Honda has just confirmed it that their new 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport would be ready for sale, most likely happening in the following year. The new Passport TrailSport would be coming with upgraded face (a little touch up here and there) and more safety tech as the standard. If you are one of those offroad enthusiasts, this news should be exciting for you because the TrailSport is especially designed for offroad performance. So, what does the new TrailSport have in store?
About the Passport TrailSport
As it was mentioned before, the TrailSport is especially created for offroad functions. When compared to the regular Passport, the TrailSport somewhat has sportier design and style. It comes with one of a kind bumper, orange stitching for the interior cabin, and also TrailSport badge.
Honda wants to improve function and performance for the new TrailSport, so adding more technology for driver assist function seems like a logical idea. Basically, all Passport trim levels come with the standard (and advanced) driver assist systems. They are also running on V6 unit with 280 hp. This unit is considered potent and robust, especially when compared to the auto 9 speed transmission. If you prefer the i-VTM4 torque vectoring system, you can find it on the Elite and TrailSport models. Passport is a good looking offroad SUV, which seems to inspire Honda to elevate other models’ looks. Honda plans on improving their Pilot, CR-V, and Ridgeline truck and provide the same treatment.
Design and Style
Honda wants to elevate the look, making the TrailSport somewhat more menacing and aggressive. The front end would be updated, with also refreshed bumpers, grille, and also power bulge hood. On the rear area, the exhaust finishers and rear bumpers would also change. The base trim level would have standard features, while the TrailSport would get more features. Don’t forget that TrailSport has its own orange badge that would differentiate it from the other trim levels.
Inside the cabin, the TrailSport is designed to be a comfortable SUV that is passenger friendly. The two row SUV offers generous space, enough to accommodate 5 adult (and big) passengers. Even with so much space for the passenger, there would still be enough for the cargo area. New and sophisticated features and technologies should also be expected.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport would be running on V6 unit with 3.5 liter capacity, delivering 280 hp and 262 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, Honda is only offering one powertrain, which is paired up to auto 9 speed transmission. It seems that Honda believes that such an arrangement would be enough for the offroad vehicle.
Q and A
Q: What are the rivals of TrailSport?
A: The main competitors would be Santa Fe XRT (Hyundai) and Explorer Timberline (Ford)
Q: What are the price ranges for the TrailSport?
A: The price may start from $43,700 right above the EX-L model (which is the base trim) and right below the Elite
Q: When will the TrailSport be released?
A: It should be available next year, which means in 2023 – most likely within the second quarter. Hopefully, we can get more info about the future 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport.