Here's why the Honda Passport is a not-so-rugged SUV

It looks tough, but that's right about where the ruggedness ends.

2w ago

I recently reviewed a 2021 Honda Passport Elite, a smaller version of the popular Honda Pilot. One of the key selling points for the Passport is its ruggedness. So when I went to review it, I set out to see just how much Honda was going to stick to that rugged theme.

There is a drive mode selector in the Passport which features a mode, sand, and snow mode. However, your stock road-going tires make those drive modes ineffective. The interior has a handful of features, like heated and cooled seats and a built-in calculator. The 3.5L V6 pushes out a healthy 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which gets the job done well.

It's certainly fairer to judge this SUV as a regular family-hauler, or at best an adventure vehicle, but certainly not an offroad-capable SUV. if you're looking for rugged looks and regular capability, this is certainly the way to go. But let's put it this way, I wouldn't take this anywhere beyond a dirt trail. For a full in-depth review of the Honda Passport, check out the video below!

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Comments (4)

  • It the Honda Passport a rugged SUV? @tribe

      6 days ago
  • Honda and proper suv's they don't get along

      11 days ago
  • Yeah it's just meant to go skiing at Tahoe etc.. It's really what most people need. It's funny how the Subarus appear to be cars but when you see one next to a CRV etc.. they are pretty much the same clearance and size.

      11 days ago
  • I couldnt believe people didnt already understand this is a Honda Pilot with its ass cut off.

      12 days ago