The 1997 Honda Passport is one of the best-selling Honda sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and is a popular choice for families everywhere. It comes in four different trim levels, two transmission choices, and one engine choice. The standard moon roof and privacy glass on the EX submodels are features that make this SUV stand out among its peers. The standard cruise control available on all models is also a nice touch.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.2-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Honda Passport LX (2WD), Honda Passport LX (4WD), Honda Passport EX (2WD), Honda Passport EX (4WD)
The 1997 Honda Passport DX model with the four-cylinder engine has been discontinued.
The 1997 Honda Passport is equipped with standard amenities, such as skid plates, 16-inch wheels, and power windows. Lightly tinted glass is standard on the LX, while privacy glass is standard on the EX. Alloy wheels are standard across all models except the two-wheel-drive LX. Power heated mirrors, chrome bumpers, and a power moonroof are standard for the EX.
The 1997 Honda Passport offers standard interior features that include bucket seats, cloth seating, a tilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM/Cassette audio system. Air-conditioning is standard on all models except for the two-wheel-drive LX. The EX comes standard with leather trim for the steering wheel. The two-wheel-drive EX comes with the option of leather seating. The four-wheel-drive EX comes with the options of a CD changer and a premium audio system with the choice of an AM/FM/CD player or an AM/FM/Cassette/CD player.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Honda Passport is powered by a 3.2-liter, V-6 engine that is capable of 190 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be married with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes power brakes, cruise control, and power steering. Automatic locking hubs are standard on the four-wheel-drive models. Limited slip differential is optional on the four-wheel-drive LX but standard on the four-wheel-drive EX.
The 1997 Honda Passport comes with rear wheel anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger front airbags, a rear window defroster, and power door locks. All models except for the two-wheel-drive LX have the option of a rear window wiper. The four-wheel-drive EX also has the option of fog lights.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Passport LX (2WD): 15/17 mpg city/highway
Honda Passport LX (4WD): 15/17 mpg city/highway
Honda Passport EX (2WD): 14/17 mpg city/highway
Honda Passport EX (4WD): 15/17 mpg city/highway
- Stylish exterior
- Transmission choices
You Won't Like
- No choice in engines
- No four-wheel ABS option
- Air-conditioning is optional on two-wheel-drive LX
An average SUV with some above average features.
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