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So...I have been working in No Cal since the beginning of February and only had the chance to SIT in a new Passport at the dealer while the airbags on my 2006 CRV were replaced. I am finally going home this weekend and test driving the new Passport on Sunday. After not knowing if it would fit in my single car garage, my neighbor teen watching my place finally measured my garage yesterday. The opening is 93" wide and I have been told the Passport is 84" with the mirrors folded in.

I live in So Cal but have frequent road trips for work or fun around the SW and NW areas. So no snow, sometimes lots of rain and sometimes a drought...

Still on the fence about the Touring AWD or EXL AWD models. I like all the features, but not sure what the inventory is either in the modern steel or lunar silver and need to see both colors in person.

Any tips for a few things I want to check for on my drive? This is the most automated vehicle I've ever own from my 4 Honda's!

**1986 CRX, 1994 Civic Sedan, 1996 Civic Coupe EX, 2006 CRV-EX**
 

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Personally if the extra cost isn't an issue I would consider the Touring AWD. Reasons I liked the Touring over EXL: LED Headlights (makes a huge difference!), Acoustic glass on doors as well as windshield (quieter ride - much needed from the older Hondas I have owned they always had more road noise), Handsfree tailgate, Parking Sensors, rear heated seats, Navigation and last but not least the UPGRADE Sound system!
 

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Personally if the extra cost isn't an issue I would consider the Touring AWD. Reasons I liked the Touring over EXL: LED Headlights (makes a huge difference!), Acoustic glass on doors as well as windshield (quieter ride - much needed from the older Hondas I have owned they always had more road noise), Handsfree tailgate, Parking Sensors, rear heated seats, Navigation and last but not least the UPGRADE Sound system!

NICE! The price difference is only a few thousand? I put together this price comparison and decided I will NOT be getting the black wheels as I didn't know they were a glossy, so I will get some matte finish at America's Tire.

Yeah - I am leaning towards Touring, but haven't drove either. It is funny you say that about the road noise...it is one thing I have always had issues with in my Honda's on road trips. I had not read anything about the acoustic glass in the touring. Is that really a big difference?

Is the typical Honda sound system crap these days? They have always been great to me and I work in live production, so I bad audio is a killer. A Bose System is the first thing I hook up to my Sony TV's!
 

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I think the PP is quietest ride coming from the 3 Honda Pilots I have owned in the past ('06, '14, '16). That has always been a dislike on Hondas for me, so I am happy with the improvement in this respect. My '16 Pilot sound system wasn't very impressive. I'm not one to upgrade the sound systems in my vehicles always just dealt with what was included. I was happy that the PP came with a nice system, best in any vehicle I have ever owned! I didn't drive an EX-L PP so maybe the '19s have a better sound system all the way around anyway but the Touring system is nice! Most specs are the same between the two models - it just comes down to personal preference as the EXTRAS you would like:)
 

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I think the PP is quietest ride coming from the 3 Honda Pilots I have owned in the past ('06, '14, '16). That has always been a dislike on Hondas for me, so I am happy with the improvement in this respect. My '16 Pilot sound system wasn't very impressive. I'm not one to upgrade the sound systems in my vehicles always just dealt with what was included. I was happy that the PP came with a nice system, best in any vehicle I have ever owned! I didn't drive an EX-L PP so maybe the '19s have a better sound system all the way around anyway but the Touring system is nice! Most specs are the same between the two models - it just comes down to personal preference as the EXTRAS you would like:)

This is great to hear. I will for sure keep an ear out for the sound system. Great music on road trips is the only way to go...
 

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So...I have been working in No Cal since the beginning of February and only had the chance to SIT in a new Passport at the dealer while the airbags on my 2006 CRV were replaced. I am finally going home this weekend and test driving the new Passport on Sunday. After not knowing if it would fit in my single car garage, my neighbor teen watching my place finally measured my garage yesterday. The opening is 93" wide and I have been told the Passport is 84" with the mirrors folded in.

I live in So Cal but have frequent road trips for work or fun around the SW and NW areas. So no snow, sometimes lots of rain and sometimes a drought...

Still on the fence about the Touring AWD or EXL AWD models. I like all the features, but not sure what the inventory is either in the modern steel or lunar silver and need to see both colors in person.

Any tips for a few things I want to check for on my drive? This is the most automated vehicle I've ever own from my 4 Honda's!

**1986 CRX, 1994 Civic Sedan, 1996 Civic Coupe EX, 2006 CRV-EX**
I went with the Touring because of the additional camera and sensors for parking. The sound system and nav were a bonus.
 
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I went with the Touring because of the additional camera and sensors for parking. The sound system and nav were a bonus.
Thanks for the update. I am leaning that direction for sure!
 
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