Markham, ON: Honda has introduced the refreshed 2022 Honda Passport with a new, more rugged exterior design that better matches its true off-road capability.
Equally at home on dirt and mud-strewn trails as it is on the highway or twisting mountain roads, the adventure-ready Passport features a new, more aggressive front end and a new rear bumper with larger exhaust outlets.
Taking Passport’s new rugged styling even further is the first-ever Passport TrailSport. A new halo for Honda light trucks, TrailSport further highlights the off-road capability, versatility and durability that has been engineered into the brand’s light trucks for more than two decades.
Created for active buyers who thrive on adventure, the new Passport TrailSport combines Passport’s strong unibody construction, independent front and rear suspension, and 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.
Passport’s new front and rear styling better reflects the rugged capabilities of its strong unibody construction, independent front, and rear suspension, standard V6 engine, and class-leading i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. New sheet metal from the A-pillars forward includes a new hood with a pronounced power bulge, a new squared off nose and upright grille design unique to Passport, and new front fenders.
Atop the grille is a crossbar that bisects the headlight lenses, finished in chrome on Sport, and painted gloss black on TrailSport and Touring. It accentuates Passport’s width, while a prominent skid garnish design adds to the tougher look of its new front bumper. Broad side vents route air through the bumper and around the front wheels and tires, creating air curtains to improve aerodynamic performance.
TrailSport are equipped with new 18-inch diameter wheels, while Touring receives newly designed 20-inch wheels.
One of the most powerful SUVs in its class, every 2022 Passport is powered by a 3.5-litre 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 all Passport trims 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.