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I was asked by a number of members to report on our new Passport. I stepped out of the forum as we traded our 17 CRV Touring for a 19 Passport Touring. Again, not for the OD issue, but my wife fell for the Passport, wanting more cargo space, a higher ride, more power and AWD. So we took the plunge. We both liked the CRV. My first impressions are fairly positive. The Passport has many of the bells and whistles of the CRV. It has an idle stop where the engine shuts off at a stop light in most situations (not real excited about this one), no brake hold, but the same set of safety features as the CRV. It certainly has the noticeable power of the 3.5 L V6 engine from the Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline. It has a 9 speed ZF tranny that shifts up smoothly but not as smooth down. It handles well, with 20" wheels and absorbs bumps well. Not as mushy handling as our old 08 Odyssey. It is the quietest Honda I've driven. Acoustic glass helps. It is 6" shorter than the Pilot and 2 row seating. She Who Must Be Obeyed loved it and that's what counts! I certainly recommend giving it a try. Discussions happen over at www.passportforums.com

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I Like the new set of wheels my friend. It's all about making those wives happy or life in the house is miserable :sweat:.


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I'd love to have one of those for our summer travels this year, but, unfortunately the head of finance in the house (me) says that I can probably afford it in maybe four or five years. It's the higher ground clearance and greater power that appeals to me in the Passport--on some of the dirt roads I want to travel (Colorado, and Utah around the Moab area), there are sometimes rock outcroppings or elevation changes that my CR-V struggles with. Not that I would want to do it with a brand new Passport, but I could see using a mild lift kit and slightly larger tires to give me more ground clearance out there. (But only if it didn't compromise the ride quality.)

I wonder how long this Passport will last--the Pilot is coming up on its mid-cycle refresh, which means it would only have two (or maybe three) more years before the next generation comes along. And with the two sharing so many parts, I'm guessing the Passport would probably follow the next generation Pilot quite shortly thereafter. It's a neat package though--I'm envious! Have fun with it!
 

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Hi Folks-

I was asked by a number of members to report on our new Passport. I stepped out of the forum as we traded our 17 CRV Touring for a 19 Passport Touring. Again, not for the OD issue, but my wife fell for the Passport, wanting more cargo space, a higher ride, more power and AWD. So we took the plunge. We both liked the CRV. My first impressions are fairly positive. The Passport has many of the bells and whistles of the CRV. It has an idle stop where the engine shuts off at a stop light in most situations (not real excited about this one), no brake hold, but the same set of safety features as the CRV. It certainly has the noticeable power of the 3.5 L V6 engine from the Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline. It has a 9 speed ZF tranny that shifts up smoothly but not as smooth down. It handles well, with 20" wheels and absorbs bumps well. Not as mushy handling as our old 08 Odyssey. It is the quietest Honda I've driven. Acoustic glass helps. It is 6" shorter than the Pilot and 2 row seating. She Who Must Be Obeyed loved it and that's what counts! I certainly recommend giving it a try. Discussions happen over at www.passportforums.com

Cheers!
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Does this V6 need a VCM MUZZLER like Odyssey or Pilot?
 

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I’m currently in a 2018 pilot elite loaner car. One of the quietest suvs I’ve ever been in. One thing you hear the the engine at higher rpms and a lot of thumping from the tires over bumps. There is a major delay from the time you step on the gas to the time it accelerates. Hvac buttons are a little small and down too low but the heated steering wheel is awesome. Fuel economy is not bad compared to my V. Lower door trim quality feels cheaper then the crv. Blind spot moved to inside of suv takes a little getting used to, I rather have it on the mirror. But it is a great cruiser, I would definitely recommend it.
 

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Don't worry about VCM. Honda really seem to have tuned out all the bugs in that system.
I was at my dealer earlier this week for an oil change. I like the Pilot but just can't get off the fence about the Passport.
It's a combination of factors, extra unnecessary height, slim color choices, same overall size as first gen but smaller interior, no saving in price...
And maybe just getting to like the 16 more now that it's paid off....
 
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