontinued. Originally, it was a reworked Isuzu Rodeo. After two decades, Honda revived it with a completely refreshed design language including a unibody frame much like the Pilot, offering increased ground clearance, and short front and rear overhangs. As a result, you now get a rugged SUV with loads of cabin space and a segment-best cargo capacity of 41.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful V6 engine

Unintuitive infotainment system

The 2020 Honda Passport is a carryover model.

Smooth 9 speed automatic

Overly sensitive cruise control and collision warning

5,000 lbs towing capacity

Low gas mileage

Generous cargo capacity

Over All Rating

8.0

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Features9.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior9.00
Exterior8.00
Safety9.00
Competition6.00
Final Verdict8.40
Notable Rankings

#7 in Midsize Suv

#9 in Suv


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Trims

Sport$33,990 onwards

  • 60/40-Split rear bench
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Led headlights
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

EX-L$36,410 onwards

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sunroof

Touring$39,280 onwards

  • 10-Speaker sound system
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Heated rear seats
  • Parking sensors

Elite$43,780 onwards

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

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2019 Honda Passport36
Price Drop, $47
Previous Price: $2796309 Jun 2022

2019 Honda Passport Sport

Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$27,916
Est. $379/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,249 Below market
RMV: $31,165
Tampa, FL
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2019 Honda Passport47
Price Drop, $900
Previous Price: $3090010 May 2022

2019 Honda Passport Sport

Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$30,000
Est. $407/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,421 Below market
RMV: $33,421
Jacksonville, FL
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2019 Honda Passport27
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3095024 Jun 2022

2019 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$30,450
Est. $413/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,410 Below market
RMV: $33,860
Whittier, CA
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2020 Honda Passport34

2020 Honda Passport Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$40,988
Est. $556/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,623 Below market
RMV: $45,611
O Fallon, IL
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2021 Honda Passport26
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $3998501 Jun 2022

2021 Honda Passport Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$38,985
Est. $529/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,345 Below market
RMV: $43,330
North Richland Hills, TX
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2021 Honda Passport27
Price Drop, $891
Previous Price: $4088911 Jun 2022

2021 Honda Passport Touring

Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$39,998
Est. $543/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,448 Below market
RMV: $44,446
Saint Louis, MO
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2019 Honda Passport26
Price Drop, $900
Previous Price: $3290021 Jun 2022

2019 Honda Passport Touring

Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$32,000
Est. $434/mo
Good Deal
$3,430 Below market
RMV: $35,430
Natick, MA
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2020 Honda Passport37
Price Drop, $240
Previous Price: $3598928 May 2022

2020 Honda Passport Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$35,749
Est. $485/mo
Good Deal
$3,783 Below market
RMV: $39,532
Baltimore, MD
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2019 Honda Passport47
Price Drop, $700
Previous Price: $3170015 Sep 2021

2019 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$31,000
Est. $420/mo
Good Deal
$3,262 Below market
RMV: $34,262
Huntersville, NC
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Colors and Styles

2020 Honda Passport in Black Copper Pearl color
Black Copper Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Honda Passport comes equipped with a powerful V6 engine and off-road tech. The surprisingly plush interior comes loaded with tech and safety. Slotting beneath the Ridgeline and above the CR-V the Passport is perfectly suited for occasional adventures.

2020 Honda Passport Front Three-Quarter View

The Passport’s off-road capabilities will compete against midsize rivals like Acura RDX, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Sanat Fe. Let’s see how this off-road-ready SUV goes against competitors.

2020 Honda Passport front view
2020 Honda Passport rear view

Features
9.0/10

The 2020 Honda Passport is available in four trim levels which are Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. All of them feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine which is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional. The base trim starts at $31,990 and packs in a couple of nifty features and some unheard features for the base trim like tri-zone automatic climate control. Moving up you have the EX-L trim starting at $36,410 and adding more creature comfort features, a bigger infotainment system, and leather-trimmed seats. The Touring trim starts at $39,280 and is the topmost trim available with an FWD while the top-end Elite trim priced at $43,780 only comes with AWD.

Trim

Sport

EX-L

Touring Elite

MSRP (FWD)

$31,990

$36,410

$39,280

N/A

MSRP (AWD) $33,990 $38,410 $41,280 $43,780

Key Features

280 hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine Adds or upgrades to 'Sport' Adds or upgrades to 'EX-L' Adds or upgrades to 'Touring'
  LED headlights Leather upholstery Hands-free liftgate Wireless charging pad
  Adaptive cruise control Power liftgate Parking sensors Ventilated front seats
  Tri-zone automatic climate control 8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Heated rear seats Heated steering wheel
  Lane keep assist Sunroof 10-speaker sound system  
  Forward collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking Power-adjustable front seats w/ driver seat memory function    
  5-inch infotainment display w/ 7-speaker audio system Heated front seats    
  60/40-split rear bench seats      

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The Honda Passport comes with a V6 powertrain as standard in all the trim levels. You can equip it with an all-wheel drive for $2000 extra. Most shoppers will be happy with the EX-L trim which adds connectivity and a host of safety features. The price hike is justified for the added features like heated and power-adjustable front seats, sunroof, etc.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

"With ample power, a transmission offering full manual control and respectable handling, the Pilot is an athlete in the three-row SUV segment. It's a champ on mountain roads, and it can manage slippery surfaces should you opt for all-wheel drive."- Edmunds

The 2020 Honda Passport shares the powertrain from the Honda Pilot. Under the hood, you get a 3.5-liter V6 which produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional. The engine does its job well and Passport being lighter than the Pilot due to one less row of seats accelerates really well off the line. Getting up to highway speeds even under full load is also not an issue. 

2020 Honda Passport Engine

Honda Passport with its 3.5-liter V6 engine comes with lively acceleration and does 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds which is quicker than most of the rivals in this segment. At higher RPMs, the gears shift smoothly and efficiently. That said, the FWD models can tow 3,500 pounds, while Passport SUVs with AWD can pull up to 5,000 pounds. Honda's 9-speed automatic is the most advanced in this segment and provides seamless gearshift and optimum power delivery.

2020 Honda Passport Handling

Honda's Passport is marketed as an off-road capable SUV owing to its increased ground clearance and favorable approach and departure angles. The heart of its off-road capability is courtesy of Honda's I-VTM all-wheel-drive system that uses an active torque vectoring to power the rear wheels. It enhances the handling of the Passport to better tackle snowy roads or sandy trails. Tested in harshest environments the traction control system features Normal, Snow, Sand, and Mud. 

2020 Honda Passport Wheel

The Honda Passport comes with brakes that are consistent, and easy to modulate around town and in heavy traffic. The bite is good and does not fade on repetitive use. It takes around 129 feet to stop from 60 mph which is good for this segment. The 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) work in conjunction to help the Passport shed speed as quickly as possible.

Models

2020 Honda Passport

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

MSRP

$31,990

$37,800

$34,600

$34,875

Engine

3.5-liter V6

2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4

3.5-liter V6 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4

Transmission

9-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

235 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

262 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

280 ft-lbs @ 1600 rpm

263 ft-lbs@ 4700 rpm

260 ft-lbs @ 1450 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.1 sec

6.6 sec

7.2 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter mile

14.7 sec

15.1 sec

15.6 sec

15.8 sec

Top Speed 135 mph 125 mph N/A 130 mph

Among the rivals, the Highlander produces the highest power and torque figures while the Santa Fe and RDX are the only SUV that comes with a turbocharged inline-4 engine whereas rest of the SUVs are powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine. Acceleration timings are quickest from the Passport with the RDX being the only other SUV with an under seven seconds 0-60 mph time after Passport.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The 2020 Honda Passport gets only one engine option and with the FWD configuration has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 20 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. While going for the AWD configuration sees a drop of one mpg across all three driving conditions. That said, the Passport packs in the biggest 19.5-gallon fuel tank that helps it return a phenomenal range of 390 miles in the city and 488 miles on the highway from a full tank of gas.

Model

2020 Honda Passport

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

MPG (City)

20

22

21

20

MPG (Highway)

25

28

29

27

MPG (Combined)

22

24

24

23

Tank Capacity (gal.)

19.5 17.1 17.9 18.8

Range (City / Highway) (mi.)

390 / 488

376 / 479

376 / 519 376 / 508

You would be disappointed to note that the Honda Passport isn't the most fuel-efficient SUV out there. Heck, even the V6-powered Highlander returns higher gas mileage both in the city and on the highway compared o the Passport. While the Acura RDX takes the crown of being the most fuel-efficient SUV out there returning 2 mpg more in the city and 3 mpg more on the highway compared to the Passport.

Interior
9.0/10

"The front seats are wide and comfortable, with a handy armrest that can be adjusted for optimal comfort. The back seat is also roomy and allows the Passport to transport up to five people." -caranddriver

The 2020 Passport is much like the Honda Pilot from the inside while the dashboard design has a lot of resemblance with the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. For this year, the steering wheel, dashboard, and center console remain unchanged. Crafted from upscale material, the sophisticated cabin offers class-leading space for five passengers. Soft-touch surfaces adorn the dashboard and door panels are also padded. Outward visibility is improved because of thin roof pillars and high seating positions with a commanding view.

2020 Honda Passport Rear Seating

Leather-trimmed seats are comfortable and very supportive for long journeys. The Passport offers an ample amount of headroom and legroom, both front and back for an average individual. It is a paragon of utility and efficiency. The 2020 Passport provides 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The 60/40-split folding rear seats when folded completely increase the cargo capacity to 78 cubic feet. In addition, you also get around 2.5 cubic feet of storage space under the floor for storing small items.

The 2020 Passport comes with a 5-inch screen as its infotainment display for the base model while the EX-L and higher trim get an 8-inch touchscreen unit. The base unit is pretty basic and is accompanied by a seven-speaker audio setup while the touchscreen system comes with a host of features and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moving to the Elite trim and above the seven-speaker sound system is replaced with a much better ten-speaker sound system.

Model

2020 Honda Passport

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Passenger capacity

5

5

8

5

First (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9

40.0/ 60.0/ 42.0

41.2/ 59.0/ 42.0

41.2/ 59.1/ 44.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg (In.)

40.1/ 61.9/ 39.6

38.0/ 57.0/ 38.0

39.4/ 58.7/ 41.0

39.2/ 58.3/ 40.9

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg (In.) N/A N/A 36.1/ 55.0/ 27.7 N/A

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

41.2

31.1 16.0

35.9

Highlander is the only SUV here with seating for eight-passenger while the rest of the SUVs offer only seating for five. When we talk about the front seats the Santa Fe offers the best legroom here, the Passport has the best shoulder room on offer, and the Highlander has the best headroom. While in the rear seat the Highlander offers much better legroom with a slight compromise on the headroom and shoulder room which is better on the Passport. As for the cargo space, the Passport is the clearcut winner here followed by the Santa Fe.

2020 Honda Passport Cargo Space

Interior Features:

  • 60/40-split bench seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Wireless charging
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Available Advanced Rear Entertainment System with a 10.2-inch screen
  • Available Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Available 8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Exterior
8.0/10

"With its truncated tail, the 2020 Honda Passport has a lot in common with the larger Pilot. The 2020 Honda Passport has a clean, cohesive look with better proportions than big three-row crossovers." - carconnection

The 2020 Honda Passport is based on the underpinnings of the Pilot but due to its raised height and a bit aggressive design, it is hard to correlate for an average Joe. The Passport and Pilot share the same 111-inch wheelbase, though the Passport's body is 6.5 inches shorter. Its adventure-seeking design is highlighted by higher ride height, 20-inch alloys, and a scratch-resistant matte black grille and bumper.

2020 Honda Passport Side View

For around-town sophistication, you have blackout headlights, LED accents, and chrome exhaust finishers. The floating C-pillar and dynamic wheel arches accentuate its athletic design. Passport is based on Honda's Global Light Truck platform which has a fully boxed floor that is sophisticated yet strong with four-wheel independent suspension. Passport's side profile looks best with bold character lines running throughout the body.

Model

2020 Honda Passport

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3959

3783 4145 3920

Length(in)

190.5 186.7 194.9

187.8

Width(in)

78.6

74.8

76.0

74.4

Height(in)

71.6

65.7

68.1 67.1

Ground clearance (in)

7.5

5.7

8.0

7.3

Wheelbase (in)

111.0

108.3

112.2

108.9

Track width (in) F/R

67.0 / 66.7

64.2 / 64.7

65.3 / 65.4

64.1 / 64.5

When it comes to sheer length then the Highlander's 194.9-inches of body length has no match and due to that it also has the longest wheelbase of 112.2-inches thus making it easy to offer three-row seats. As for the width and height surely it is the Passport that is the widest and tallest among all and the reason why it has the best head and shoulder room inside its cabin. The Highlander with 8-inch ground clearance not only has the highest clearance but betters Passport's ground clearance by 0.5-inches.

2020 Honda Passport Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • Auto-leveling front headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Memory-linked side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off (Low beam)
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off (High and low beam)
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Auto-dimming power-folding side mirrors
  • Power tailgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Safety
9.0/10

The 2020 Honda Passport has scored very well in the crash-test rating of both the agencies and all that is credited to the fact that most of the advanced safety features are standard right from the base trim. That being said, NHTSA gave the 2020 Passport a perfect score of five out of five stars while the IIHS gave it the highest rating of 'Good' in five out of six parameters.

2020 Honda Passport IIHS Crash Test

While in the passenger-side small overlap test the 2020 Passport got the second-best rating of 'Acceptable' from IIHS.

Safety Features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning and Mitigation
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Auto high beam
  • Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Available Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Competition
6.0/10

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Acura RDX

The Acura RDX is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four which produces 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the front-wheel-drive is standard. It is the best car from Acura after the NSX which comes with a sleek design and high-end cabin.

2020 Acura RDX

In terms of overall performance, the Acura takes the cake but Honda has an edge in terms of reliability and quality. The rear seating arrangement of Acura is also cramped when compared to the Passport. Thus between the two, we suggest picking the Passport over the pricier RDX.

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is another feature-rich five-seater SUV going head-on against the Passport. The Santa Fe comes with two engine options but both are inline-4 while the Passport gets a single V6 engine that is ambidextrous and provides sufficient punch and pulling power. 

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

In terms of reliability and overall customer satisfaction, it's Santa Fe that ranks higher than the Passport which puts it at an advantage here. Also, the gas mileage of Santa Fe owing to the smaller engine is better than the Passport. That said, the final thing that seals the deal in favor of Santa Fe is its comparatively lower starting price compared to the Passport.

Final Verdict
8.4/10

The Honda Passport is a gateway to camping adventures, towing trailers, and cruising over rugged terrain. It is a perfect combination of off-road tech and a comfortable interior you can buy without breaking the bank. The 2020 Passport has a spacious cabin and a generous cargo space making it a very practical SUV for a small family. Although within a few years the five-row midsize SUV has grown highly competitive with much cheaper options from the rival brands which are better equipped and offer almost similar proposition as the Passport. Thus going ahead,  the road won't be easy unless Honda decides to bring some serious changes to the Passport.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$41280

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

212 cu in

horse power

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

190.5 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

78.6 in

curb weight

4224 lbs

Height

72.2 in

Ground Clearance

8.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

114.9 cu ft

cargo volume

77.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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