Honda’s two-row mid-size SUV has just been updated and besides various updates in terms of styling and features, we also saw novelties in terms of new trim levels and appearance packages. The TrailSport is one of those models, a version of the SUV that brings a bit of off-road flavor. Considering the recent update, as well as the fact that this is a pretty fresh version, it’s pretty much for sure that the next few years won’t be bringing bigger changes. Therefore, we also expect that the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport will be a typical carryover model.
This means that you may count on a special version of the versatile SUV, which brings a couple of styling upgrades and more standard equipment. Even though it looks off-road capable, it doesn’t feature too many mechanical upgrades to the standard version. Moreover, this aspect is essentially the same, just like the powertrain.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Honda Passport TrailSport Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport represents an off-road variant of the mid-size SUV. However, the upgrades aren’t significant, so we could call this model rather a light off-roader. The key upgrade is a set of 18-inch all-terrain tires, while the track is slightly wider compared to the standard version.
In terms of aesthetics, there are few details that make this particular version easy to recognize. This primarily refers to a unique wheel, as well as a gloss-black grille. Of course, you can also easily notice “TrailBoss” logos around vehicles, as well as nice yellow accents. Other than that, the look is pretty much the same as on the standard model, which has just received an update. That update has brought the new front end, which looks bolder and more aggressive than before.
The same story is with interior design. One of the things you’ll notice first is the yellow stitching, in the same fashion as those yellow details from the outside. There are also a few areas with materials upgrades, while you can also notice rubber floor mats. Other than that, the cabin looks pretty familiar, which isn’t a bad thing at all. The materials are nice, while the overall build quality is great.
Also, you may count on a couple of pretty spacious rows of seats, which both accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area is also pretty generous and offers around 41.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is about average for the segment.
Of course, this model also brings a couple of additional standard features. Some of the highlights are goodies like a navigation system, rear sunshades, ambient lighting, a 120-volt household-style power outlet.
2024 Honda Passport TrailSport Engine
Under the hood, the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport will carry on with a good-old 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty enough to ensure good driving dynamics. What’s more impressive than the engine power is the level of refinement this powertrain offers. This is particularly notable at higher revs.
The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which also does a pretty good job. Of course, all-wheel drive is standard, while you may count on the max towing capacity of 5.000 pounds. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count about 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
2024 Honda Passport TrailSport Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 43.000 dollars. Key competitors should be similarly priced versions of models like Ford Edge, Chevy Blazer etc.