Honda Passport Forum banner

Is the 2019 Honda a SUV or a Crossover

  • It is a Suv

  • It is a Crossover


Results are only viewable after voting.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Here we go, lets see what our Passport friend think...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Okay I get to vote first :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
271 Posts
I'm sure some would argue that its both, but I like to think of it as an SUV; that's how I'll be using it (once I take the plunge :)).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
218 Posts
Voted!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Some people would argue that a SUV is suppose to be “body on frame” , which I use to think too.
In my opinion SUV stands for
S= sport “paddle shifters, some what fast, Cool wheels”
U= utility “Lots of cargo area, 5,000lbs towing capacity, top of the line AWD”
V= vehicle “ gets 5 people from point A to point B in comfort”
That is my reasoning for choosing the Passport as a SUV..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
271 Posts
Some people would argue that a SUV is suppose to be “body on frame” , which I use to think too.
In my opinion SUV stands for
S= sport “paddle shifters, some what fast, Cool wheels”
U= utility “Lots of cargo area, 5,000lbs towing capacity, top of the line AWD”
V= vehicle “ gets 5 people from point A to point B in comfort”
That is my reasoning for choosing the Passport as a SUV..
Your explanation makes sense. I guess I was focused more on the S = sport for sporty/recreational use cases such as camping, use on dirt roads, etc. that the Passport supports vs just use as a more versatile on-road vehicle with AWD.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
236 Posts
I would also argue it's both. The "crossover" term was coined by the auto industry simply to distinguish a vehicle with some SUV-like features, but on a unibody platform. Now I see that people want to reserve the "SUV" term strictly for body-on-frame. But the features and capabilities of the two types are very blurred at times, especially for a vehicle like the Passport.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
To me if a AWD vehicle looks like a car its a crossover.
If a AWD vehicle looks like a suv then its a suv.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
I would also argue it's both. The "crossover" term was coined by the auto industry simply to distinguish a vehicle with some SUV-like features, but on a unibody platform. Now I see that people want to reserve the "SUV" term strictly for body-on-frame. But the features and capabilities of the two types are very blurred at times, especially for a vehicle like the Passport.
Fully agree. Nobody really defined the term SUV to begin with and both, SUV and Crossover, are equally applicable to the Passport and similar vehicles.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top