Best Tires for Honda Passport
The Passport is a relatively new model in Honda’s lineup, launched as a 2019 model year vehicle. (Assuming of course you ignore the early ’90s model that was actually just a rebadged Isuzu). That said, the time may be here to start shopping for some new tires for your Passport, so we’ve assembled a list of top picks based on different needs.
Perhaps you’re hunting for some more off-road focused tires, or maybe some with better grip, or even some solid winter tires. If so, we’ve got options below for you. Plus, we’ve also laid out a few of the best options if you are looking to replace your current Passport’s tires.
Honda Passport Tire Sizes
Almost all versions of the Honda Passport come equipped with 265/45/20 tires. Trailsport models come with thinner and taller 245/60/18 that are better for off-roading.
Best Tire for Honda Passport
Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3
A brand new offering from Pirelli, it combines on-road performance with excellent all-weather capability, long life and a solid price – the latter two features being something you don’t always find on a Pirelli.
Designed specifically for crossovers in North America, the Scorpion AS Plus 3 delivers a ride that’s both incredibly quiet and comfortable. At the same time driving dynamics and surprisingly high, despite a harder tread compound that ensures a long tread life. Combining that compound with a pattern that’s designed to wear more evenly over time, Pirelli gives this tire a 70,000 mile tread life warranty. (One of our top critiques of Pirelli tires in the past has been that while they can be quite good, they don’t seem to last as long as rivals from Michelin, Continental or others).
Best Tire for Honda Passport (Alternative)
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
If you’re replacing your Passports tire and looking for something similar, we highly recommend the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus. Designed for long life on varied surfaces, it’s sure to match life with your Passport, no matter where you take it.
The robust construction, designed for trucks, will withstand abuse while resisting uneven wear. As a result, Bridgestone backs this tire with an 80,000 mile tread life warranty. There are a few tires that boast larger numbers (barely) but they’re not built to take a beating like the Duelers are.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Honda Passport
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
Honda really promoted the Passport as a rather off-road capable machine with a lifted ride height (compared to the Pilot), a more rugged design and an amazing all-wheel drive system.
That said, you might be looking to actually take your Passport off-road and not get stuck, which you very well might on the factory tires.
So if you’re in the market for all-terrain options we recommend the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail. Made specifically for modern crossovers they’re not as extreme as some options out there but they do offer a nicer mix of on and off-road capability, plus a 65,000 mile warranty.
Off-road grip is far beyond what comes on this SUV from the factory, while a durable upper sidewall and 2-ply polyester construction make sure it will put up with abuse.
All that, and it’s certified for true winter weather too!
Oh, and they’re even more affordable than you’d expect.
Best Budget Tire for Honda Passport
General Altimax RT43
If for some reason you are already needing to replace your Passport’s tires and you’re looking to save a few bucks in the process, we recommend the General Altimax RT43 tire. A sub-brand of Continental, often General tire just gets slightly older Conti technology, which is nothing to be ashamed of.
As a result, this tire delivers decent dry weather grip and impressive wet grip thanks to deep grooves for water evacuation, as well as additional channels in tread blocks in rows two and four.
With a 75,000 mile guarantee, these are surprisingly affordable for what you get.
Best Winter Tire for Honda Passport
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Sipes the the little wiggly lines in a tire tread. In the winter, they’re what grab on to snow and let you tire create traction. The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 is almost more sipe than tire. And as a result it grips like crazy in the cold, on ice, in slush and in snow. And in lots of snow too!
Winter tires are not snow tires. (Snow tires isn’t a name people really use any more). Winter tires are made with special compounds that resist freezing to make sure your tire still gives traction when the temperature dips into the 40s and below. Many tires can do that, but they don’t all deliver amazing grip in actual snow. These do!
Best All-Weather Tire for Honda Passport
These aren’t just all-season tires, they are al-weather tires. What does that mean? Well, critically, it means they’re actually designed for winter use and meet the minimum standard set for winter tires.
At the same time, they are proper all-season tires with solid summer driving dynamics and excellent grip in the wet. The unique v-shaped tread pattern gives ultra wide tread blocks to help with dry performance. The same design allows for excellent water evacuation to deliver a high level of grip in the wet. Plus, siping in the middle of each long tread block traps snow in the winter months.
For decades tires like these have been mediocre at best. Michelin finally offers something truly compelling here.
One of the great advantages is that you no longer need to think about swapping tires when the seasons change.
There are some down-sides, however. For starters, tread life is shorter than a conventional all-season. You’ll get approximately 60,000 miles on a set compared to 70k for most premium all-seasons. Plus, you’ll pay a premium.
What Tires Come on the Honda Passport
Most versions of the Honda Passport come equipped from the factory with Continental CrossContact LX Sport tires. Off-road focused TrailSport versions of the Passport come with Firestone Destination LE 2 tires.
How Long do Honda Passport Tires Last?
While the tread life of tires on a Honda Passport can vary widely based on driving style, terrain and proper inflation, we anticipate any of the factory-equipped tires to last roughly 60,000 miles. In fact, the factory Firestone tires come with a 60,000 mile warranty.
1 thought on “Best Tires for Honda Passport”
Firstly, the first year that the Passport was available again was for 2019. Secondly, the original Passport from back in the 90s was a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo.