2022 Honda Passport Preview: Specs, Features and Changes

The current generation came back after a long hiatus and now represents a more rugged alternative to the famous Honda Pilot. It is slightly less practical but offers better ride quality and better off-road performances. It has been around for a few years, so there is no doubt it will remain in production for some more time. The 2022 Honda Passport should be a typical carryover model and we don’t expect to see any significant update. Still, minor tweaks are always possible, in terms of new features, new color options and similar things.

As we’ve just mentioned, the overall layout will remain the same. Therefore, you may count on familiar pros and cons. When it comes to things we like about this SUV, there are a refined powertrain, spacious cabin and pretty good handling and ride quality. On the other hand, the infotainment system is complicated. Just like in any other Honda.

As there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Honda Passport will hit the market sometime late in the year.

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Honda Passport Design

We don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year, especially when it comes to base design characteristics. Some sources were suggesting a facelift that would include the same novelties we saw in the Ridgeline, even if that update happens, it won’t be that soon. The 2022 Honda Passport will continue with the same styling, which still looks pretty fresh.

The same thing goes for mechanics. This model shares most of its parts with the Pilot, though we have to say it’s a little bit better to drive. The handling is well-balanced, while the ride quality is on a fine line between comfortable and engaging. The Passport features the same wheelbase as Pilot, but it is shorter, which also means shorter overhangs, which eventually means higher off-road potential.

Interior

Once again, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The 2022 Honda Passport’s cabin should remain pretty much the same, which means you may count on a lot of good things. First of all, we like the overall cabin. Most of the materials are nice, while the build quality is very good.

2022 Honda Passport Interior

More importantly, the cabin is practical and very spacious. It comes with two rows of seats and both rows are very generous with space. Also, the seats are pretty comfortable on longer journeys, even though they may feel firm to some.

The cargo area is one of the most impressive things about the Passport. This SUV offers more than 50 cubic feet behind the second row and more than 100 cubic feet behind the first. That’s by far the best rating among two-row SUVs and also better compared to most three-row family haulers.

Features

Additions to the list of standard and available features are always possible, but we don’t expect that too many things could change for the next year. The 2022 Honda Passport should carry on with a pretty similar list of standard equipment, which includes goodies like keyless entry, remote start, tri-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, etc. Additionally, you can get extras like a moonroof, navigation, a 10-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, and a 115-volt household-style power outlet.

The same thing is with safety features, as the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a road departure mitigation system. Additionally, you can get upgrades like front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

2022 Honda Passport Features

2022 Honda Passport Engine

The 2022 Honda Passport will certainly carry on with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which features a max output of 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine is pretty refined and also provides pretty strong acceleration. Also, it comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a fine job as well.

When it comes to fuel economy, this engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier but all in all, we are talking about pretty typical ratings for the class.

2022 Honda Passport Release Date and Price

Since no bigger changes are about to come for the 2022 Honda Passport, we presume it will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 33.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the key rivals would be other two-row mid-size crossovers, such as Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.

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