Honda expands smartphone compatibility to all 2021 Passport trim grades
By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Passport on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 9:54 pm
What is new for the 2021 Honda Passport?
The Honda Passport remains the latest addition to the automaker’s roster of crossover SUVs. It stands out from the rest of the lineup with its plentiful cargo area, generous passenger space and strong performance. But what is new for the 2021 Honda Passport? Since the designers have largely nailed the capability profile of the Passport, they chose to upgrade the connectivity equipment available to drivers and Passengers. The 2021 Honda Passport is available in four trim grades, Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite. For the first time in the short production history of the Honda Passport, all four versions will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. Let’s take a closer look at some new features that will be found with the very capable crossover SUV.
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Standard Connectivity Technology
Honda has been doing the work to bring its most advanced connectivity technology to its lineup of vehicles. Most of the roster will only offer this capability above the base trim. The 2021 Passport will be among the first of the automaker’s vehicles to make access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard equipment across its entire lineup. Additionally, all 2021 Passport models available at the Meridian Honda showroom will also have an 8-inch touchscreen to control the bulk of its multimedia functions.
Features like HondaLink®, SMS Text Message Functionality and the available mobile Wi-Fi hotspot are only found with the EX-L, Touring and Elite models. Wireless smartphone charging is offered by the Elite models.
The 2021 Honda Passport will also use the same 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that has been used on previous models and it will still produce 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, which will have an impact of handling as well as towing capacity. A 2021 Passport with front-wheel-drive will be able to pull up to 3,500 pounds and those models with all-wheel-drive have a 5,000-pound towing capacity.
Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda Passport today when they make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert.