ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
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.