2022 Honda Passport Debuts with New TrailSport Off-Road Model
This weekend, at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, Honda is unveiling the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project, a collaboration with overlander and YouTuber Jon Tuico. This upgraded Passport TrailSport (pictured below) features a JSport lift kit, Firestone Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires, roof crossbars, and a Dirt Complex tow-hitch tire carrier. There are also thicker fender flares and unique 18-inch wheels, and Honda custom built the orange recovery points on the front bumper and stainless steel skid plates to shield the oil pan and fuel tank. A Roofnest Sparrow XL tent is perched atop the Rugged Roads Project Passport.
Earlier this month Honda announced that it would launch a new TrailSport trim line focused on off-road performance, and now the first TrailSport model has arrived with the refreshed 2022 Honda Passport. Along with the new all-terrain version, all 2022 Passports gain a revised front fascia, new wheels, and more standard safety tech. The full lineup will be on sale this winter, Honda told Car and Driver.
Most of the visual changes to the Passport occur ahead of the A-pillars, where the fairly anonymous face of the outgoing model has been replaced by a snarled, bulldog-esque mug that calls to mind the Ridgeline pickup. The rear bumper has been tweaked slightly, and the 2022 Passport will also be available with a HPD accessories package which alters the grille and wheel designs and adds black fender flares and HPD graphics.
The new Passport TrailSport, the only version of the 2022 Passport that Honda has showed to date, receives a unique grille design, chunky front and rear bumpers, and orange TrailSport badges throughout. The track has been widened by 0.4 inch at the front and rear for increased stability, and the 18-inch wheels are wrapped in TrailSport-specific 245/60R-18 tires. The TrailSport uses Honda’s i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and Intelligent Traction Management systems to tackle unpaved roads. The interior features orange contrast stitching, TrailSport logos, and amber ambient lighting.