2022 Honda Passport price hike ranges from $1,000 to $2,500

December 7, 2021

The refreshed 2022 Honda Passport SUV introduces a new TrailSport trim, eliminates the inexpensive Sport trim, and starts at $39,095, including $1,225 destination, the automaker announced Monday.

The trim shakeup puts the five-seat Passport on the premium end of the pricing spectrum. Last year, the 2021 Sport model cost less than $34,000. With the EX-L as the new starting point for 2022, it costs $1,060 more than last year's EX-L. Upgrading from front-wheel to all-wheel drive costs $2,100 this year; last year the upcharge was $2,000. 

The EX-L comes with leather seats, power adjustable front seats that are heated, power sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels, remote start, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a wireless smartphone charger. 

Rear seat and rear seatbelt reminders have been added as standard equipment, joining the Honda Sensing safety suite which includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control.  

Other changes include reworked front styling meant to resemble the blocky Ridgeline instead of the softer Pilot. The square nose and flat edges make it look more imposing and upright. A new rear bumper design features larger cutouts for the exhaust pipes, which have been noticeably enlarged. A new Honda Performance Development (HPD) appearance package will also be offered.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

Honda ditched the Touring models for 2022 in favor of the new TrailSport trim that will eventually spawn an off-road line of vehicles. Honda representatives hinted that this would include what Honda calls its “light truck” lineup at first, which would presage TrailSport versions of the Pilot and Ridgeline. Whether or not that includes the more popular CR-V or the smaller HR-V remains to be seen.

Honda says that the TrailSport models will represent the “halo brand for Honda off-road vehicles,” but in its first iteration it only offers aesthetic updates. There are reshaped front and rear bumpers, a unique grille design, 18-inch wheels with pewter highlights, and large TrailSport badges located inside and out. The closest thing there is to a performance upgrade is a 0.3-inch wider track front and rear, but no tire, suspension, or powertrain upgrades of note. All-wheel drive comes standard. 

Honda charges $43,695 for the Passport TrailSport, which is $2,000 more than last year's Touring AWD model. 

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

The Elite trim remains at the top of the lineup, adding heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, and a hands-free power tailgate. It costs $46,665, which is $2,500 more than last year. 

The Passport will still only have one engine option, a 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 262 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. 

The 2022 Passport goes on sale this winter.

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