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I'm seriously considering the Passport as my next vehicle after my current Grand Cherokee lease is up. (March 2021)
Why? Back seat legroom, for starters. Also, I loved my '15 Pilot.
Big factor in the decision process is: I really don't like all the black trim that car manufacturers are forcing upon us. Yes, I'm old. Anyhoo, the EX-L eliminates the black wheels. Check. Do we know if Honda has any plans to replace the black front end with chrome, or aluminum, or body-color, any time soon?
 

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I don’t think there is any info out there about a refresh at all yet. I’d rather have more of the front end painted than the all black. For chrome you’ll have to check out the GMC models as they are still using quite a bit of it. Loved my ‘14 Terrain. I think the new ones only come with turbo engines now though.
 

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I suppose I have now officially entered geezerdom and I too did not like the looks of the Passport even though it was the perfect size for me. I thought it looked like an entry-level SUV and I did not consider it while I was shopping some competitors. However, driving it changed everything and it took about three months and I actually love the way it looks now. It gets a lot of compliments from younger folks for both the looks and the ride so I have to face the fact that I'm not "woke", "hip" or "lit". But I now appreciate the simplicity of the design and the love Passport just the way it is.
 

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I looked at the Passport shortly after it hit the dealers - my initial reaction was its too big (which led me to purchasing a CRV).
After 8 months living with the V (an otherwise wonderful buggy) I decided I wanted/ needed more physical room.

Despite being seriously upside down on my V trade in I proceeded. Spending my kids (and grandkids) inheritance becomes easier each year.

Returning to the OP point - at one time I was bedazzled by chrome (the real stuff, not a film over plastic); nowadays its not important to me.
 

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I'm old enough that I still like chrome. It took me awhile to get used to the look of the Passport with its lack of chrome. I'm thinking of getting some aftermarket wheels (chrome of course!). At least the factory wheels on my Touring are gray rather than black. When I look at my perfectly restored 1967 Chevelle Malibu with its dazzling chrome bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome windshield wipers, chrome trim around all the windows, etc, etc, I'm reminded of how good chrome trim looks.
 

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My last BMW had the "M" package - which means no chrome around the windows and I loved it and its why I love the PP...
 

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this is an auto enthusiasts forum - so show your bimmer pics?
Unfortunately digital cameras (nor cell phones) didn't exist back then - so I must rely on "close" net pics.

These are NOT actual pics but only close pics; my fathers joy was a 58 Lincoln convertible and then a 76 Riveria convertible; both had their fair share of real chrome.
Note: he also approved of fast women and booze. RIP.

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He was a pic I took when I sold my car, look ma, no chrome!
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And have a look at the hood and front end of a 6 year old car with the clear bra on it..."flawless!

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Chrome is definitely out of style right now so probably unlikely for any models to heavily feature it for some time, if ever again. Also, Honda has not used a ton of chrome in the past, at least not the Accords I have owned.
 

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I'm not necessarily looking for chrome. Just "bright" - alum./brushed aluminum/body color - anything but black...
 

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Yeah, and look at all that chrome, even down the sides and around the fender openings. 🙂
 

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I actually used black plasti dip on my Si coupe to get rid of all the silver/chrome outlining the front windows and the small rear windows. Also, used it on a front chrome grill on another car to make it black. I’m sure you could do the opposite with silver etc
 
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