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I stopped by a local Honda dealership and they had one Passport in stock on the floor the Elite trim. When I sat inside, I noticed the front seats had thin armrests. With the center console being low and having an electronic gear shifter, it looks like long drives may be uncomfortable with nowhere to rest your arm. I usually like to keep my arm on the center console or my hand resting on the gear shifter. Do these armrests go for all trims? Is this the same as the pilot?
 

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Yes it is the same for all Pilots and all trims.
 

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You may be able to get or make some sort of Sheepskin "sock" that would pull over them and increase their size and comfort.

Hey, I think I just had an idea for an accessory!
 

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I owned a 2016 Pilot elite, the arm rest were skinnier. The arm rest in the Passport is much more comfortable..
 

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I would check with a local interior or auto upholstry shop. I think they may be able to get you a more conventional and comfortable arm rest.
 

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I stopped by a local Honda dealership and they had one Passport in stock on the floor the Elite trim. When I sat inside, I noticed the front seats had thin armrests. With the center console being low and having an electronic gear shifter, it looks like long drives may be uncomfortable with nowhere to rest your arm. I usually like to keep my arm on the center console or my hand resting on the gear shifter. Do these armrests go for all trims? Is this the same as the pilot?
Agree. This is my biggest dislike of the vehicle. You can adjust the height of the arm rest. It may be the nail in the coffin keeping me from buying it. I typically drive with my right arm comfortably laying on center console with hand resting on gear shift. I am a broad shoulder man and the armrests on the Passport are questionable.
No center console and no gear shift . No likey
 

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Coming from a manual CR-Z, the armrest and lack of shifter hasn't bothered me nearly as much as I thought it would.
 

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I was a chronic gearshift rester myself, so I had my doubts about these issues. I've become comfortable though with resting my hand in the bottom right section of the steering wheel and using that to steer, with my left arm .. well I'm not quite sure what my left arm has been doing all this time, but the arm rests are comfortable enough for that to me.

I don't feel as gnarly as I would with my left hand at 12 o'clock and my right hand resting on the shifter, but it works.
 

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Coming from a 2006 CRV, I actually love the arm rest and was happy to see it in the Passport. I did notice that in the Sport, the arm rest isn't adjustable like it is in my Touring model, it's either up or down.

In the Touring, there is a ratchet adjustment that lets you set the angle of the arm rest. I'm not sure if it is adjustable in the Elite and EXL but my assumption would be that any leather trimmed interior probably has the ratchet feature.
 

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I love the armrest and have no complaints and just place my right hand on the warm steering wheel which feels natural and I thought I would miss the shifter to rest but it would be too low for it to matter anyways (not natural) / granted I have only had the Passport a few days now lol
 

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I stopped by a local Honda dealership and they had one Passport in stock on the floor the Elite trim. When I sat inside, I noticed the front seats had thin armrests. With the center console being low and having an electronic gear shifter, it looks like long drives may be uncomfortable with nowhere to rest your arm. I usually like to keep my arm on the center console or my hand resting on the gear shifter. Do these armrests go for all trims? Is this the same as the pilot?
 

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I agree that without a center armrest I am probably not going to your purchase is a passport. Does anybody know where you can get one custom-made, what type of shop or business would do that?
 

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Have no idea Mike, every car/SUV I have driven for the last 40 years has had the Center Arm Rest and I don't miss it at all, in fact I find the center area is a great place to lay things while driving!
 

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I agree that without a center armrest I am probably not going to your purchase is a passport. Does anybody know where you can get one custom-made, what type of shop or business would do that?
Check with an automotive upholstery shop or a shop that does custom cars. One or the other can build/install anything you want along the lines of a center armrest. Personally I think the center console design and the armrests are one of the best interior features of the Passport. I had the same interior on my 2017 Ridgeline.
 

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Not having a shifter or a high center console has been difficult for me; I have relied on them over the years. Luckily the armrest in the Passport is very comfortable, and being able to adjust it at different angles helps out.
 
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