Following a 17 year hiatus, the Honda Passport is back by popular demand. Thanks to both its unique stylings and class-leading utility, the Passport has become one of the most popular SUVs in the local Twin Cities area.
Just last year, the new Honda Passport won US News “Best 2-row SUV for the Money” award. With a fresh design for the 2022 model year, the Passport only stands to do better. The new refresh aims at making the already bold design bolder.
2022 brings a new variant of the Passport to market, the TrailSport, focusing on improving the Passport’s off-road abilities.
2022 Honda Passport Overview
Designed with adventure in mind, the 2022 Honda Passport caters to the outdoorsman. The already aggressive front grille has grown even larger for the 2022 model year. The bold black grille now extends to the sides and bisects the bright LED headlights. Broadcasting its powerful engine, the hood now has a subtle power bulge to fit the powerful 3.5L engine. The rear also features a more aggressive look with a large diffusor and cutouts for twin exhaust outlets.
Unique to the trim level, the new TrailSport comes with an even more aggressive front and rear bumper. Meanwhile, the WildSport trim carries rugged 18-inch wheels while the rest of the trims put on newly designed 20-inch rims.
For those that want to want to customize the Passport even further, an HPD Package will also be available. The package comes in collaboration with Honda Performance Development (HPD) and includes a unique grille, black fender flares, and aggressive wheels along with HPD graphics on the rear quarter of the Passport.
While the exterior stylings of the Passport are aggressive, the interior carries an inviting and comfortable feeling. An 8-inch touchscreen is prominently displayed in the center console ready with a host of connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available Wi-Fi hotspot capability is also offered in the new Passport.
Whether the Passport is being driven through city streets or off-road, there’s enough power to go around. The Passport is available with up to 3 USB charging ports as well as three 12-Volt power outlets. Additionally, a single 115-Volt power outlet is offered.
Both front and rear passengers will be comfortable in the spacious interior of the Passport. Headroom is nearly the same for both front and rear passengers at 39.5 and 40.0 inches, respectively. Legroom is also similar with front passengers having 40.9 inches and rear passengers having 39.6 inches. Cargo space is ample with 50.5 cubic feet of space. With the second row is folded down, the space increases drastically to 100.7 cubic feet.
The 2022 Honda Passport starts at $32,790. It is offered in five trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and the newly introduced TrailSport. AWD is offered on the Sport, EX-L, and Touring for $2,000 but comes standard on the Elite and TrailSport.
|$32,790 (.est)||$36,810 (.est)||$39,680 (.est)||$44,180 (.est)||TBD|
|280 HP 3.5L V6 Engine||280 HP 3.5L V6 Engine||280 HP 3.5L V6 Engine||280 HP 3.5L V6 Engine||280 HP 3.5L V6 Engine|
|Honda Sensing||Leather-trimmed seats||Premium Audio System||Wireless Phone Charger||Exclusive exterior styling|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Integration||Power Tailgate||Parking Sensors||Rain-Sensing Wipers||Orange interior stitching|
The base Honda Passport Sport comes with a hefty list of standard features. This includes an 8-inch center display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The Sport trim also comes with bright LED headlights and convenience features such as keyless entry and tri-zone automatic climate control. Honda Sensing advanced safety features are also standard on the Sport trim.
The EX-L builds upon the Sport trim and includes more convenience features. These features include a power liftgate, sunroof, leather seats, and rear USB ports. The EX-L also comes standard with blind-spot monitoring.
The Touring trim upgrades the power liftgate to a hands-free power liftgate. The stereo system is upgraded from a seven-speaker setup to a ten-speaker premium audio system. Rear passengers will also enjoy the heated rear seats that are introduced in this trim.
The Elite trim is the top-of-the-line version of the Honda Passport. AWD comes standard on this trim with further convenience features such as a heated steering wheel and a wireless charging pad.
Making its introduction is the newest trim in the Honda Passport lineup. The TrailSport trim is designed for those that aren’t afraid to take their cars off-road. The TrailSport comes with AWD and a 10mm increase to its front and rear track widths for improved stability. It also comes with its own unique 18-inch wheels and thick sidewalls to complete the rugged look. In the interior, the Trailsport comes with orange contrast stitching throughout the cabin as well as TrailSport logos embroidered in the headrests.
With its sole engine option, the Honda Passport is one of the most powerful SUVs in its class. All five trims of the Passport are built with a 3.5L V6 engine producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission for optimal power delivery. The fuel economy will vary slightly between the AWD and FWD drivetrains. The city/highway/combined fuel economy of the AWD version is 19/24/21. In the FWD version, the MPG is even better at 20/25/22.
With this large engine, the Passport can put up respectable towing numbers. The FWD version will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds while the AWD version can go up to 5,000 pounds.
The Honda Passport carries a 5-star overall crash safety rating from the NHTSA. Along with its good crash survivability, the standard Honda Sensing suite of features further help prevent accidents from occurring.
Some of these useful features include:
If you have any questions about the Passport feel free to stop in or give us a call. To experience all that this great SUV has to offer make sure you stop in and test drive it. To reserve your 2022 Passport fill out the form below and a member of our team will reach out as soon as possible.