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2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease

2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease
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The 2024 Honda Passport has received a rugged refresh with the new Trail Sport trim, and let me tell you, it means business. This off-road beast is here to challenge the typical road-going crossovers and even give the legendary 4Runner a run for its money. The team at The Fast Lane Car put the Passport to the test, pushing its all-wheel drive system to the limits and beyond.

They started with the front wheel slip test, intentionally getting both front wheels stuck and then engaging the drive to see if the Passport can free itself. And boy, did it deliver! With a gentle throttle application, the rear axle engaged instantly, and the Passport powered through effortlessly. Next up was the diagonal test, where the left front and right rear wheels were stuck. Again, the Passport showed its prowess, quickly transferring power to the left wheel on the ground and conquering the challenge.

But the real test came with the three-wheel slip test, where both rear wheels were stuck and only the front right wheel had traction. This is where the off-roaders are separated from the on-roaders, and the Passport proved its mettle once again. With a smooth and consistent performance, the Passport effortlessly crawled forward, leaving no doubt about its off-road capabilities. Even front-wheel drive biased all-wheel drive crossovers would struggle with this test, but not the Passport.

The team also took the Passport on a standardized off-road course, complete with trenches and divots. With its real all-terrain tires, the Passport tackled the course with ease, showcasing its impressive ground clearance and capable all-wheel drive system. The updated dampers provided a comfortable ride, and the torque transfer from the rear differential was nothing short of impressive.

Under the hood, the Passport boasts a powerful 280 horsepower V6 engine, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. While it may lack a low range, the first gear provides a crawl ratio that allows the Passport to handle challenging terrains. The suspension, with its McPherson strut style front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, offers a smooth and controlled ride.

Inside, the Passport offers a comfortable and well-equipped cabin, with a spacious rear seat and ample cargo space. The center console has been redesigned for improved comfort and convenience, and the infotainment system is easy to use with great connectivity options.

Overall, the 2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport is a formidable off-road crossover that can take on the toughest challenges. With its capable all-wheel drive system, impressive torque transfer, and rugged design, it's a true competitor in the off-road segment. Honda has once again proven that they can deliver a vehicle that combines practicality, comfort, and off-road capability in one package.

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Viewer Reactions for The Best I’ve Tested Until This Happened… NEW 2024 Honda Passport Slip Test & Off-Road Review

  • Honda's i-VTM4 AWD system is praised for everyday use and occasional snow and rain
  • Request to see a comparison of older Honda AWD models
  • Humorous comment about the reviewer's height
  • Positive feedback on Honda/Acura's new AWD system
  • Request for a test on the Subaru Forester Wilderness
  • Excitement for the redesign of the Passport and the new interior of the Pilot
  • Interest in waiting for the 2025 model of the Passport for a potential redesign
  • Comparisons between Honda's Trailsport and Subaru's Wilderness trims as impressive off-road upgrades
  • Curiosity about Honda's snow mode in the drive modes
  • Praise for Honda's single-speed hang-on system for off-roading and its versatility
  • Inquiry about the slip test for the gen5 Pathfinder
  • Question about the waiting time for the AWD overheat to disappear
  • Speculation about when the DOHC engine will be available in the Passport or Ridgeline
  • Question about whether a transmission cooler addon will increase cooling for off-road usage
  • Recognition of the Passport as a great alternative to Subaru in certain regions
  • Disappointment about the lack of a design update for the '24 model
  • Prediction that the Passport will sell well
  • Comparison between the CRV and Rav4, with a preference for the Pilot over the Highlander
  • Identification of a front tow point on the driver's side of the vehicle
  • Speculation on whether other manufacturers will follow Honda and Subaru in creating genuine off-road trims
  • Criticism of manufacturers for considering driving on roads with potholes as off-roading
  • Humorous comment about the AWD overheating after a short drive
  • Preference for the Passport over Subaru vehicles
  • Assertion that the Passport is not meant for serious off-roading
  • Humorous comment about a noise in the video
  • Playful comment referencing a controversial figure
  • Appreciation for the availability of lower gearing in newer vehicle models
  • Request for a redesign of the Passport to resemble an old Isuzu Rodeo
  • Inquiry about the water fording height
  • Desire for a vehicle without certain tech features and with TVs in the front and back
2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease
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2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease
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2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease
Image copyright Youtube
2024 Honda Passport Trail Sport: Conquering Off-Road Terrain with Ease
Image copyright Youtube