After a pretty long brake, the Japanese manufacturer reintroduced the Passport nameplate in 2019. Three years later, we saw a mid-cycle update, with notable styling enhancements. Now, it looks like Honda wants to keep the current generation in production for a few more years. Therefore, the 2024 Honda Passport might come with a few updates, to keep pace with key rivals, such as the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, or a more affordable Hyundai Santa Fe, which is about to receive a full redesign in the next year.
At this point, we still don’t have details about the possible updates but if we consider the 2022 refresh, which has brought new styling, we presume that the company could put focus on more equipment, while there is also a chance to see new trim levels and appearance packages, including some special editions. Let’s take a look at the possible updates for the 2024 Honda Passport:
2024 Honda Passport Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation is expected to remain in production for the next few years. Therefore, we might see a few novelties for the 2024 Honda Passport. The 2022 refresh brought big styling updates, with a boxier and more rugged design. That’s why we don’t expect changes in this aspect. On the other hand, a new appearance could be a great addition. For example, we could see some kind of Black Edition, with lots of blacked details. Furthermore, the current off-road-oriented TrailSport might come with a few enhancements for better off-road performance. Finally, we could see new color options on offer.
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see bigger mechanical changes. The 2024 Honda Passport will continue with the same design, based on the Pilot, with the chassis and suspension setups that ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, with reasonable engaging handling.
The same thing is with interior design. The overall cabin layout will remain the same, which isn’t a bad thing at all, considering that the current model already features a pretty attractive cabin, with nice aesthetics, nice materials and very good build quality. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a new appearance package, which would bring new color schemes, or maybe some new materials.
On the other hand, the seating configuration will certainly remain the same. This is a two-rod SUV, despite the mid-size dimensions. As a result, both rows are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, we really like the front seats, as they offer good support, while the driver’s position is excellent.
The cargo area is pretty good for the segment. You may count on about 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, as well as 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Another aspect that could bring novelties is the list of standard and available equipment. The Japanese manufacturer already removed most basic variants from the offer, which resulted in a higher starting price. We presume that the next year’s model could bring a few novelties regarding standard equipment, even though the current model is already generous. It comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, wireless device charging, HD Radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, remote start, proximity keyless entry, a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener and an auto-dimming rearview mirror
Some of the upgrades we could see are navigation, voice recognition, a 10-speaker premium stereo, a Wi-Fi hotspot, ambient interior lighting and a household-style power outlet.
2024 Honda Passport Engine
The aspect that definitely won’t bring changes is the one under the hood. There, things are about to remain the same and the 2024 Honda Passport will carry on with a good-old 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and the whole setup feels very refined, while the overall performance is also pretty good.
All-wheel drive is standard in all models, while the average fuel economy goes around 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is typical for the class. Another typical thing for the class is the max towing capacity, which goes up to 5.000 pounds.
2024 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda Passport will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 41.000 dollars.