Our knowledgeable salespeople at Mel Rapton Honda have served Sacramento for years, so we were excited about the redesign of the Honda Passport in 2019. This vehicle is built to satisfy what drivers had been asking for: a rugged midsize crossover SUV that could handle both outdoor adventures and a brutal commute, too.
With bold styling, comfortable interior, ample cargo room, and further advances in Honda’s trademark safety features, it’s no wonder the Passport is a favorite.
The Passport is ready for an adventure with gloss-black grille accents and roof rails that can be used with available crossbars to hold up to 165lbs of gear. 20-inch wheels painted in coordinating black and dual exhaust finishers give the Passport that extra polish drivers look for in a bold exterior.
Comfort is important to Honda, and that’s exemplified in the Passport. We’ve packed five-star comfort into a midsize SUV. With room for five passengers, the Passport’s back seat has nearly as much legroom as the front seats, allowing for real comfort no matter where you travel. Tri-Zone Climate Control, which allows for personal preferences for the driver, front-seat passenger, and rear passengers, is another bonus, and with the available remote engine start, you can cool down or heat up the vehicle before you even step inside.
The moonroof allows a better view of the cityscape or the fresh air of the beautiful outdoors. Seating choices include leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel. The driver gets special treatment with a 10-way power-adjustable seat with two-position memory, allowing stored seat and side mirror settings for two different drivers.
Honda has thought of everything when it comes to convenience. Hands-free access to the cargo hold is a game-changer when your arms are full! Simply kick your foot under the back bumper to activate the tailgate. Boasting over 50 cubic feet of cargo volume, which expands to 100 cubic feet of available space with the back seats folded down, you’ll never have to pick and choose what to take on your journey again.
In the same compartment that houses your spare tire, you will find extra storage available for those smaller items you need for adventures, like first-aid kits, water bottles, small coolers, and even bike helmets. We’ve got room for it all!
Honda believes Safety is for Everyone. Long known for safety innovations, we continue to provide the best safety packages on the road. The Honda Sensing package, which comes standard on the Passport, includes:
Collision Mitigation Braking System
In the event of a possible frontal collision, this system alerts you with a visual warning on the Multi-Information Display (MID) and an audible beep sound.
Lane Keeping Assistance
This uses a camera mounted between the windshield and the rearview mirror; should you cross a detected lane marker without using your turn signal, a message appears in the MID and a beep sounds continuously.
Road Departure Mitigation System
If you are driving in excess of 45mph and cross lanes without using your turn signal, this system visually alerts on the MID and begins beeping. Should your system determine no effort is being made to return the vehicle to the road, the system will automatically apply braking.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
If you drive a great deal, you’re going to want this feature! The adaptive cruise control allows you to set not only a comfortable cruising speed but also allows you to set the desired gap between you and cars ahead of you. The system alerts you if traffic ahead is motoring at a slower rate than you’ve set, and should you choose not to slow down your vehicle, the system will charge your brakes so it’s easier for you to stop, preventing a rear-end accident.
Honda keeps you connected with what’s important. With AppleCarPlay, not only can you access your smartphone’s messages and music, but you can utilize all your apps as well. Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System provides 3-D renderings of terrain, buildings, and road signs, even providing lane guidance, plus it works - even in the middle of nowhere - to get you where you want to go!
The Passport keeps you all charged! Don’t worry about bringing your phone’s charging chords; we provide a charging tray with an LED light to let you know when it’s working. Plus second-row USB ports, multiple 12-volt power outlets, and a 115-volt power outlet, too.
Stop by Mel Rapton Honda on 12th Street and take a look at our Passports. Whether you’re adventuring through the city or looking for a reliable getaway vehicle, the Passport is worth your time!