The new 2022 Honda Passport Elite is the pinnacle on the manufacturer`s offer. This range-topping trim literary offers everything that you can imagine, making your Passport more unique. As you may know, the Passport shares many cues with its sibling Pilot, but unfortunately, it comes without the third row of seats.
Moreover, it has its own benefits, and thanks to compact proportions, it’s a bit easier to maneuver it than the Pilot. On top of that, Honda Passport Elite offers more interior space than the smaller Honda CR-V. Generally speaking, the cabin is also more luxurious, especially on the upper trims like Touring and Elite. Interestingly, all the Passport versions are powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, delivering 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
2022 Honda Passport Elite Design
In terms of styling, the forthcoming 2022 Honda Passport Elite SUV version will not differ significantly from the standard version. Of course, here and there modifications are present to separate it from the regular one. In fact, there’s no escaping that the Passport is based on the Honda Pilot. The same lines are present, like the almost identical front fascia.
Although the Passport contains the same wheelbase, it’s six inches shorter and about an inch wider. It also rides almost an inch higher, and it rolls on the standard 20-inch alloy wheels. Generally, our opinion is that the Passport looks more rugged and arguably better proportioned than the Pilot.
Unlike the regular model, the new 2022 Honda Passport Elite offers a much more premium interior. Literary, everything inside is more upscale, and you will get maximum comfort. Either way, the new Honda Passport doesn’t offer a spacious cabin like sibling Pilot, but it’s more than enough to fit five passengers in two rows.
Like the standard offering, the Elite also includes the Honda Sensing array of driver aids. This model offers automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning/lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control. Besides, it also as standard includes phone charging, heated/ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, self-dimming side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers.
2022 Honda Passport Elite Engine Specs
Like all other trims, the new 2022 Honda Passport Elite will be available with the same single-engine. Generally, this is the only department where the Passport lacks more engines compared to its rivals. By the way, this model uses a proven 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s capable of producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
It also comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available as an option on all trims except the Elite.
Price, Release Date
The 2022 Honda Passport Elite price of $45,000 is reasonable, considering how much equipment this model offers. However, compared to the standard model, the Elite cost around $12k more. So, if you’re looking for something more unique than the base model, go for the Elite trim.
Reportedly, all models will arrive later in the year, offering more standard features than the outgoing ones. In the resale value department, the latest Passport does well. Generally speaking, it’s a better option than the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, Chevy Blazer, and Nissan Murano.