The 2022 Honda Passport Gets Backcountry Ready

Honda has updated the Passport with the active and adventurous driver in mind. The new rugged exterior reflects the Passport’s off-road capability with aggressive exterior styling from the A-pillars forward, and a new rear bumper includes large dual exhaust outlets. 

The first-ever Passport Trailsport brings even more adventure-ready features and designs to the table. The Trailsport option will soon expand to other models in the Honda SUV and truck lineup. 

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Honda Passport

The Passport Trailsport combines Passport’s strong unibody construction, independent front and rear suspension, and available class-leading torque-vectoring AWD system with TrailSport exclusive exterior and interior styling. It builds upon a more than 50-year legacy of off-road engineering and performance that includes Honda motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides, and light trucks.

“Some may not realize the true rugged, off-road capabilities of our light trucks,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Now they’re getting tough, rugged looks to match, and the addition of TrailSport will further enhance the off-road capability of our vehicles in the future.”

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

Passport’s off-road ability goes well beyond its competition in the crossover segment. In addition, Passport’s four-mode Intelligent Traction Management allows drivers to customize the i-VTM4™system for different terrains, including sand, snow, mud, and paved roads. 

2022 Honda Passport
Image by Honda

The AWD Passport includes 8.1-inches of ground clearance and a 5,000-pound towing capacity (with additional equipment) so that it can pull offroad campers over rough terrain with ease. Passport seats five comfortably, and its class-leading 50.5 cu.-ft. of cargo space offers plenty of room for everyone’s gear. A power tailgate is standard on all grades, with hands-free access on Elite. The cargo space can be expanded by 2.5 cu.-ft. thanks to multiple under-floor storage compartments, perfect for keeping items out of sight, storing wet clothes or muddy hiking boots.

Passport seats five comfortably, and its class-leading 50.5 cu.-ft. of cargo space offers plenty of room for everyone’s gear. A power tailgate is standard on all grades, with hands-free access on Elite. The cargo space can be expanded by 2.5 cu.-ft. thanks to multiple under-floor storage compartments, perfect for keeping items out of sight, storing wet clothes, or muddy hiking boots.

READ MORE: Where to Camp While Overlanding

All-New TrailSport

The first in 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.

2022 Honda Passport
Image by Honda

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

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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