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2022 Honda Passport Review, Pricing, and Specs


With a generous amount of cargo space and passenger accommodations, the 2022 Honda Passport is supremely practical. Those who need more than two rows of seats might want to step up to the three-row Honda Pilot, the Passport’s first cousin, but otherwise the Passport is pleasantly capable in many ways. All models have an array of driver-assistance tech, from adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assist. The sole power source is a stout V-6 that’s not especially fuel-efficient, but it provides deliberate acceleration. While it’s never exciting to drive and its ride can occasionally be rough, the 2022 Passport is a largely satisfying and hassle-free way of shuttling families and all their gear.

What’s New for 2022?

For 2022, Honda addresses one of our biggest complaints about the Passport: its anonymous appearance. It now has a bolder front end, thanks to a chunkier grille and squarer proportions, and its front and rear bumpers look more rugged. The new TrailSport model takes the off-road-inspired vibe even further with an exclusive 18-inch wheel-and-tire combo. Plus, it has slightly wider front and rear tracks that Honda says improve stability. The rest of the lineup has more subtle updates that include a newly standard rear-seat reminder, and the EX-L trim now has contrast stitching on its leather-appointed seats. As with the Honda Ridgeline the Passport can now be equipped with the Honda Performance Development (HDP) appearance package, which includes a unique grille, black fender flares, specific wheels, and an HDP graphic on the rear fenders.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

    The Passport EX-L is our pick as the best value because it’s reasonably priced and includes features such as leather upholstery, a sunroof, and a large touchscreen with smartphone-mirroring functionality. All-wheel drive is a $2000 option.

    Engine, Transmission, and Performance

    Under the hood is the same 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission as found in the Pilot. Those who want the all-terrain capability of all-wheel drive can add it for extra coin; otherwise, the Passport is front-wheel drive. The SUV boasts 7.5 inches of ground clearance (8.1 inches for all-wheel-drive models), and the Passport can tow up to 5000 pounds. However, the two-row Honda has a rough ride when it does venture off-road, and its high ride height contributes to a top-heavy demeanor. Still, the Passport was quick in our testing, and it dutifully accelerates on the highway. The ride is comfortable on most roads, and the steering is pleasingly direct, which makes the Passport feel nimble.

    2022 honda passport trailsport rear exterior


      Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

      With a single engine choice and either front- or all-wheel drive, the Passport has two different EPA estimates. The front-drive model is expected to earn up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. A Passport with all-wheel drive does a little worse, with ratings of 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. We tested the latter on our 75-mph fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, where it exceeded its highway rating by 3 mpg. For more information about the Passport’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

      Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

      Anyone who has experienced the interior of the Ridgeline will be instantly familiar with the Passport’s cabin. Despite an unremarkable design, the materials are attractive enough and the controls are nicely organized—although we’d like more knobs and buttons instead of touchscreen controls. The front seats are wide and comfortable, with a handy armrest that can be adjusted for optimal comfort. The back seat is also roomy and allows the Passport to transport up to five people. There’s 41 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seat, which held 15 of our carry-on suitcases. Folding that row unlocks 78 cubes of room and the capacity to carry 33 bags total. Interior cubby storage in general is great thanks to useful bins throughout the cabin and a huge center-console bin.

      2022 honda passport trailsport interior


      Infotainment and Connectivity

      Every Passport sports an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes necessities such as Bluetooth and various power points. However, those who want a 115-volt outlet, built-in navigation, an upgraded audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless phone charging will have to pony up for the top-tier Touring and Elite models.

      Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

      Every model has a host of driver-assistance technology, such as forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. However, the base model isn’t available with blind-spot monitoring. For more information about the Passport’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

      • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
      • Standard adaptive cruise control
      • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert

        Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

        Honda provides a competitive limited warranty, but its powertrain coverage doesn’t match the levels of rivals such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. The Passport also lacks complimentary scheduled maintenance.

        • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
        • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
        • No complimentary scheduled maintenance



          2019 Honda Passport Elite AWD

          VEHICLE TYPE

          front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback


          $45,695 (base price: $44,725)

          ENGINE TYPE

          SOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection


          212 cu in, 3471 cc

          280 hp @ 6000 rpm

          262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm


          9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode


          Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink

          Brakes (F/R): 12.6-in vented disc/13.0-in disc

          Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport, 265/45R-20 104H M+S


          Wheelbase: 110.9 in

          Length: 190.5 in

          Width: 78.6 in

          Height: 72.2 in

          Passenger volume: 115 cu ft

          Cargo volume: 41 cu ft

          Curb weight: 4265 lb

          TEST RESULTS

          Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec

          Zero to 100 mph: 16.1 sec

          Zero to 110 mph: 20.7 sec

          Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.1 sec

          Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec

          Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.5 sec

          Standing ¼-mile: 14.6 sec @ 96 mph

          Top speed (governor limited): 112 mph

          Braking, 70–0 mph: 181 ft

          Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.78 g


          FUEL ECONOMY

          Observed: 17 mpg


          Combined/city/highway: 21/19/24 mpg

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