Honda’s mid-size two-row SUV has been around since 2019 and for these couple of years, we’ve been seeing quite frequent updates. Practically, every model year brings a few nice novelties, so the same is expected from the upcoming 2024 Honda Passport. From what we know so far, the updates will include novelties in different aspects. One of them refers to more engine power, while the other is about the TrailSport trim, which is expected to offer notably better off-road performance. Updates in other aspects are also possible.
With these subtle but very efficient changes, the Passport should become even more appealing. However, the overall layout won’t change. The current generation still has a couple of good years before it gets completely redesigned, so we are about to see a familiar design, which still has a couple of great things to offer. Of course, there is the mattery of refined powertrain, along with standard all-wheel-drive, high-quality interior, lots of passenger and cargo space etc.
2024 Honda Passport Design
As we’ve just mentioned, updates for this year will be rather subtle, especially when it comes to the overall design. So, the overall styling, as well as the mechanics, are about to remain the same. This SUV became rugged enough after the 2022 update and we expect that to remain in the future. Furthermore, the Passport has always been praised for its ride quality, thanks to a great balance between comfort and athleticism.
The 2024 Honda Passport might bring further improvements. According to the latest reports, the TrailSport trim is about to get important upgrades. So far, this trim level only looked rugged, but wasn’t exactly a capable off-roader. Things could change with the next-years version, because it will probably get a few important upgrades, starting from the suspension revisions, incrased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, steel skid plates and more.
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see bigger changes on the inside. The current cabin looks nice and should remain fresh-looking for the next few years, before a complete overhaul. It’s not only about aesthetics – this cabin also features very good build quality, with nice materials and a lot of attention to detail. Furthermore, the ergonomics are great, as well as the overall outward visibility.
The Passport is a mid-size SUV but features just two rows of seats. For that reason, there is plenty of room in both rows, which can accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are also decently sized and quite supportive, while the cargo area is larger when compared to competitors, such as Nissan Murano or Chevy Blazer. In numbers, that would be around 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
As for the standard and available equipment, novelties are always possible. Moreover, we could also see some tweaks when it comes to optional packages and equipment groups. Still, most things should remain the same as in the current model, which already stands pretty well in this aspect.
The current model comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, wireless device charging, HD Radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and four USB ports. The list of standard equipment also includes remote start, proximity keyless entry, a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
With such a long list of standard equipment, it’s logical that the number of options isn’t spectacular. Some of the notable upgrades are goodies like navigation, voice recognition, a 10-speaker premium stereo, Wi-Fi hot spot, ambient interior lighting and a household-style power outlet.
2024 Honda Passport Engine
As for the powertrain, the 2024 Honda Passport will continue with the good-old, super smooth and refined V6. However, it is expected to get an updated version of the engine, with a slightly higher output. The max power should go up to 285 horsepower, while the new transmission is also expected. We could see the new 10-speed automatic, just like in the new Pilot.
These updates will probably positively affect performance and fuel economy, but we don’t expect to see drastic differences compared to the outgoing model, which returns around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. These are typical ratings for a mid-size SUV. Another typical rating for a mid-size SUV is the max towing capacity, which goes up to 5.000 pounds.
2024 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
Despite the potential updates, the 2024 Honda Passport will hardly come much earlier than usual. We expect to see it in the typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2023. As for the price, the current model starts at around 42.000 dollars and we doubt that a bigger increase could happen in the next year.