With everything going on, it feels like summer has been put on hold. Many of us have canceled our vacations to wisely avoid crowds, flights, and risks. However, as we adapt to the current issues we’re all facing, it’s important to stay connected with our family and friends. That’s why the Germain Honda of Dublin team thinks that this summer is the perfect time for a good ole fashioned road trip. Road trips present opportunities to visit amazing national parks, learn from historical landmarks, and bond with our travel buddies along the way. Things are opening back up and with the right safety precautions, you can enjoy the open road with your loved ones. All you need are snacks, a good playlist, a few points of interest, and the perfect vehicle to get you there. We can’t help you choose the perfect travel buddies, but we can help you select the best vehicle to enjoy the journey. To have the best possible trip, you’ll need to check these things off your list: comfort, fuel economy, safety, and technology. This sounds daunting but the Honda Passport checks all the boxes.

More Smiles Per Gallon

If you’re going to be covering a lot of miles, you’ll want to make the most out of every gallon. The Passport is standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces both power and efficiency, the perfect combo for a road trip. The stop-start engine system turns off the engine when you come to a stop to conserve fuel. Direct injection and i-VTEC® improve fuel management and efficiency. All of these features lead to 25 mpg on the highway, which means fewer pit stops.*

Room for More Cargo and Comfort

Road trips inherently involve spending long hours in your vehicle, so it’s important to have plenty of comfort and space to stretch out. Premium upholstery brings a level of luxury and comfort you’ll appreciate for miles to come. Everyone will argue over who gets driving duty and shotgun thanks to the driver and passenger adjustable seats. Spacious rear seats also offer custom comfort for hours of riding. Seating for up to five with split-folding rear seats makes it a breeze to load up. Automatic tri-zone climate control makes sure all passengers get to enjoy the most optimal temperature, so there won’t be any arguing over one passenger being too hot and another being too cold. The more people you bring, the more luggage you’ll have, so cargo space is essential. The Passport provides the space you need and then some.

Protection While You’re on the Road

With a car full of people, it can be hard to focus on the road. The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) featuring Forward Collision Warning (FCW) monitors the road ahead to predict possible collisions and even brake when you don’t have time to react. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps keep you on the road until you’re ready to take the Honda Passport on an off-roading adventure. Thanks to Lane Keeping Assistance System (LKAS), the Passport can make gentle steering corrections if you stray from your lane. Road trips are simplified thanks to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which can not only be set to a specific speed but can also maintain a preset distance between your Passport and the vehicle in front of you.

Stay Connected from Anywhere

No matter where your travels take you, the Honda Passport has the technology you need to stay in touch and on the route. Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connect seamlessly to the standard 5-inch or available 8-inch touch screen display to deliver premium sound through the Passport’s standard 152-watt 7-speaker audio system. Upgrade your listening experience with the available 590-watt 10-speaker audio system for unforgettable sound quality. The instrument cluster is displayed beautifully on Honda’s Thin Film Transistor (TFT), which not only displays vital vehicle information like speed but can also be customized to show whatever information you select, so everything is in one place. Audio system information, your cellphone’s information, and navigation can all be conveniently displayed in the cluster, so you don’t have to take your eyes too far from the road.

We’re excited to take advantage of summer and all the excitement that the season brings. Despite all that’s going on right now, we think that it’s more important than ever that we come together and spend valuable time with our loved ones. If you’re ready to load up and explore the open road this summer, contact the Germain Honda of Dublin sales team. We can help you find the best vehicle to see the country with your family. 

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* 20 city/25 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.