Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
Best Bets get average or better mpg, have average or better reliability, good crash-test ratings, and our experts' recommendations.
By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview Passport is a copy of the Isuzu Rodeo, and both are built in Indiana by Isuzu. With no truck production of its own, Honda turned to Isuzu as a quick way to jump into the burgeoning sport utility vehicle market in 1994.
Three years later, Honda introduced its hybrid CR-V, which currently outsells Passport by nearly five-to-one. There is considerable speculation that Honda will drop the truck-based Passport in a year or two and build a new SUV based on its very popular Odyssey minivan platform.
Interior All versions of the Passport seat five with two front buckets and a three-place 60/40 split-bench seat in the rear that folds for additional cargo room. Leather is standard on the EX and new EX-L models.
Exterior The new EX-L model wears two-tone paint, color-keyed side moldings and fender flares. All versions have new grilles and front and rear fascias. On the EX and EX-L, the spare tire moves from the tailgate to a new storage spot under the vehicle. It remains on the tailgate on the base LX. All models come in four-door styling with a tailgate that swings open to the left. The rear window swings up separately.
Under the Hood A 205-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 teams with either manual or automatic transmissions and either 2WD or 4WD.