Honda Announces Pricing for 2022 Passport
Honda revived the Passport in 2019 as a more rugged and capable SUV with less mass to carry around than the 3-row Pilot. As the torch-bearer SUV for Honda’s deep-woods adventure aspirations, the new Passport was already lighter on its feet than the Pilot, and Honda made it even more rugged with the addition of a new TrailSport package. Today, the automaker announced pricing for the 2022 Passport lineup.
Pricing for the 2022 Passport starts at $39,095 after a $1,225 destination charge. In response to customer demand, Honda says it shuffled the SUV’s trim level lineup for 2022 to begin with the previously mid-range EX-L, leaving just the $43,695 TrailSport and $46,665 Elite above it. EX-L is the only trim that comes standard with 2-wheel drive, but buyers can add all-wheel drive for a $2,100 upcharge.
Honda massaged the Passport’s nose, giving it an entirely new design from the A-pillars forward. The hood is more sculpted and pronounced than before, complemented by an upright grille for a muscular look. The rear bumper has also been put on a workout routine for the new model year and gets large twin exhaust outlets with a tow hitch cover.
TrailSport is the big news for the 2022 Passport and adds a seriously rugged look to the already surprisingly capable SUV. It rides on 18-inch wheels with specially designed tires and gets skid plates under the front and rear bumpers. Stamped into the grille and tailgate in blazing orange are unique TrailSport badges, and the standard Passport badges are blacked out for a more dramatic effect. The orange theme continues inside, with bright stitching on the steering wheel, door panels, and seats. More TrailSport logos and amber interior lighting cap off the motif.
Honda gives every 2022 Passport its Honda Sensing driver aids, including automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The structurally similar 2021 Passport missed out on a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Still, it earned the highest-possible Good scores in most of the Institute’s crash-test categories.
Honda is the source of information for this article. It was accurate on December 6, 2021, but it may have changed since that date.