Honda Passport for Sale in Nigeria
With almost a decade of production and two generations of manufacture, the Honda Passport was available in the global automobile market between 1993 and 2002. Manufactured by Japanese automobile giant Honda, the Honda Passport is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which was a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo. The Honda Passport did not go for style, but was a rugged vehicle which could take on different road terrains. It was sold in the North American and Asian markets, and a good number of pre-owned versions were purchased in the Nigerian automobile market. For those looking to own a reasonably priced Honda Passport, the online platform of Jumia Car Nigeria makes it very convenient to search for the Honda Passport in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when buying a Honda Passport
Performance and Specifications of the Honda Passport
The Honda Passport is available in both two wheel and four wheel drive, and is powered by a 2.6 litre or 3.2 litre V6 engine. Power is transmitted from the engine to the vehicle through three transmissions; a four speed manual, a four speed automatic or a five speed manual. As a result of these transmissions and the 3.2 litre V6, the Honda passport is able to produce an impressive 205 horsepower at 5400 rpm (Revolutions per minute) and a tough 214 lb.-ft. of torque at 3000 rpm. Despite all this power, the Honda Passport is able to achieve an average fuel efficiency from both generations of 18 mpg (miles per gallon).
How is the design of the Honda Passport
The Honda Passport is a five door SUV which has seen exterior body designs in its two generations of production. The first generation body build was not considered fancy, as it was rugged and boxy. The second generation, however, went for a subtle fluid and sublime body style, yet maintaining that brute accent. Obvious and noticeable changes were made on the second generation grille which has a close resemblance to that of the Honda Pilot which is its successor. The cabin of the Honda Passport does not have so much to offer. Upholstery is cloth and it has basic accessories such as a CD enabled stereo and an auxiliary option in higher trims. Power windows, electric mirrors, and other functional accessories are present in the Honda Passport.
What are the best/stand out features of the Honda Passport?
With body style and interior design not being its strongest points, passengers and drivers of the Honda passport have applauded the SUV for its safety accessories and efficient off road capabilities. Fitted with both driver and passenger airbags, the materials used to build the Honda Passport’s exterior body are very strong, although it only got a grade of M for Marginal at the North American IIHS crash test. With regards to off road capabilities, the Honda Passport is one of the few mid-engine vehicles that performs very well off road.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Honda Passport in Nigeria
In Nigeria, both generations of the Honda Passport can be found. All available models would have been imported into the country from foreign markets, because the Honda Passport was not marketed in Nigeria. Imported either as brand new or foreign used (Tokunbo) vehicles, these cars provide a good alternative to the other vehicles in the market. After usage in Nigeria, they can also be sold as Nigerian used or “registered” vehicles.
The best Honda Passport year to buy
The second generation of the Honda Passport would currently be the best one to buy. Produced between 1997 and 2002, it has been fitted with the most modern technology available during its years of production, which had been improved upon from the first generation of production.
Honda Passport Price in Nigeria
There are no brand new Honda Passports available for sale, as the vehicle has been discontinued. However, there are foreign used and Nigerian used versions of the vehicle in the Nigerian automobile market. Please find below an estimated price range which is dependent on factors such as; port of entry, odometer readings, and general state/condition of the vehicle.
Price range of foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used Honda Passport for sale in Nigeria
1993 Honda Passport – 2002 Honda Passport – N800,000 – N1,500,000
Overall impression of the Honda Passport
Both generations of the Honda Passport are really good vehicles and they provide everything a person who requires a properly built SUV would need. Competition of the Honda Passport in Nigeria would be the Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder which both provide similar functions as the Honda Passport. We would advise our readers to consider the Honda Passport in their search for a reasonably priced mid-sized SUV.