You are entitled to your opinion. Perhaps you know better than the manufacturer (Honda) who designed the vehicle.You may think so, but I definitely do not.
I hear ya and I agree. That increase to 8.1" will help you go over the roadkill on those dirt/gravel/rough roads 😁Have you not seen any of the advertisements for the Passport? I think those give a hint as to how they think people will use it. They increased the ground clearance over the Pilot. I guess that was necessary for paved roads, right?
Look, as I've said before, it's obviously not something you buy for rock crawling and true off roading. I don't think anyone buys a Passport for that, except maybe jonDZ.
I'd say it's intended as primarily an on-road vehicle that can also do well at light off roading or soft roading as it's called. Sure, 20" tires will still work for that but they definitely aren't ideal. Tires with more sidewall are better for that purpose.
I think there are many people who buy a Passport with the intention of taking it on some dirt/gravel/rough roads to go camping, fishing, or just getting out into nature, if only just occasionally. I will be surprised if Honda does not at least offer a 17" or 18" wheel option when the next generation comes out.
Enjoying these tires referenced above on my PP. for me no noise issues and really like how they ride. Would recommend them for sure.The Continental TerrainContact 265R60/18 are rated at Excellent (9.0) for both Ride Quality and Noise:
It can happen to the best of us. Even those of us w/ 37+ years of driving experience. More years if you count unlicensed driving experience as a young, cantankerous lad.I'm not getting the curb rash thing. I 've been driving for way more years than I want to rememeber with all sorts of tires and wheels up to 22 inches and I've never experienced curb rash. If your running into curbs you need to polish up your driving skills and be more cognizant of curbs. Sliding into a curb due to icy conditions might be excused.
Our recently purchased (used) '20 Honda Passport Elite AWD is for my wife but that 540W stock stereo w/ subwoofer is pretty dang entertaining thus far. Surpasses(?)/rivals my custom stereo in my '04 Dodge Durango SLT.Best improvement I made was upgrading the Stereo, but a close second was going with 18" AT tires/wheels...!
YES: Smother Ride, Better road feel, less Bumpy, less road bumps transmitted to the steering wheel, NO CURB RASH, better handling in dirt, ice and snow, etc....
2019 Touring AWD, with OEM wheels/Tires, the best I got was 27.7mpg during a 300+ mile trip mostly downhill. The same basic trip with the 18"s and A/T tires - I got high- 25/low-26 mpg... or about 1-2 mpg less... not enough for me to worry about!Our recently purchased (used) '20 Honda Passport Elite AWD is for my wife but that 540W stereo is pretty damn entertaining this far. Surpasses(?)/rivals my custom stereo in my '04 Dodge Durango SLT.
Questions: What year/trim PP do you drive AND what avg. MPG are you getting after the rim/rubber swap?
Thanks in advance. ✌🏼
With all of the damn cameras pointing in every direction on new cars, I can’t believe not one manufacturer has placed a camera in the passenger side rear wheel wellI park on the street and haven't curb rashed my wheels yet. If you're careful it's not that hard. That auto tilt sideview mirror comes in handy.
I guess you'll have to become a more proficient driver or you can get yourself a pair of curb feelers. They still sell them on Amazon for $14.99 a pair. 😁With all of the damn cameras pointing in every direction on new cars, I can’t believe not one manufacturer has placed a camera in the passenger side rear wheel well
No problems here, I use the mirror, just surprised it hasn’t happened.I guess you'll have to become a more proficient driver or you can get yourself a pair of curb feelers. They still sell them on Amazon for $14.99 a pair. 😁
For those who have gone to 17” or 18” tires, are you still running the s as me tire pressure as the OEM tires?
I dropped my pressure down from 35 to 32psi going by the results from this website. Tire Pressure Calculator
The ride is a bit better with no noticeable loss in steering response so it seems like a good idea to me.