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Head for Adventure in Northwest Vermont in the New Honda Passport

 

A mid-size SUV and long-time Honda flagship with a celebrated run through the 1990s to 2002, the Honda Passport is soon to return once again to our neck of the north Vermont woods for the upcoming model year. What's more, if that Honda Pilot succeeded it is any indication, it's bound to be one of our automaker's ruggedest crossovers yet. Check it out for yourself right here at The Automaster Honda in Shelburne, and you'll see what we mean.

Power and Performance

Step into the Sport or EX-L trim or go fully loaded in Touring or Elite. Start the SUV's powerful i-VTEC® V6 engine. You'll quickly discover that the new Passport delivers the charge you need to make a day of getting out of the Burlington, VT area, bound for parts unknown. It comes ready to shell out 280 horsepower, acceleratory abilities that only a four-wheel independent suspension can match for agility, responsiveness, and an enjoyable ride. Plus, you can count on smoothness and ease of gear shifts, owing to a standard nine-speed auto transmission, and paddle shifters make them easy to manage with your hands on the wheel.

Safety and Driver-Assist Features

If Honda Passport is anything, it's capable, both across the diverse terrain around spots like Essex Junction and through the foul New England weather we're all used to. For one, i-VTM4&#trade; all-wheel drive is available to tack through them confidently, and with its torque vectoring abilities, the crossover is equally reliable when cornering. But it's with its Intelligent Traction Management system that the drive takes a turn for precision. A standard Snow mode helps you plow through the drifts as a matter of course, and Passport models with AWD add Mud and Sand modes for churning up and getting through the tougher stuff.

Moreover, Honda Sensing®, our brand's exclusive active safety and driver-assistance suite, comes standard across the lineup. Its technologies range from a lane-keeping system to help you stay on track to collision and road departure mitigation for avoiding accidents. Factor in standard adaptive cruise control for keeping safe distances from traffic through locales like Williston, and the verdict's clear: you can look forward to wraparound protection and ultimate peace of mind.

 
 

Interior and Technology Features

A memorable ride comes together in a capacious cabin that sprawls out up to 115.9 cubic feet. It's home to seating for five in two roomy rows, available in leather for the lap of luxury off the beaten path. Plus, there's up to 77.9 cubic feet of room available for cargo with one-touch 60/40-split rear seating folded as well as several underfloor storage compartments -- plenty for a weekend getaway or vacation worth of luggage and essentials. You can even take a trailerful along weighing anywhere from 3,500 pounds to up to 5,000 when Passport is properly equipped. That means anything from a light pop-up camping tent or couple of dirt bikes or ATVs to a second vehicle.

Better yet, Passport is leading-edge when it comes to tech. Its infotainment system puts you in control of your entertainment and connectivity alike, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available to accommodate your smartphone and allow access to its apps in-dash. Further, you'll find options like the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System&#trade;, ready to help you navigate spots like Colchester, VT dependably.

Explore More About the New Passport at Our Honda Dealership in Shelburne

Would you believe it'll be expertly customizable, too, with a wide variety of Honda accessories? Indeed, you'll be able to make your Passport experience personal with everything from gloss-black wheels to cargo-friendly roof rails. That's not to mention just about every style enhancement and in-cabin convenience you could hope to find in between. The SUV's color schemes will even range from lunar silver metallic to black forest, white diamond, and deep scarlet pearl options, sure to turn heads on the way through South Burlington.

Be sure to check back with us for updates before the big reveal. But until then, you're welcome to give us a call or stop by our 3328 Shelburne Road showroom for a visit to schedule an exciting test drive well in advance. We look forward to meeting you!

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