2022 Honda Passport

MSRP $32,740 Est.

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2022 Honda Passport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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The 2022 Honda Passport is one of the most popular mid-size SUVs in its segment. It’s easy to say that it has many things going for it. Starting from the stunning looks for a Honda followed by a long list of features. And there is still more, you get lots of space on the interior which will keep all the passengers in great comfort. So there seem to be not a lot of negatives for the Passport. The vehicle has matured really well over all these years to become one of the top SUVs in its segment.

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Pros

Great performance from 3.5 - liter i-VTEC

Lots of interior space

Comfortable seats

Huge cargo - carrying capacity

Great resale value and safety

Cons

Infotainment interface

Occasional bumpy ride quality

Adaptive cruise control could be better

What's New?

More of the previously optional features might come as standard

Might get an improved infotainment interface

The sharp and aggressive design 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32740

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $32,740 Est. onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Honda Passport in Black Copper Pearl color 2022 Honda Passport in Black Forest Pearl color
Black Copper Pearl

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And let us not forget about its big-name rivals in the industry. These include the likes of the Ford Edge, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Volvo XC60. But the Passport easily beats all of its rivals by offering a complete package that is simply missing in its rivals. It is something that is also very similar to its bigger sibling, the Pilot SUV. But here, it loses out on the third - row of seats but on the plus side, adds off-road capability.

2022 Honda Passport Features

Trim

Sport

EX-L

Touring

Elite

Price

$32790

$36810

$39680

$44180

Features

3.5L V6 engine

In addition to features from Sport:

In addition to features from EX-L:

In addition to features from Touring:

 

Nine-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters

Sport performance features

Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

Perforated, heated, and ventilated front seats

 

Hill-start assist

Leather-trimmed seats, One-touch power moonroof, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Power folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

Intelligent traction management with Normal / Snow modes (2WD) plus Mud / Sand modes (AWD)

Blindspot information system with cross-traffic monitor

Front and rear parking sensors

Wireless phone charger

We recommend

We recommend going for the EX-L trim since the base “Sport” variant lacks a lot of modern features. The EX-L is also more aesthetically pleasing and the infotainment system is much better. For an added price of close to $4000 you also get better safety features including a blind spot monitoring system.

Price

The 2022 Honda Passport is a carryover from the 2021 model year. So this means that there are not lots of changes or mechanical improvements in the 2022 model year. Still, we expect some additional standard features from the base trim level along with some optional features made as standard. Even though after these minor feature revisions, there is no word about a price increase. The prices are expected to start at around $32,590 for the base trim level and might go all the way up to $43,790 for the range-topping Elite trim level. Also, do note that if you want the all-wheel-drive option, then you might need to cash out an additional $2000 for the same.

Release Date

The 2022 Passport has not yet been officially launched by Honda yet. In fact, the brand has not even released any official information regarding the launch details. But based on the previous launch patterns, we expect the 2022 Passport to hit the roads somewhere in fall 2021.

2022 Honda Passport Engine and Performance

As we said earlier, the 2022 Passport is a carryover model. Going by that, we have the same engine for the 2022 model year. We will have a 3.5 - liter i-VTEC naturally aspirated V6 engine under the hood. This power unit produces 280 hp and has 262 lb-ft of torque on offer which happens to be the second-best power figure in the segment.

Being a Japanese naturally aspirated i-VTEC engine, it has lots of power on the top end of the rev band. It just pulls and pulls which will definitely put a huge smile on your face. One great thing about the 2021 model was its steering which feels so accurate and offers lots of feedback to the driver. Yes, it is a massive mid-size SUV but still, the chassis has been well-calibrated to help with the driving dynamics. The ride quality on the other hand is pretty plush and comfortable for the most part but occasionally might get some bumpy on some uneven roads. The 2022 model year since a carryover model will perform identically to the 2021 Passport.

Models

2022 Honda Passport (expected)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Ford Edge

2022 Volvo XC60

MSRP

$32,590

$35,000

$31,250

$43,000

Engine

3.5 - liter i-VTEC naturally aspirated V6 engine

3.6 - liter Pentastar naturally aspirated V6 engine

2.0 - liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

2.0 - liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

9 - speed automatic gearbox

8 - speed automatic gearbox with manual option

8 - speed automatic gearbox

8 - speed shiftable automatic gearbox

Power ( hp @ rpm )

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque ( lb-ft @ rpm )

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

275 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

Thanks to the 3.5 - liter i-VTEC under its hood, the 2021 Passport does the 0 - 60 mph sprint in just 6.2 seconds making it the fastest in the segment. Also, it is the fastest to reach the quarter-mile mark at just 14.7 seconds. We expect this to continue with the 2022 model year as it has the same engine under the hood. The Jeep Grand Cherokee though having the most powerful engine with 292 hp comes last which is because of its higher curb weight. Both the Ford Edge and the Volvo XC60 impress with very respectful acceleration figures of 7.6 and 6.4 seconds respectively for the 0 - 60 mph sprint.

2022 Honda Passport Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is always a huge concern in the mid-size SUV segment. That is because an average consumer who buys a large spacious SUV will use it to travel long distances. This is somewhere where the previous model year of the Honda Passport needed to improve as it had slightly less fuel economy figures than its rivals in the segment.

Now that is expected given it is a high revving naturally - aspirated i-VTEC engine. The 2021 Passport offered 20 mpg in the city followed by 25 mpg on the highway and had a combined mpg rating of 21. As the same engine is to be carried over for the 2022 model year, these same figures are pretty much expected.

Models

2022 Honda Passport (expected)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Ford Edge

2022 Volvo XC60

MPG (City)

20

19

22

22

MPG (Highway)

25

26

29

29

MPG (Combined)

21

21

25

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.5 gallons

24.6 gallons

18.5 gallons

18.8 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

390 / 487 / 409 miles

467 / 639 / 516 miles

407 / 537 / 462 miles

414 / 545 / 451 miles

The 2022 Honda Passport is expected to get a massive fuel tank capacity of 19.5 gallons is the second - largest in the segment. This will definitely help the vehicle with a combined range of about 409 miles. But it is the Jeep Grand Cherokee that takes the win away here with a combined range of whopping 516 miles thanks to its humongous 24.6 gallons fuel tank capacity.

2022 Honda Passport Interior

Honda has always designed the interior of the Passport pretty decently with a very high focus on practicality and ergonomics. We pretty much expect the same to continue with the yet to be launched, 2022 model. But because of its focus on practicality and ergonomics, the 2022 Passport might miss out on the aesthetics and appeal just like the 2021 model year compared to some of its rivals. There is nothing wrong here; it might be still plain and simple. And like all of the current generation cars in the automotive industry, most of the tech and gimmicks are also expected to be controlled with the help of one central touchscreen system. While this might sound all a bit exciting and cool, we must accept that having physical buttons for some important actions is really welcome.

But when it comes to space, the Honda Passport will be an absolute win just like its predecessor both at the front row and rear row. The front seats on the 2021 Passport were well-bolstered and offered plenty of support to the driver and the passenger. The surprising thing is that even the rear row of seats is equally spacious, well-supportive, and comfortable. This will be exactly the same even with the 2022 model year.

Models

2022 Honda Passport (expected)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Ford Edge

2022 Volvo XC60

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row Space (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.1 / 62.0 / 40.9

39.7 / 58.7 / 40.3

40.2 / 60.3 / 42.6

38.0 / 58.2 / 41.5

Rear Row Space (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.1 / 61.9 / 39.6

39.2 / 58.0 / 38.6

40.3 / 60.5 / 40.6

38.0 / 56.3 / 38.0

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

41.2

25.8

39.2

32.1

The features are also expected to be on the high with the 2022 Honda Passport SUV. The standard features might include the likes of an HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, and even a Wi-Fi hotspot. And like the 2021 model year, we expect an 8.0 - inch touchscreen infotainment system to come as standard even with the 2022 model as well. Other infotainment features might also include a 7 - speaker sound system whereas a 10 - speaker premium audio system is available as an option. The only issue with the 2021 model year was its infotainment system and its interface which was quite unresponsive and slow.

However, Honda has taken note of the same and has made some changes to the interface. We expect an improved interface system that is responsive and fast on the 2022 Passport SUV. Among all of its rivals, we feel that the Passport is expected to have the edge in terms of space. It leads the way in terms of cargo-carrying capacity with a very impressive 41.2 cubic feet of storage space which puts it right at the top among all of its rivals.

2022 Honda Passport Exterior

Looks are subjective is a very ubiquitously used phrase and that fits perfectly well in this segment. These are not full-size SUVs that have a three-box configuration so there is a compromise on the dimensions. This is very much evident in the design of these SUVs. Yes, there are some manufacturers who have figured a way out of this by offering a very unique and attractive design but certainly not Honda. Do not get us wrong here, the Honda Passport SUV is a great-looking SUV but it definitely falls short in terms of attractiveness and sharpness when parked nearby its rivals.

Models

2022 Honda Passport (expected)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Ford Edge

2022 Volvo XC60

Curb Weight (lbs)

3959 lbs

5004 lbs

4154 lbs

4105 lbs

Length (inches)

190.5

189.8

188.8

184.6

Width (inches)

78.6

76.6

75.9

74.9

Height (inches)

71.6

69.3

68.3

65.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.5

8.6

8.0

8.5

Wheelbase (inches)

111.0

114.8

112.2

112.8

Both the Ford Edge and the Jeep Grand Cherokee have great design language which is very typical of their American manufacturers. And we have the Volvo XC60 which is clearly a revelation in its segment with a very distinctive and unique design. Thus, choosing one among these three is a totally personal choice and you will definitely be happy with either one of these mid-size SUVs. Some exterior features of the 2022 Honda Passport are :

  • Dual - exit exhaust 
  • LED taillights
  • Smart programmable remote entry
  • LED headlights
  • 20.0 - inch split spoke alloy wheels
  • Hands - free tailgate
  • Automatic headlights
  • Memory - linked side mirrors

2022 Honda Passport Safety

Honda was always known for making some of the reliable and safest cars in the entire automotive industry. And the Honda Passport SUV is a perfect example of the same for all these years. The 2022 model year is still yet to get launched but we clearly know that it will be a carryover model of the 2021 model year. Thus we will take into consideration the scores of the same. The 2021 Passport SUV got an overall star rating of 5 from the NHTSA which also happens to the highest possible score in the tests. 

It also performed well and secured good scores in all the parameters of the test conducted by the IIHS. The 2022 Honda Passport will pretty much have the same scores given it's the same SUV underneath. When it comes to safety features and driver assistance technologies, Honda is expected to add some new features as standard along with making some safety features available as standard from the base trim level. Some noteworthy safety features that come with the 2022 Passport include:

  • Walk - away auto-lock
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Pre-collision safety system
  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Forward - collision mitigation system
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Honda Sensing Suite
  • HondaLink assist automatic emergency response system

2022 Honda Passport Competition

2022 Honda Passport vs 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the favorites in the segment. Not just because of the fact that it is an American brand but because of the fact that the Grand Cherokee has been such a great SUV in the segment over all these years. But, the Jeep falls back in most aspects when compared with the Honda. The Passport is more powerful, spacious on the inside, more cargo capacity, and has lots of features along with being very safe and reliable than the Grand Cherokee.

2022 Honda Passport vs 2021 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge just like the Honda Passport SUV is such a well-rounded SUV with lots of positives working to its favor. This includes a very exciting and striking exterior staying along with a very spacious cabin and lively driving dynamics. Edge is also the one that is more fuel-efficient and the easier one to drive around the city. But still, the Passport SUV is a far more value proposition than the Edge in this aspect. Passport gets lots of features combined with a very spacious and comfortable interior along with great performance and Honda's well-known reliability and safety.

2022 Honda Passport vs 2021 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is one of the most unique and sophisticated SUVs in the segment. The XC60 unlike all of its rivals has a luxury SUV appeal which is such a great thing in the segment. The XC60 will definitely turn heads when you drive on the roads because of its elegant and classic exterior styling. But all this luxury comes at a cost which is, of course, the higher starting price compared to all its rivals. This is where the Passport gets an advantage in terms of pricing along with its spacious interior and powerful engine.

2022 Honda Passport Final Verdict

The Honda Passport's positives all these years are its great ride quality, spacious interior, and comfortable seats. These are all which you typically would expect from a mid-size SUV and it delivers on the same. And here we are, nearing the launch of the 2022 Honda Passport, a new model year with not so many major updates but some small revision in the features and design.

Also, the 2022 Passport SUV is a Honda which means you are getting the most reliable SUV in the segment. It is undoubtedly on top of all of its rivals in terms of reliability and this means very peaceful ownership over the long-term usage. This also means that it is far more beneficial than its rivals in terms of resale value. All these considered, we strongly feel that the 2022 Passport is one of the best SUVs in its segment.

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