From Honda press: One of the most rugged four-wheel drive vehicles on and off the road today, the 2002 Honda Passport is civilized and refined on the surface and durable and powerful underneath with one of the most powerful and efficient V-6 engines in its class.
Powered by a 3.2-liter, 24-valve, DOHC aluminum-alloy V-6 engine, the Passport delivers 205-horsepower at 5400 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. of torque at 3000 rpm to accelerate quickly and help tackle uphill grades. City/Highway EPA fuel economy for the 2WD is 17/20 for the manual transmission model and 17/21 for the automatic transmission models. 4WD model EPA fuel economy is 17/20 for the manual transmission model and 16/20 for the 4WD models equipped with an automatic transmission.
Two 4WD speeds are available for the Passport: 4H (High) for driving on wet, sandy or snow-covered roads; and 4L (Low) for climbing or descending steep hills or for hard pulling in sand, mud or deep snow. In addition, a limited-slip differential and shift on the fly is standard on all 4WD models. Radiator and fuel tank skid plates are standard on all Passport models and a transfer case skid plate is equipped on 4WD models.
For optimal control and sedan-like response, Passport features variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering. Passport's reinforced chassis and double wishbone front suspension combined with front and rear stabilizer bars provide excellent stability and handling for on and off-road driving.