2022 Honda Passport - Passport's new rugged exterior design better reflects true off-road capabilities | Cars Blog

Starting price is about $33.000 USD

Honda today introduced the refreshed Honda Passport 2022 with a new, sturdier exterior design that better matches its true off-road capabilities. Just like at home on muddy trails like highways or twisting mountain roads, the Passport is ready for adventure featuring a new, more aggressive front end and a new rear bumper with exhaust outlets. bigger.

Taking the Passport's new rugged style even further is the first Passport TrailSport. A new aura for Honda's light truck line-up, TrailSport further highlights the off-road capability, versatility and durability that have graced the brand's light truck line-up for more than two decades. via.

Created for the active and adventurous buyer, the new Passport TrailSport combines the Passport's robust unibody construction, independent front and rear suspension, and a class-leading torque vectoring AWD system available. with TrailSport-exclusive exterior and interior styling. It builds on a more than 50-year legacy of off-road engineering and performance that includes Honda motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and light trucks.

“Some people may not realize the true off-road capabilities of our light trucks,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.. , and the addition of TrailSport will further enhance our vehicles' off-road capabilities in the future. "

 The Passport's cabin has also been refreshed for sport and adventure, and the entire Passport line-up has been enhanced with new Rear Seat Reminder technology and rear seatbelt reminder technology for added peace of mind. heart.

 Honda previously announced the TrailSport trim, which is basically their answer to Subaru's Wilderness line. Along with visual enhancements, TrailSport models will get functional off-road improvements like increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, skid plates, recovery hooks, and unique suspension tuning. Except that the first TrailSport is the 2022 Passport, and it won't.
 When the 2022 Passport TrailSport hits dealerships, it'll be an appearance package only, with orange badging, orange contrast stitching on the interior, embroidered headrests, industrial-strength rubber floor mats, and unique wheels, which also give the Passport TrailSport a wider track.

When will the TrailSport trim transition to a package that actually enhances a given vehicle's off-road abilities? That's a good question. Honda's press release says the functional bits will come to the Passport "over the next few model years", but we can't imagine Honda waiting too long. (For what it's worth, we know from experience that the Passport, as it is, is a better off-roader than one might expect. )

Honda also hasn't announced what other models will get the TrailSport treatment, but one doesn't need to engage the services of a psychic to predict that the Ridgeline pickup truck would be a deserving recipient. A TrailSport version of the Pilot would make sense to us, and we imagine Honda might TrailSport-ize the compact CR-V in order to take on Toyota's RAV4 Adventure and Subaru's just-revealed Forester Wilderness.

What's New:

  • More aggressive exterior design from the A-pillars forward
  • Updated rear styling featuring a new bumper and larger exhaust finishers
  • Updated EX-L interior includes contrast stitching on perforated leather seats
  • TrailSport edition features unique exterior and interior styling and standard intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4®) all-wheel drive system with true torque vectoring
  • Standard Rear Seat Reminder and rear seatbelt reminder systems on all models
  • Available HPD accessories package for sportier appearance

Key Features

  • Standard 280-horsepower (SAE net at 6,000 rpm) V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission
  • i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with true torque vectoring available on all grades (standard on TrailSport and Elite)
  • Ground clearance up to 8.1 inches for tackling rugged terrain
  • Standard 8-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Standard Honda Sensing® system of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Standard Smart Entry and Push-button start
  • Standard LED headlights

The 2022 Passport, in both regular and TrailSport forms, is due to arrive at Honda dealerships toward the end of this year. We expect the cost of the 2022 Honda Passport to start at about $33,000 and top out at around $45,000.

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