Honda is unleashing the Passport with a refreshed appearance for 2022, showing its adventurous side with a bolder style. With the new appearance, Honda is signaling outdoor lovers should begin looking toward the brand that has brought off-road motorbikes to award-winning status for decades with the exciting TrailSport trim line introduced for the 2022 Passport. Designed for family transport with a cabin that is spacious and laden with convenience features, the five-seat midsize 2022 Honda Passport is an SUV with excellent ride quality both on the road and in the dirt. Few SUVs deliver the kind of reliability and safety that Honda offers in the Passport.
The fresh look of the 2022 Passport includes a number of updates to the exterior, most notably with a makeover for the front end. A bolder, larger grille design combined with the squared nose and new front bumper give the 2022 Passport a more aggressive look. Larger exhaust finishers and a rear bumper also provide updates to the styling, and the TrailSport has unique exterior badging and pops of orange to differentiate it from the entry-level EX-L and uppermost Elite trims. All-wheel drive is available for the EX-L and is standard for both upper trims of the 2022 Passport. Two former trims of the lineup–the Sport and the Touring–are removed in favor of the off-road styling of the new TrailSport trim.
A spacious interior appointed with standard leather upholstery provides a roomy and comfortable cabin where passengers can stretch out and relax for long drives. In the front row, 40.9 inches of legroom will allow even tall adults to drive and ride comfortably, and the rear seats have almost the same amount of space at 39.6 inches of legroom, so everyone has the room they need. For the TrailSport trim, contrasting orange stitching and embroidered badging on the seatbacks give the interior a sportier vibe, and numerous accessories are available from Honda to further personalize the style and features of your 2022 Passport.
Beneath the hood of every 2022 Honda Passport is the 3.5-liter V6 engine that powers this capable midsize SUV. Paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Passport's V6 outputs 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque, plenty of power to drive through adverse weather on the road, or manage light off-roading duties. For the entry-level EX-L, front-wheel drive is standard and comes with Snow Mode to shift the torque management and traction control for better handling in slippery conditions. With the available all-wheel drive, modes for snow, sand, and mud are provided by the Intelligent Traction Control System. In Sand Mode, the Passport gains better purchase when you accelerate, and in Mud Mode, the traction control system helps keep the SUV moving forward by providing momentum.
Light off-roading is part of the complete picture of what buyers can expect with this midsize SUV, thanks to the tough capability of the platform the 2022 Passport shares with the Ridgeline truck. Standard 20-inch wheels carry the 2022 Passport through rough terrain and unfavorable weather conditions on the road when purchasing the EX-L or Elite trims. For the TrailSport, 18-inch wheels in a machined gray finish make the Passport more suited for handling off-road maneuvers. In addition, 8.1 inches of ground clearance means every 2022 Passport has the height to drive through deep snow or mud easily and avoid scraping over low obstacles in your path.
Off the road, the 2022 Passport tackles inclines and uneven terrain with a 21.1-degree approach angle and 24.3-degree departure angle, and the suspension delivers excellent ride quality both on and off the pavement to remove jarring bumps. For buyers with small trailers, the 2022 Passport tows 3,500 lbs with the standard front-wheel drive in the EX-L trim, and all-wheel drive models can tow up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. Take the family on vacation in remote locations away from the bustle of daily life, or travel to the lakeside with your boat in tow for a fun day on the water. Everywhere you drive, the 2022 Passport is your key to adventure.
Riding in the 2022 Passport is an experience every passenger will enjoy, and generous standard features for all trims ensure every Passport offers comforts to make your travel a pleasure. You can prepare your SUV's interior for any weather before you leave the house with a standard remote start, which engages the tri-zone climate control to heat or cool the Passport to your set temperatures. Use the standard heated seats and exterior mirrors in cold weather to prepare for the road when you need them, and the heated wiper zone in the TrailSport trim melts ice away from your wipers to free them for use in winter. Upon approaching the Passport, Smart Entry will recognize your fob to unlock your doors automatically, and then the same feature locks the SUV when you simply walk away with the fob in your purse or pocket.
Once you sit in the driver's seat, hit the button to start the ignition and enjoy the driver's seat memory feature that is standard equipment in every 2022 Passport. Every trim comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and illuminated controls for interacting with the audio system and cruise control so you can safely engage each system even in the dark. Standard LED headlights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror make night driving safer, and LED fog lights are standard for the TrailSport trim to brighten the road when visibility is limited. The interior is brightened during the day with the standard powered sunroof, and using the expansive cargo area is simplified with the powered liftgate that opens with the fob or interior switch.
Are you traveling with cargo? The 2022 Passport offers numerous options for securing loads safely, with four standard tie-downs to attach cords or bungees, bag hooks for shopping excursions, and organized under-floor storage to tuck small items out of sight. The rear cargo area measures 50.5 cubic feet, large enough to stow an upholstered chair or a pair of end tables with the rear seats in place. For longer items, fold the rear seats down to expand the space to 100.7 cubic feet, large enough to accommodate a standard-sized couch. With the Elite trim, hands-free access makes entry to the trunk as simple as placing your foot under the bumper. In any trim, the 2022 Passport has comforts perfect for every road trip.
Purchasing a 2022 Honda Passport keeps you both safe and connected while you're traveling. Every trim incorporates features to make connecting your smartphone to your SUV simple, and the standard Honda Sensing driver-assist technology includes a long list of features that help mitigate or prevent accidents. One particular feature that connects your smartphone to your Passport is innovative and convenient: the CabinControl Remote Capability. With this standard feature, passengers with enabled smartphones can use an app on their phones to control the climate and audio system. This system supports up to seven devices at once, so you have the capability for every passenger to connect.
Of course, the same system controls are found in the center stack, where a standard eight-inch touchscreen is located. Infotainment features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for mirroring smartphone apps from your personal device, wireless charging, and HD radio are included in every trim level. A SiriusXM trial is offered, as well as HondaLink connected services with both free features and subscription upgrades. HondaLink allows remote access to your Passport or to garner emergency services on the road, as well as WiFi connectivity. Upper trims gain access to satellite-linked navigation with voice recognition and traffic information, and the Elite trim gains a ten-speaker upgraded audio system to improve on the seven-speaker setup that comes standard.
Standard features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Auto High-Beam Headlights are conveniences as well as safety measures, while life-saving features like the Blind-Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor and the Road Departure Mitigation System are just two of the many systems which assist the driver in avoiding an accident. The Rear Seat Reminder will issue a notification to check the back seat before you leave the vehicle so you remember your little ones or pets. All these features are standard on every 2022 Passport because Honda knows everyone deserves to be safe and connected.