- Enhanced Passport TrailSport is the most off-road capable Passport ever, with new trail-ready all-terrain tires and off-road tuned suspension
- New Passport Black Edition brings more aggressive design, upscale interior to top of lineup
- Updated interior is more comfortable and versatile with new wider center console
From muddy trails to the open road, the 2024 Honda Passport is even more adventurous with improved off-road performance, updated styling and a more versatile interior.
The enhanced Passport TrailSport is the most rugged, off-road capable Passport ever with a new off-road tuned suspension and trail-ready all-terrain tires. At the top of the Passport lineup, a new Black Edition takes the midsize SUV’s style to new heights with a more aggressive design, inside and out, and even more premium comfort features than the extremely well-equipped Touring trim it replaces.
For additional comfort and functionality, all 2024 Passports benefit from a new wider centre console with a large, newly integrated armrest and expanded storage. The centre-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.
“The Passport continues Honda’s decades long tradition of building rugged, durable, dynamic and capable SUVs that can take you on weekend, off-road adventures or for comfortably cruising city boulevards,” said Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President Honda Canada. “The all-new Passport Black Edition and the enhanced TrailSport brings a new level of adventure and performance Canadians have come to expect from our light truck lineup.”
Arriving in dealerships this winter; the 2024 Passport can be uniquely customized with an expanded line of Genuine Honda Accessories to take Passport’s rugged capability even further.
Enhanced Passport TrailSport
Created for active buyers who thrive on adventure, the new Passport TrailSport backs up its rugged styling with more off-road capability than ever before. A new off-road tuned suspension, exclusive to the Passport TrailSport, features revised spring rates, enhanced damper valve tuning and optimized stabilizer bars for increased articulation and improved off-road ride quality without sacrificing Passport’s exceptional on-road comfort and best-in-class handling.
Passport’s first-ever application of all-terrain tires take the rugged capabilities of the Passport TrailSport even further. Extremely capable and durable on the trail, standard General Grabber™ A/T Sport tires (245/60R18) substantially improve TrailSport’s traction in dirt, sand, mud, rocky terrain and snow, but remain quiet and comfortable on the road. Machined 18-inch wheels with Pewter painted highlights are unique to the Passport TrailSport, increasing its front and rear track widths by 10mm to improve stance and stability.
Tuned and tested in some of the world’s most challenging off-road environments, including Imperial Dunes “Glamis,” California and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Honda’s innovative i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system expands Passport’s off-road capability well beyond its crossover-based competition. 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, including sand, snow, mud and paved roads. With an ample 205.4mm of ground clearance, Passport can navigate tough trails, and its 2,268 kgs towing capacity allows it to pull a large camper trailer or off-road toys.
Exclusive to TrailSport models, a new available Diffused Sky Blue paint colour, which debuted on the all-new 2023 Pilot TrailSport, highlights its rugged design and adventurous spirit. A heated windshield wiper parking area keeps the wipers from getting stuck in frigid conditions.
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. Intuitive, easy-to-use technology is smartly integrated, including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility, Qi-compatible wireless charging and four USB charging ports.
With class-leading passenger and cargo space (1,430 litres of cargo space), Passport offers plenty of room for everyone and their gear.
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™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and 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 enhancements that distinguish it from the rest of the Passport family. Available in Sonic Gray, Platinum White and Radiant Red paint, the new top-of-the-line trim also comes in Crystal Black Pearl. 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 Black Edition’s upscale look and feel continues with features and styling enhancements, including ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and perforated leather seating. The Black Edition is the only Passport trim with red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door panels, and red accent lighting illuminating the dash, doors and centre console. The Black Edition logo is embossed on the front seats and floor mats.
The Passport and Passport TrailSport continue to be built* exclusively at Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama, auto plant, continuing the 40-year legacy of Honda’s commitment to building products close to the customer.
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About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and almost 10 million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V are currently built. Honda Canada has invested over $6.5 billion in Canada, and each year sources over $3 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Since its inception, Honda Canada has sold over five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada through a dealer network of more than 280 dealerships across the country. For more information, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.