Honda announced Oct. 4 the new 2024 Honda Passport, equipped with a new off-road tuned suspension and all-terrain tires.
The 2024 Passports benefit from a new wider center console with newly-integrated armrest and expanded storage. The center-console storage bin can now swallow a full-size tablet, and an improved storage tray ahead of the shifter is large enough to accommodate two large smartphones, side by side.
Arriving in dealerships this fall, the 2024 Passport can be uniquely customized with an expanded line of genuine Honda accessories that includes underbody protection. Passport's revised line of post-production option packages now includes a second HPD Package designed in collaboration with Honda performance development (HPD), Honda's U.S.-based racing company.
Standard on all Passports, the i-VTM4 system enhances controllability and traction management in all conditions, automatically sending up to 70% of the engine's torque to the rear wheels and continuously apportioning 100% of that torque between the rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel.
In off-road situations, i-VTM4 will continue to route torque where it provides the most benefit, helping maintain traction and stability in mud and deep sand. It even works in extreme conditions, such as when one rear wheel is off the ground, by sending power to the wheel in contact with the ground to pull Passport through and ensure momentum.
For additional control, Passport's standard four-mode intelligent traction management allows drivers to customize the i-VTM4 system for different terrains. With 8.1 inches of ground clearance, Passport can navigate tough trails, and it has 5,000-pound towing capacity.
TrailSport's cabin stands out with orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, door panels and seats, with the TrailSport logo embroidered on the front seat head restraints and molded onto its standard all-season rubber floor mats. Intuitive, easy-to-use technology is smartly integrated, including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Qi-compatible wireless charging and four USB-C charging ports.
With passenger and cargo space (50.5 cu.-ft. of cargo space), Passport offers plenty of room . The Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard on every Passport, including the TrailSport.
On Passport, Honda Sensing includes:
- Collision mitigation braking system (CMBS)
- Forward collision warning (FCW)
- Lane keeping assist system (LKAS)
- Road departure mitigation (RDM)
- Lane departure warning (LDW)
- Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
A rear seat reminder and rear seatbelt reminder are also standard across the lineup.
New Passport Black Edition
The new Black Edition trim features exclusive exterior and interior styling that distinguish it from the rest of the Passport family. Available in crystal black pearl, the new trim is also available in sonic gray, platinum white and radiant red. For a premium, upscale look every Passport Black Edition includes black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, blackout treatments for the grille, headlight trim, side trim, door handles, window trim and fog light accents and Black Edition badges on the grille and tailgate.
Inside, the upscale continues with exclusive features including ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and red-accented perforated leather seating.
The Passport will continue to be built at Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama, auto plant.