When the Honda Passport arrived in 2019, the midsize SUV gave the automaker another option in the hot segment. Offering two spacious rows of seating and a rugged design, the Passport is aimed at consumers that are interested in doing some light off-roading. Entering its fourth model year on sale, the 2022 Honda Passport is expected to arrive as a carryover model without any significant changes.
The Passport was introduced in 2019 with a more rugged design than the Pilot, which it shares a lot of components and platform with. As a carryover model, the 2022 Passport will retain the same look as the current model. The SUV will wear a large square grille with a T-shaped trim piece running through the headlights, rugged body cladding on the front fascia, and high ridges on the hood. From the side, the Passport will have a body line that runs from the front fender to the rear taillights, while the raked rear end also stands out. Small, triangular taillights, dual exhaust outlets, and a durable rear bumper will all be found at the back.
On the inside, the 2022 Passport will have a more subdued look that will remain similar to what’s found on the current SUV. Without a traditional transmission shifter, the Passport’s cabin will be spacious and airy. The simple dashboard design splits the infotainment system and controls for the HVAC system, making it easier to use. While the SUV doesn’t have large dials or knobs and the buttons are on the smaller side, they’re clearly labeled.
Tech features for the 2022 model year are expected to mirror ones found on the current model. An 8-inch touchscreen, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a seven-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth will be standard. Optional features will include Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10-speaker audio system, wireless smartphone charging, and navigation.
Power for the current Passport comes from a 3.5-liter V6 that’s rated at 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with power being routed to the front wheels. All-wheel drive will continue to be optional. We expect the powertrain to go unchanged for the 2022 Passport
The current Passport comes with a variety of advanced safety features as standard equipment, including the automaker’s Honda Sensing suite. Standard safety features include lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring are currently optional. We don’t expect any major changes to the 2022 Passport’s list of safety features. In crash-testing done by the NHTSA, the 2021 Passport earned a five-star overall safety rating.