The Honda Passport was a midsized SUV produced by Isuzu, starting with the 1994 model, as Honda's first entry in the truck market for the United States, and only sold in the United States.
Built and designed solely by Isuzu, who sold it as the Rodeo which was essentially a SUV wagon version of the Isuzu pickup truck. It was seen as a "quick fix" entry into the growing SUV market for Honda.
Aside from a smooth engine and drivetrain, there's little to praise in this clone of the Isuzu Rodeo.
Its V6 is strong and relatively economical.
But the Passport remains a truck-based SUV of the old school.
Sharp bumps elicit hard slams, and even smooth roads bring a busy ride.
Handling is clumsy though predictable; part-time four-wheel drive is all that's available.
The brakes are mediocre.
The front seats are nicely shaped but too low.
The rear seat is low, too, but roomy, and the cargo floor is easy to load.
It was discontinued after the 2002 model year.