- honda has announced pricing for the updated 2022 passport mid-size suv.
- there are fewer trim levels than before, with the lineup now including ex-l, trailsport, and elite.
- the ex-l comes with either front- or all-wheel drive, while the other two models come standard with awd.
honda has reworked the 2022 passport lineup, pushing it towards the higher end of the price spectrum in the mid-size suv class. the previous base sport trim level is gone, meaning the ex-l with front-wheel drive now serves as the starting point and starts at $39,095. that base price is $5080 more than the 2021 passport sport's and is several thousand dollars more expensive than the base prices of competitors such as the hyundai santa fe, ford edge, and vw atlas cross sport.
the trailsport model is new to the lineup for 2022 and starts at $43,695. it and the top elite trim, starting at $46,665, both come standard with all-wheel drive, while awd is a $2100 option on the ex-l. a 3.5-liter v-6 engine with 280 horsepower is standard across the board.
the ex-l comes with a fair amount of standard equipment for the money, including leather seats that are heated in front, 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, a power tailgate, and blind-spot monitoring. the trailsport adds visual tweaks meant to make it look more rugged, along with 18-inch wheels and different tires, an 0.4-inch wider track, a navigation system, and a roof rack. the elite adds cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats.
honda says that the 2022 models will start arriving at dealerships this winter, but some inventory of 2021 models is likely to remain if you want to try to get a deal on the less expensive sport trim level on its way out.