2022 Honda Passport Trailsport: Better than Chevy Blazer?
The Honda Passport started life as a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo SUV, but when it was brought back for the 2019 model year Honda decided to keep all design and manufacturing in-house. Basing the new model off the larger Pilot three-row crossover, this shorter two-row SUV has a more compact silhouette, but that does not hamper interior space.
Redesigned for the 2022 model year, and now boasting a new off-road oriented Trailsport trim, this new Passport has much more masculine styling on the outside vs the 2019-2021, with Pilot styling carrying over on the inside.
The Trailsport boasts new Firestone Destination tires riding on Trailsport-specific 18-inch wheels. Inside orange contrast stitching and all-weather rubber floor mats make this model ready to get dirty. Partnered with the excellent i-VTM4 AWD system, this Passport is more capable than its light modifications and crossover roots let on.
What did we think about this rig on our 1,200 round trip to the southernmost Texas beach and back? Watch our review to find out:
2022 Honda Passport Trailsport Features:
• 3.5L V6 Engine
• 280 Horsepower
• 262 lb-ft of Torque
• 9-Speed Automatic Transmission
• i-VTM4 Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive
• 4 Drive Modes
• 8.1-inches of Ground Clearance
• 21.1 Degree Approach Angle
• 24.3 Degree Departure Angle
• Trailsport Exterior Styling
• Seating for 5
• Heated Front Leather Seats with Orange Contrast Stitching
• 50.5 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind 2nd Row
• 100.8 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind 1st Row
• 8-inch Color Touchscreen Infotainment with Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
• Proximity Key with Push Button Start
• Power Tailgate
• Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
• Forward Collision-Avoidance
• Lane-Keeping Assist
• 18-inch Wheels
• EPA Fuel Economy 19/24/21 (city/hwy/combined)
• Starting MSRP $38,370 (EX-L)
• Price as tested: $44,090