The 2020 Honda Passport is Mom Approved!

On a chill fall day in Marietta, Georgia, I had the pleasure of test driving the New 2020 Honda Passport. I drove through Old Town, along suburban roads and on the highway. I had the opportunity to drive quite a few vehicles during the A Girls Guide to Cars annual conference. The 2020 Honda Passport was definitely one of my favorites.

2020 Honda Passport: Mom Approved!

Honda has competitive pricing with the Sport package starting at $31, 990. The vehicle I tested came fully loaded at 39,991. The Passport beats the competition by delivering many of the same options for a lower overall price. It’s rugged mid-sized SUV that performs well both in the city and off the beaten path.

Safety First

As a busy mom, safety is a top priority. I love that every Honda Passport comes standard with “Honda Sensing.” This is a collection of technologies that helps assist drivers to be more aware and even avoid a collision.

  • Auto-braking for front crash avoidance
  • Blind spot alert
  • Road Departure Mitegation
  • Lane Departure Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control is my favorite feature! It helps maintain a set following interval behind other vehicles on the highway. It’s super helpful in stop and go traffic.

Power and Handling

I love a car with a bit of muscle. The 280 Horsepower, 3.5 liter V6 engine gives you the extra power for towing a trailer or making a two-lane pass on the highway. Every Passport comes with snow mode and the all-wheel-drive (AWD) models come with mud and sand modes as well. You’ll get the traction you need in a variety of terrain conditions.

The AWD models can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Yee Haw! I’d love to hit the road and see more national parks with a sweet trailer.

Drive like a Boss

I like to drive with authority. When I want to make a move, I want my car to respond promptly. The Honda Passport provides the oomph I love when I want to accelerate quickly. Paddle shifters also provide the ability to downshift for even more control. I’m a Mom Boss and this car drives like one too.

Comfort and Style

I love the best of both worlds. Leather trimmed seating and steering wheel add a touch of luxury. Heated seats in the front and rear are perfect for New England Winters. Ventilated front seats help drivers stay cool during muggy summer months. Both front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable. The center console is huge with plenty of space for storage.

Staying Connected

I love the Honda Passport’s 8-inch touchscreen. It’s clear, crisp and colorful, yet not distracting. It puts all of my settings, maps, apps, etc. right at my fingertips. It seemlessly connects to many smartphones. There’s even a wireless phone changer for compatible phones.

The wide screen offers an ample viewing area for the rear view camera for optimum visibility when driving in reverse. Drivers can select from multiple angles: normal, top-down or wide.

Room to Grow

One of my colleagues described hunting for the right car is a bit like Goldielocks looking for her “just right.” The spacious back row is perfect for my teens to spread out. For families with young children, it easily fits 2 car seats with ample space for a third child or adult to comfortably ride in the middle. It even fits 3 car seats side by side so it’s a car a small family can grow into.

Cargo Space and a Good Book

The enormous cargo space provides ample room folks who enjoy road trips, tailgating, camping, and more. We’re talking 50 cubic feet behind the rear seat or 100 if the seats are folded down. There’s even storage within the storage. Hidden compartments under the floor provide options for storing emergency supplies or hide valuables.

Around town, it’s great for grocery shopping, especially for a visit to a big-box store. For a mommy time out, I can picture myself curled up with a blanket, pillow and a good book.

When my hands are full, all I need to to is kick my foot at the rear sensor under the bumper and the tailgate is activated. I’ve always wanted this feature! I think every mom does.

What’s not to love?

Frankly, there was not much I didn’t like about the Honda Passport. Probably the only thing I’d change would be a little extra sound dampening for the cabin. Other than that, I’d proudly own a Honda Passport.

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 93 Comments

  1. Dana Rodriguez

    This looks like a really nice car! I love all the features! GH

  2. kelli

    we’re looking around for new cars right now and i’m keeping this on my list! GH

  3. Sandy Klocinski

    Looks like a really awesome car! (GH)

  4. Janet W.

    What a great car! (GH)

  5. Margaret Smith

    This sounds like the perfect car. I really like Honda’s. They are so well made. GH

  6. Nerlande

    This looks like a great car

  7. Nerlande

    This looks like a good car (GH)

  8. Melissa Storms

    This is a nice looking car. It is the perfect size for every day life. I have a small wagon and definitely could use more cargo space. GH

  9. Tracie Cooper

    I would love this car for my family! I love how much room it has! GH

  10. Heather K

    Wow that is nice! Exactly what I want my next vehicle to be. (GH)

  11. shelly peterson

    This looks great. I would love one of these. (GH)

  12. laurie damrose

    This would be a perfect car for us.

  13. paige chandler

    Cool car, Hope Santa gets me one, GH

  14. Natalie

    A bunch of my friends have the Honda CRV and love it! I have never heard of the Honda passport before! GH

  15. monique s

    Such a sporty vehicle. Would love it. GH

  16. Lisa

    It looks really nice, I love how luxurious it looks. (GH)

  17. Maria Malaveci

    This looks like a great car! I love it! GH

  18. Pat

    A fabulous car! (GH)

  19. Debbie P

    I need a new vehicle and I am really liking this one! (GH)

  20. bn100

    haven’t heard of it before (GH)

  21. Debbie Campbell

    I wish they had this vehicle when my kids were little ! gh

  22. Steve Guth

    I have a 2007 Honda CRV. Love it, but it’s not AWD. The Passport AWD would be a nice upgrade. GH

  23. Calvin

    Honda makes quite nice cars, I’ve drove a civic before, they have great brakes. GH.

  24. Mya Murphy

    GH.. This is one amazing car.. We’re in the market for a new one, and this looks perfect!

  25. Molli Taylor

    nice! i am looking for a new car! GH

  26. Nancy

    This looks like a great car anyone would love to have and drive. (GH)

  27. Cynthia C

    Looks like an ideal family vehicle. GH

  28. Candace Galan

    Wow I really want this! God please bless me with the finances lol. GH

  29. Kristin C

    Looks like a great car! GH

  30. Donna

    Such an impressive vehicle! I love the safety features and cargo space! (GH)

  31. Michele Behlen

    We just bought a new car and considered purchasing one of these. A very nice car.GH

  32. Jessica Cox

    I love a Honda, they are such a great reliable car, that will last for many miles. Looks really comfortable and roomy for a large family like I have. (GH)

  33. wendy hutton

    thats some car, so man great features GH

  34. heather s

    It is a cute car. GH

  35. Patrice P.

    We’ve had a Honda Accord for almost 10 years and I’m interested in trying the Honda Passport when we decide to trade in. GH

  36. Edye

    This car looks so nice! Love the color, too 🙂

  37. polly

    Wow looks awesome and so many wonderful features…..enjoy! GH

  38. Erica E

    Looks like a great car with lots of space and some really nice features! I would especially love the rear view camera – wish my current car had one! (GH)

  39. Darlene Carbajal

    That is a beautiful family car! GH

  40. Brittany Raisor

    Wow! It’s slick! I love the space, because I have boys that play sports and we have to lug around all kinds of gear. The heated seats sound amazing for winter!! GH

  41. Clem

    Nice features and color, Honda is great. GH

  42. athena graeme

    I love blind spot assist. Having not learned to drive until I was in my 30s, I am a super paranoid driver, I just can’t get comfortable behind the wheel. I am always looking for that next safety device, rearview camera, blind spot sensors …. I literally depend on technology. GH

  43. Meghan

    I’ve never had a Honda before but this looks nice. GH

  44. Mary Gardner

    This looks and sounds like a great car. I really like that it has Auto-braking for front crash avoidance. GH

  45. Dianna

    I’ve been a Honda minivan mom for years, but the Passport really catches my eye! GH

  46. Jan Lee

    I can’t afford a new car as I wouldn’ t be approved for a loan. Nice car though

  47. Sarah L

    What a wonderful car for a family. GH

  48. Ellen Thompson

    Wow! It looks like it has a lot of room! GH

  49. Angela Saver

    Looks like a great family vehicle & I love all the room! GH

  50. Kate F.

    This looks like a nice car. I love the blind spot alert feature. GH

  51. April

    Thanks for the review! I have owned a couple of Hondas and love them. We are going to be purchasing another in the next year or so and will definitely put this on the list. (GH)

  52. Michelle J.

    That looks like a nice car (GH)

  53. GINA BLADES

    Sporty and comfy! GH

  54. Rhonda Tenderholt

    WOW! 2020 Passport looks so roomy and like it’s tall enough to fit my 6’2″ – 6’3″ sons in the back. Can it fit my sons XL Mtn and Road bikes?

  55. BookLady

    The Honda Passport looks like an awesome car with a number of great features. I’d love to own one. GH

  56. Janice Wright

    I’m sure it’s a wonderful vehicle. Hondas are so dependable. My Honda now has over 250,000 miles on it.

  57. Christina Gould

    That’s a really nice ride. I like the color of the interior and exterior. Thanks for sharing! (GH)

  58. Terri Shaw

    This car is fantastic! Seems very roomy, which for me is a big plus. Thank you for your review.

    1. Terri Shaw

      GH

  59. Ashley Chassereau Parks

    This looks so nice and roomy! I have 3 kids and this looks like it would fit their car seats well. I love the space in the back for groceries! (GH)

  60. Michele Pineda

    Lucky you got to review and try this out! My hubby loves Hondas, and would definitely love for Santa to bring him one of these sweet rides. Love that it can haul 5000 lbs too! (GH)

  61. Susan Smith

    Sounds like a great family car! Very roomy We have had a couple of Hondas and they were both great cars. GH

  62. Tiffany S

    That is a really good looking vehicle. (GH)

  63. Michelle H.

    I love that it has auto-braking for front crash avoidance. (GH)

  64. Janell Wagner

    My daughter has a passport. Loves it. Gh

  65. Deb Pelletier

    The passport sounds interesting, thanks.

  66. Shannon Holmes

    This looks like a really nice car and I love HONDA.

    1. Shannon Holmes

      GH

  67. sheila ressel

    That is a really nice ride! Love all the added features. This would be a dream to drive! GH

  68. Megan Parsons

    I love the interior!!! I would love to have a new car! GH

  69. Karley Moore

    I love this car! It is the perfect size for me! I really enjoyed your review. GH

  70. latanya

    I love Honda’s. They have always been my favorite car. they last a long time and are reliable. I would love to upgrade to the passport (GH).

  71. Helen

    I loved my Honda, and this one looks super roomy and nice. GH

  72. Sara

    Looks spacious! (GH)

  73. Chris L

    Really nice looking vehicle. GH

  74. Daniel M

    would love a new car and like this one a lot (GH)

  75. sandra

    i am most excited about the quick acceleration. my current minivan lacks that. (GH)

  76. Shirley Emitt

    WOW! What a great car, GH.

  77. laurie

    gh–looks great would love to have one

  78. Linda Kohlenberg

    This is a great review of the Honda Passport. I will have to put it on my list of cars to test drive. Thank you. GH

  79. Laura B.

    I like that it looks roomy without being huge. The touch screen is a very nice feature.

    1. Laura B

      (GH) Sorry, I forgot to add it.

  80. LeAnn Harbert

    I need an SUV when I’m having to run my granddaughters around to all their appointments and school activities. ( GH)

  81. Cassandra D

    I really like the auto braking feature. GH

  82. carissa joslyn

    I really like how its compact, yet big enough to fit 3 in the row in back. My mom has a nice little suv type thing, but can only fit 2 in the back..i have 4 kids, so we can never go with her. she needs something like this, atleast i could fit 3 of them. GH

  83. Alexandra Y

    I’ve only owned Hondas, they last forever. GH

  84. AEKZ2

    I’m currently looking for a new car. I’m considering a Honda. GH

  85. Laurie Nykaza

    It looks like such a nice car to own love to have one too GH

  86. Betty Curran

    I love Hondas. I think I’ve owned 5 starting with the very first, a 2 cylinder Honda 600. (GH)

  87. Carolyn Daley

    Looks like a nice car. I need to replace my 2005 Hyundai soon. (GH)

  88. travel to Georgia

    These are really great tips, especially making sure your car is in good working condition.

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