The Rugged and Redesigned 2022 Honda Passport

September 22nd, 2021 by

Honda has introduced the refreshed 2022 Honda Passport with a new, more rugged exterior design that matches its true off-road capability. The adventure-ready Passport also features a new, more aggressive front end, a new rear bumper with larger exhaust outlets, and a new TrailSport series.

The first-ever Passport TrailSport pushes the Passport’s rugged styling even further by highlighting the off-road capability, versatility, and durability.

The Passport’s cabin has also been refreshed for 2022 to create a sportier, more adventurous character. The entire Passport lineup has been enhanced with new Rear Seat Reminder and rear seat belt reminder technology for additional peace of mind. The 2022 Honda Passport is expected to begin arriving in dealerships this winter.

Bolder Design

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Side View

The new front and rear styling of the Passport better reflects the rugged capabilities of its strong unibody construction, independent front and rear suspension, standard V6 engine, and available class-leading i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system.

  • Front End

    • New sheet metal from the A-pillars forward
    • New hood with a pronounced power bulge
    • New squared off nose and upright grille design unique to the Passport
    • New front fenders
    • Crossbar above the grille that bisects the headlight lenses
    • Skid garnish design on the front bumper
    • Broad side vents
  • Rear End

    • More aggressive rear bumper
    • Larger twin exhaust outlets
    • Tow hitch cover
    • Crossbar under the rear window
    • 20-inch wheels (EX-L and Elite trims)
  • Interior

    • High-contrast stitching
    • Perforated leather seats
    • New gray instrument cluster illumination
    • White gauge needles
    • 50.5 cubic-feet of cargo space
    • Power tailgate with hands free access on the Elite trim
    • Multiple under-floor storage compartments
    • For those looking to take Passport’s rugged new styling even further, a new HPD Package has been created in collaboration with Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda’s U.S.-based racing company. The HPD Package adds a unique grille treatment, black fender flares, aggressive wheels and special HPD graphics on the rear quarter panel.

One of the most powerful SUVs in its class, every 2022 Passport is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 280 horsepower (SAE net at 6,000 rpm) and is backed by a smooth and responsive 9-speed automatic transmission. Standard on TrailSport and Elite, and available on EX-L, is Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. In all conditions, the system enhances controllability and traction management by automatically sending up to 70 percent of the engine’s 262 lb.-ft. (SAE net @ 4,700 rpm) of torque to the rear wheels, and continuously apportioning 100 percent of that torque between the rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel.

All-New TrailSport

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Off-Roading

The first in what will be a new series of Honda TrailSport vehicles, the 2022 Passport TrailSport is packed with exclusive styling and unique interior touches. The new Passport TrailSport features a unique grille treatment, and more aggressive front and rear bumpers with skid garnish designs, prominently painted silver.

Even the design of the new TrailSport logo, inspired by nature’s beauty and the spirit of exploration, expresses the exhilaration of outdoor adventure. Orange TrailSport badges grace grille and tailgate, while the Passport and AWD badges are painted gloss black instead of the chrome used on the rest of the lineup.

New machined 18-inch wheels with Pewter painted highlights are also unique to TrailSport, and its front & rear track widths are increased by 10mm to improve stance and stability. The unique design of its 245/60R18 tires includes sidewall tread for a more rugged look.

As with the rest of the Passport lineup, TrailSport’s off-road capability exceeds expectations. Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and Intelligent Traction Management systems are standard. When the trail narrows and every inch of width counts, the outside mirrors can be folded with the touch of a button. TrailSport also includes a heated windshield wiper parking area to keep them from getting stuck in frigid conditions.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Interior

In the cabin, TrailSport stands out with orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, door panels and seats, with the TrailSport logo embroidered on the front seat head rests and molded onto the standard all-season rubber floor mats. TrailSport’s gauge cluster features the same new gray lighting and white needles as the rest of the Passport lineup, but with a grade-specific black chrome gauge surround. At night, the interior features exclusive amber ambient lighting in the footwells, overhead console, door handle pocket, door tray and cupholders.

Over the next few model years, the off-road capability of the Passport TrailSport will increase further with possible future upgrades such as more aggressive tires and off-road tuned suspension.

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