More than a decade later, Honda revived the Passport a few years ago, and had some modest success in the SUV segment. Like many other Hondas, the Passport has been a huge hit with critics, but that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect car. In fact, the Honda Passport 2022 has several major issues, and here’s a look at the two issues that really sparked Consumer Reports.
1. The 2022 Honda Passport does not have a good ride quality
Although Consumer Reports recommends the Honda Passport, it scores poorly in two areas, and one of those areas has to do with the SUV’s ride quality. It simply does not have a good ride quality, which is especially true when compared to other Honda SUVs.
For example, Consumer Reports said the Passport’s ride quality is worse than that of the Pilot, mainly due to the fact that the Passport has tougher suspension. This is notable because Consumer Reports also didn’t like the Pilot’s ride quality, so the Passport’s ride quality looks pretty poor by comparison.
The Passport’s stiff suspension will mean drivers and passengers will feel “bumps and pavement irregularities” from the road. With that being said, the Honda SUV does a good job of reducing side-to-side motions. As a result of this issue, the Passport scored an average score for ride quality, while seat comfort, interior fit and finish all got an above-average score.
2. The 2022 passport is characterized by slow and slow handling
Another issue that the Honda Passport has in common with other Honda SUVs is the way it is handled. Consumer Reports says “passport handling was poor”. Again, this was a similar review to what the pilot got. The poor handling of the Honda SUV can be easily seen or experienced when going around a corner.
Consumer Reports writes that, during cornering, the Passport has plenty of body tilt and that drivers will need to use a lot of “steering turns” to get the SUV around corners. However, while the Passport doesn’t handle corners as gracefully as other SUVs, like how the Ford Edge handles it, the Passport’s handling is still quite capable.
Consumer Reports liked how the Passport handled while testing the avoidance maneuver. Regardless, her slow and sluggish processing still means she eventually has an average processing score.
Honda did a lot of things well with the new passport
Despite these two issues, Consumer Reports recommends the passport for many reasons. For example, despite the sluggish and sluggish handling, the Passport’s acceleration is really good for its class. Honda gave this SUV a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower, and this allows the Honda to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. As a result, Consumer Reports gave Passport a perfect score for speeding it up.
Plus, while Honda’s SUV may not have the ultimate in comfort, its cabin is still good for other reasons. Honda has done an excellent job of reducing the amount of audible noise inside the cabin, and the Passport is a very spacious SUV. All seats have plenty of space to allow passengers to sit comfortably in it. Finally, the cargo area is not only well-made and spacious, but also has additional cargo-carrying capabilities thanks to the underground bins.
Related: US news has described the 2021 Honda Passport as the best midsize SUV for the money