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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Honda Passport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Honda Passport

  • There are some good midsize SUVs available. This is not one of them.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rugged good looks, roomy rear seat, Honda dealers will give one away if you push hard enough.

  • Cons

    Lousy ride quality, suspension not capable of serious boulder-bashing, front seats offer all the support and comfort of a lawn chair.

  • What's New for 2001

    Honda adds a LATCH child seat-tether anchor system to the Passport, and all models get a new eight-speaker audio system.

Full 2001 Honda Passport Review

What's New for 2001

Honda adds a LATCH child seat-tether anchor system to the Passport, and all models get a new eight-speaker audio system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

It's an okay car

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport EX 2WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

This car has made me so mad on numerous occasions. On 2 different times it randomly shut off while I was making a turn. I had to get the transmission fixed because it was leaking fluid. The suv doesn't use oil properly. This thing has just left a bad taste in my mouth and I'm so glad I just sold it, hopefully i get my reliable toyota 4runner for Christmas.

Well, mine is good

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport LX 2WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

I've read all the reviews and I did have to replace the fuel sensor at about 35000 miles ($450). The ride is rough without a couple bags of sand in the rear. I've had virtually NO problems with this car. The Check Engine light started coming on. Removed the EGR Valve (in a very easy location) and cleaned out the carbon to good results. Would I buy it again? Probably not. My friend's Mazda Tribute was the same year, got better gas mileage, rode much better and had no problems at all.

I mean it, dont buy

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

I owned this SUV for almost four years, and for the first 3 years, it ran well, had no problems. Once I hit about 90K miles, the problems came. First, the oil leak around the front transfer casing (almost $1K), a replaced gasket ($500), then a blown computer chip which immobilized the SUV ($2000). Then, a second blown computer chip, (free, due to warranty of first chip), fuel tank sensor ($150) and last but not least, a short in the main engine wire housing which relays all the sensors to the computer (to diagnose the problem $500, to actually fix, $2.5 K). After diagnosing the wire housing problem, which took two dealerships 6 weeks and no loaner car, I washed my hands of this lemon.

Misrepresentaion by honda

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

I bought what I thought was a certified used Honda Passport still under warranty for my 16 yr old daughter in 2004. I have spent over $10,000 in repairs in five years. The transmission just went out for the second time with only 116,000 miles on the odometer. The car is actually an Isuzu Rodeo with Honda's name on it. This car is a piece of junk.

Worst vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

This is the absolute worst vehicle I have ever owned in my 27 years of driving. For an SUV, it is really noisy and the ride is horrible..( suspension) I have spent many wasted $$$$$$ on constant repairs and maint. I have spoken extensively to many mechanics and dealerships and ALL of them familiar with this vehicle say that it's Honda's ( Isuzu ) biggest black eye hands down...This vehicle make me shy away from ever purchasing another Honda product. Sad...real sad!

Great suv

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda Passport EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)

bought a 2001 in feb. handles corners great gives good power for its 205hp. Very dependable never left me stranded great off road as well.

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I've seen dealer ads in my local newspaper for 2001 models of Honda Passports for as low as $20,000.00 Now I know the Passport isn't as unique to Honda as the CR-V (and probably not as easy to live ...

We just purchased a new 2000 Honda Passport. It vibrates at speeds in excess of 45 MPH (like a bad balancing). In speaking with a Honda Mechanical Technician, he was qouted as saying "It seems a...

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 19
  • highway
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