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News 2022 Honda Passport is Redesigned and Gets a new Rugged TrailSport Version

2022 Honda Passport is Redesigned and Gets a new Rugged TrailSport Version

The 2022 Honda Passport is the brand’s first vehicle to get the exciting new TrailSport package

  • TrailSport is a new trim meant to highlight Honda’s light-truck lineup.

  • The 2022 Honda Passport gets updated front and rear fascias.

The more rugged any SUV or crossover looks, the better. This is one of the breakout trends of 2021 and we’re all for it. For 2022, the Passport gets a midcycle refresh and more importantly, will be the first Honda light truck to be available with the new TrailSport trim.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport | Photo: Honda

Visually, the 2022 Passport sees its front portion revised with a more aggressive design. The hood, front fenders, and squared-off nose are all new. The upper portion of the front grille now features an integrated crossbar that adds poise to the Passport front, as does the new lower skid garnish. The rear bumper is now tougher-looking and includes larger cut-outs for the tailpipes.

“Honda’s light trucks are truly rugged although some aren’t familiar with their excellent off-road capabilities,” says Steve Hui Assistant Vice President Honda Canada. “Passport now gets the tough and rugged looks to match its off-road competence and TrailSport will further enhance the off-road capabilities of our vehicles.”

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport | Photo: Honda

The new TrailSport features unique bumpers and 18-inch wheels. The latter widens the Passport’s track by 10 mm and are shod with specific 18-inch tires with sidewall tread. The cabin is adorned with orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, door panels, and seats, with the TrailSport logo embroidered on the front seat headrests.

As with all 2022 Passport SUVs, the TrailSport carries Honda’s i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and Intelligent Traction Management systems. This system can continuously distribute 100% of available torque between the rear wheels based on driving conditions. They are connected to the standard 280 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport | Photo: Honda

Finally, a new HPD Edition has been created for those looking for an even more unique Passport. It was created in collaboration with Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda’s U.S.-based racing company. The HPD Edition will differentiate itself from the others with a unique grille, black fender flares, aggressive wheels, and special HPD graphics.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport | Photo: Honda

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport | Photo: Honda

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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