Introduced in 2022 is the all-new Honda Passport Trailsport. If you enjoy off-road weekend adventures, this SUV might be what you’re looking for. Honda equipped the new Passport Trailsport with a unique 18-inch wheel-and-tire combo with slightly wider front and rear tracks to enhance stability.
It’s a new Honda SUV with a lot to offer with an athletic powertrain, ample room for cargo and passengers, and plenty of driver assists. How much does a fully-loaded 2022 Honda Passport Trailsport cost?
New midgrade trim in the Passport lineup
According to Honda News, the Passport offers three trim levels for 2022, with the EX-L trim the base. It starts at $37,870. If you need ample space but don’t need three rows, the Honda Passport Trailsport is a good choice. You get lots of room for passengers in this highly practical SUV.
An impressive range of driver assists across the lineup, gives it excellent capability. It offers standard adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
According to Car and Driver, the Passport has the same powertrain under the hood used in the three-row Honda Pilot. It’s a 3.5-liter V6 with a power output of 280 hp paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The base model has a front-wheel-drive configuration.
It may not be particularly fuel-efficient, but it produces adequate acceleration. What it lacks in a thrilling drive, it makes up for in dependability. Between the base EX-L and the top-shelf Elite model is the new TrailSport which starts at $42,470.
At heart, the new Trailsport model is the original Passport. The Trailsport gets a gloss black grille, a new hood, and updated front and rear bumpers with faux skid-plate inserts. It helps Trailsport stand out from the generic styling of the basic Passport. It also gets gloss black badging with orange-accented Trailsport emblems. The Trailsport features roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, and a heated wiper rest zone that helps prevent icing.
The orange accents are found in the cabin as well, with embroidered headrests and contrast stitching to add some panache. Its interior can’t match the upscale cabins of Accord or Civic, but there’s plenty of space and clever storage spaces. It comes with ambient interior lighting, a navigation system, and a 115-volt power outlet.
Trailsport comes with 245/60R-18 Firestone Destination LE 2 all-season tires. They feature better shoulder tread to give them a solid grip on most terrains. There’s no suspension lift, unlike the Trailsport models of the Honda Pilot. But with the all-wheel drive configuration, it has an 8.1-inch ground clearance and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
The AWD system helps you manage rough terrain with Normal, Sand, Snow, and Mud drive modes. Trailsport doesn’t come with outer trail cameras or extra protection for the underbody.
The new Trailsport models have fuel economy on par with the other Passport models. It gets 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the AWD configuration.
The fully-loaded Trailsport
In 2022, factory upgrades for the new Trailsport are limited. There’s the Honda Performance Development (HPD) appearance package available in either black or eye-catching bronze. The packages cost $2,900 each. The HDP package gives you a distinct grille, black fender flares, new 18 or 20-inch wheels painted black or bronze, and an HDP badge on the rear fenders.
There’s a $1,225 destination fee. If you want to add the utility package, which gives you a trailer hitch and crossbars, it’s an additional $616. The fully-loaded 2022 Honda Passport Trailsport has a total cost of $47,211.