Sitting as Honda’s entrant into the brutally competitive midsize two-row crossover game, the Passport walks a decent line between the smaller CR-V and three-row Pilot. For 2024, its prices creep slightly northward – except for one trim which will force customers to open their wallets just a little bit further.
A trio of trims await: EX-L, TrailSport, and a Black Edition. It’s the latter which sees the biggest apples-to-apples increase, usurping last year’s Elite trim and bringing a roughly $1,400 jump in price to land at $47,970 before fees and taxes. The other two models are up less than a thousand bucks to $41,900 and $44,500 for the EX-L and TrailSport, respectively.
The new boss is the same as the old boss for 2024, with Honda gifting only the slightest of changes to the rig overall. All trims benefit from a new center console featuring a freshly rethought armrest and better storage characteristics. The center bin can now apparently swallow a full-size tablet, while an improved tray fore of the shifter is commodious enough to accept a couple of smartphones side-by-each.
TrailSport trims bring a skiff of extra off-road capability compared to past efforts. Honda says this model has a suspension tuned for off-roading thanks to increased wheel articulation and improved ride quality on the trails. Sure beats a cynical stickers-and-wallpaper effort aimed at wannabe overlanders. The TrailSport also includes the Passport’s first application of all-terrain tires in the form of 18-inch General Grabber A/T Sport rubber with a decent sidewall.
Other than that, changes are basically limited to a new paint color and the aforementioned Black Edition which supplants the old Elite. It has the expected blackout treatments for exterior trim, along with red-accented perforated upholstery on its seats and red lighting scattered about the interior. Oh, and scheduled maintenance is now covered for the first two years or 24,000 miles, though powertrains remain unchanged.
The 2024 Passport should be rolling into dealerships soon.
Become a TTAC insider. Get the latest news, features, TTAC takes, and everything else that gets to the truth about cars first by subscribing to our newsletter.