Honda teased the TrailSport offroad oriented trim for its SUVs snd pickup truck for some time and we finally have the first model to feature it in the guise of the 2022 refreshed Passport.
What is immediately noticeable in the Passport TrailSport is its more aggressive appearance. It comes fitted with bolder bumpers, unique grille treatment, and bespoke machined 18-inch wheels speak to the off-road intentions of the new SUV. TrailSport badges in orange are further telltale signs that set this model apart.
Apart from all the cosmetic changes, the Passport TrailSport comes with wider front and rear tracks (+ 10 millimetres / 0.4 inches), which Honda says gives it a better stance and improved stability. The ground clearance now stands at 8.2 inches and the brand’s i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Traction Management is standard.
Inside, the Passport TrailSport has orange contrast stitching and all-season rubber floor mats. Amber ambient lighting and a black chrome gauge surround coupled with an 8.0-inch infotainment screen which is standard across the range and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Like other Passports, the TrailSport comes with Honda’s familiar 3.5-litre V6 engine which produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity is rated at 5,000 lbs.
The 2022 model year switchover is not all about the TrailSport as the regular Passport is going through a nip and tuck along with gaining an optional HPD Package. Created by Honda Performance Development, the new kit includes a fresh front grille, black fender flares, different wheels, and HPD graphics adorning the rear quarter panel to mirror the latest Ridgeline with the HPD package.