|Midsize SUV; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $1,100 – $2,800*|
1995 Honda Passport LX 4WD
1995.5 Honda Passport EX
1996 Honda Passport LX
1994 Honda Passport DX
1997 Honda Passport
Though not lacking in features or capabilities, neither the Passport nor its Rodeo near-duplicate is quite in the league of a Chevrolet S10 Blazer or Ford Explorer.
Instead of creating a sport utility from scratch, Honda chose to market a near twin of the Isuzu Rodeo. Both are 4-door wagons with a lift-up rear window and fold-down tailgate.The entry-level DX had a 2.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, 2-wheel drive, and 5-speed manual shift. Stepping up a notch, the Passport LX used a 175-horsepower 3.2-liter V6, with 2- or 4-wheel drive and 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Topping the line was the EX, a 4WD V6 model with automatic. Rear antilock brakes work only in 2-wheel drive, and 4WD models have a part-time drive system (not for use on dry pavement).
Passports were essentially unchanged in their second season, except for extra equipment in the top-of-the-line EX model. However, dashboards were reworked in midseason, adding airbags for both the driver and passenger.
Shift-on-the-fly for the 4-wheel-drive system arrived during 1996, and the V6 engine was enhanced to 190 horsepower. Four-wheel antilock braking was available, but only on the 4WD EX model.
The entry-level DX model with its 4-cylinder engine disappeared, so all Passports now carried a V6 engine.