Honda Passport Debuts with TrailSport Trim, Looks Tough and Refreshment is important to stay competitive. The Honda Passport, a smaller, two-row version of the Pilot, has been around since 2019 and we will discuss everything on the website Car US Release.
Now, the model is getting its first major update to stay fresh and competitive against other five-seater SUVs. With the off-road scene booming in recent years, now is the perfect time to introduce a rugged trim level, dubbed the TrailSport.
The redesigned 2022 Passport offered in an all-new TrailSport edition is equipped for big adventures, with a more muscular body profile and available all-terrain capability.
The midsize SUV in these new specs is mostly about cosmetic upgrades. However, it also offers wider front and rear tracks (+10 millimeters/0.4 inches), which Honda says provides better positioning and stability.
The Passport TrailSport uses new 18-inch alloy wheels exclusive to this model, wrapped in 245/60 R18 tires with sidewall treads “for a more rugged look.” As you’d expect from an off-road-oriented trim, the Honda Passport TrailSport comes standard with an all-wheel-drive featuring torque vectoring.
Power is provided by the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, producing 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts) and 262 pound-feet (355 Newton-meters) of torque to both axles via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
This new Passport variant stands out from the rest thanks to the orange TrailSport badge on the front grille and tailgate. Meanwhile, the interior area adopts an orange finish for stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and door cards.
You’ll also find the TrailSport badge embroidered on the front seat headrests and printed on the rubber base that is included as standard equipment. Interestingly, Honda is already planning to upgrade the Passport TrailSport to next year’s model, with a “more off-road” suspension and thicker tires.
Additionally, the companion model will have TrailSport specs, with a more aggressive bumper and unique grille design, as we see here. The 2022 model year update isn’t just about the TrailSport, as the standard Passport also goes through some touches and gets an optional HPD Package.
Created by Honda Performance Development, the new kit includes a refreshed front grille, black fender flares, different alloy wheels, and HPD graphics adorning the rear quarter panels to match the latest Ridgeline with the HPD package.
Then, on the other hand, the 2022 Passport also has a larger exhaust finish and a redesigned bumper, plus contrast stitching for the EX-L perforated leather seats.
Regardless of trim, all versions get LED headlights, smart entry with start button, rear seat reminder, eight-inch infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as various Honda Sensing safety technologies.
Honda will send this fresh Passport to dealers this winter.
Stamped with a 3.500cc V6 engine, the 2022 Honda Passport is getting wilder
Honda has introduced the 2022 Facelift Passport SUV to the United States (US) market. This model looks more aggressive in the effects of changes in the engine, front fender, and grille.
As reported by Carscoops Sunday (26/9/2021), Honda has also redesigned the front bumper and installed several air intake ducts that circulate air to the front wheels to further improve the aerodynamic aspect.
The rear comes with a fierce bumper with a larger exhaust pipe. Don’t miss the crane hitch covers and skid plate liners. The appearance of this SUV is equipped with the latest rims measuring 18 and 20 inches.
Even more interesting in the 2022 Passport is the introduction of a new variant of the trail sport. Early last year, Honda patented the name and the Passport became the first model to use it. The Passport Trailsport comes with 10mm longer front and rear tracks, a unique grille design, aggressive front, and rear bumpers, and a silver skid finish.
The engine is also equipped with an 18-inch dimmer and Trailsport badges on the exterior and interior. The cabin space is distinguished by the orange thread stitching on the seats, steering wheel, door panels, and the embroidered Trailsport logo on the headrests.
Honda told the Passport Trailsport it will be offered with several upgrades including tires and suspension tuned for off-road use. Customers can also get the HPD Package which includes a grille, black fender. sporty rims and HPD graphics.
The Honda Passport is only powered by a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280hp and 355Nm of torque. Power is sent to all wheels via a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
A network of driver assistance systems comes as standard for all variants. These include the Collision Mitigation Braking System with forwarding Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Next-Gen 2022 Honda Passport Trailsport: What We Know So Far!
Honda has unveiled the facelifted 2022 Passport, including a new TrailSport trim that offers a more aggressive look and enhanced off-road capabilities but without the enhanced off-road capabilities. Confused? Yes, us too. Be patient with us and we will try to explain.
First, the easy part: The All 2022 Honda Passport gets a mid-cycle refresh, which includes a new hood, reshaped bumpers and wheels, and a new grille, all designed to give the SUV a more aggressive look. Inside, the instrument cluster gets a new coloration and the EX-L model gets contrasting color stitching for the leather seats.
Honda’s press release says it will reach Honda’s passport “in 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 Honda Passport is, so to speak, a better off-roader than expected.)
Honda hasn’t even announced which other models will get the TrailSport treatment, but we’re not. I hired a psychic to predict that a Ridgeline pickup would be a worthy recipient. A TrailSport version of the Pilot would make sense to us, and we imagine Honda could be a compact TrailSportize CRV to take on the Toyota RAV4 Adventure and Forester Wilderness that Subaru recently revealed.
The 2022 Honda Passport, in regular and TrailSport variants, will arrive at Honda dealerships later this year.
Don’t Miss Out: All-New Honda Passport Interior Looks Supreme!
Honda Passport Interior with plenty of cargo space and passenger space, the 2022 Honda Passport is very practical. Those who need more than two rows of seats may want to ride the Honda Pilot’s three rows, the passport’s first cousin, but the passport can do a lot. All models have various assistive technologies. driver, from adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assistance.
The only source of power is the rugged V6 which doesn’t save much fuel but offers deliberate acceleration. While driving is never fun and sometimes traveling can be difficult, 2022 Passport is a very satisfying and hassle-free way to leave the family and all their gear.
For 2022, Honda is responding to one of our biggest complaints about the Passport: its indescribable looks. It now has a bolder front end, thanks to a thicker grille and boxier proportions, and a sturdier look to the front and rear bumpers. brings even more of an off-road-inspired feel with a unique combination of 18-inch alloy wheels and tires. Plus, it has slightly wider front and rear tracks which Honda says increase stability.
The rest of the lineup has more subtle updates that include a new standard rear-seat booster and now-defunct EXL upholstery. It features contrast stitching on the leather upholstery. Like the Honda Ridgeline, the Passport can now be equipped with the Honda Performance Development (HDP) Display Pack, which features a unique grille, black fenders, custom wheels, and HDP graphics on the rear fender.
Anyone familiar with the Ridgeline’s interior will immediately recognize the Passport’s cabin: despite the unremarkable design, the materials are attractive and the controls well laid out, although we wanted more knobs and knobs than touch controls. large and comfortable, with adjustable armrests for optimal comfort.
The rear seats are also spacious and allow the Passport to carry up to five people. There are 41 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats, which housed 15 of our luggage. Folding this row opens up 78 cubes of space and the ability to carry 33 bags in total. Internal storage space is generally very good with useful storage throughout the cabin and large compartments on the center console.
Honda Passport Interior: Infotainment and Connectivity
Each passport has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also covers necessities like Bluetooth and various power outlets. However, those who want a 115-volt outlet, built-in navigation, updated audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless phone charging should go for the top-of-the-line Touring and Elite models.