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Hi All,

I was at my dealer over the weekend getting an oil change on my Civic and noticed they had a Passport in the showroom. I took the opportunity to look it over and came away with a few observations.
  • First, if this thing is designed to be an 'off road' vehicle why the street tires? Why not something more aggressive?
  • The seats are comfortable, but the pull up armrest needs to be more beefy IMO. Has a mini-van feel.
  • No turbocharged engine? While it does generate 280hp, a turbo would not only increase hp, it would better its mileage.
  • No variable speed transmission - fantastic.
  • Love the storage space in the back, but would like to see that rubberized or some sort of aftermarket option.
  • Like the push button drive/park selector on cup console.
  • Not a fan of the center instrument panel. I would like to see that more like the new Civic or CR-V. Don't like the placement of the 'econ' button.
  • Does this thing have TPS sensors? If so they need to do what they did with the latest CR-V and Civic where the system senses tire pressure differences with the rotational speed of the tires in relation to one another.
  • Like the 20' wheels, but the clearance between the wheel and the wheel well make it look undersized.
 

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The tires are because this will probably be purchased by people who like the idea of a rugged vehicle but actually want a stylish street vehicle. Anyone who is serious about going off in the wilderness is probably going to swap wheels/tires. Look at the Jsport packages for the Pilot and Ridgeline, some dealers will install these at the dealer:

https://jsportusa.com/

It does have individual wheel pressure sensors. I currently have a CR-V and the only message you get is that some tire has low pressure. The Pilot/Passport will show you pressure for all four wheels in the dashboard which I think is nicer.
 

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The tires are because this will probably be purchased by people who like the idea of a rugged vehicle but actually want a stylish street vehicle. Anyone who is serious about going off in the wilderness is probably going to swap wheels/tires. Look at the Jsport packages for the Pilot and Ridgeline, some dealers will install these at the dealer:

https://jsportusa.com/

It does have individual wheel pressure sensors. I currently have a CR-V and the only message you get is that some tire has low pressure. The Pilot/Passport will show you pressure for all four wheels in the dashboard which I think is nicer.
The TPS comment is a good one. I'd like to know *which* tire(s) is having issues not just a general alert. Thanks for the link to jsportusa. Hadn't heard about them.
 
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