2022 Honda Passport goes upmarket with one monster price hike


This winter, the redesigned 2022 Honda Passport is arriving at dealerships with a major value hike. The bottom Sport trim from the outgoing mannequin is gone for 2022, making means for the brand new base EX-L trim with normal front-wheel drive (AWD stays a $2,100 possibility).

With base costs beginning at $39,095 (together with $1,225 vacation spot charges), the 2022 Passport is about $5k greater than final 12 months. What’s extra, it now prices 1000’s of {dollars} greater than its nearest opponents just like the VW Atlas Cross Sport, Toyota Venza (which is a hybrid), and Hyundai Santa Fe.

For the cash, you get an array of premium gear like perforated leather-based seats with contrasting stitching, a distant energy tailgate, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wi-fi charging, and distant engine begin. Additionally normal are 20-inch alloy wheels and a one-touch energy moonroof.

All Honda Passports have a 3.5-liter V6 engine pumping out 280 horsepower to the entrance wheels or all 4 wheels utilizing the model’s i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. Each drivetrains have and a nine-speed automated gearbox. Honda Sensing can also be normal throughout the lineup and contains hi-tech security aids like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help, collision mitigating braking, and highway departure mitigation.

The all-new Passport Trailsport has normal AWD and is essentially the most off-road prepared of the bunch. It begins at $43,695 and will get machined 18-inch wheels, chunkier off-road tires, and silver skid plates. It additionally has bespoke logos, rugged entrance/rear bumpers, heated wipers, and a 10mm wider monitor. All 2022 Passports with AWD characteristic as much as 8.1-inches of floor clearance and a 5,000-pound towing capability.

“The brand new Passport and Passport Trailsport don’t simply look rugged; they’re prepared, prepared, and in a position to get soiled tackling trails,” stated Michael Kistemaker, assistant vice chairman of Honda Nationwide Gross sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

In the meantime, the range-topping 2022 Passport Elite begins at $46,665. It has trim-specific 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated entrance seats, a heated tiller, heated rear outboard seats, and a hands-free energy tailgate.

Honda’s 2022 Passport is a horny proposition for adventurous life regardless of the value hike. The Passport entered rallying a number of months in the past will constantly see motion within the American Rally Affiliation (ARA) sequence all through 2022, so we’ve got no query concerning the Passport Trailsport’s off-road pedigree. However is it $5,000 higher than the competitors? We’re itching to search out out.

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