Honda has enhanced the Passport TrailSport trim for 2024, the automaker announced, improving off-road performance with a new off-road tuned suspension and trail-ready all-terrain tires. Additionally, Honda is replacing its top-of-lineup Elite trim level with the new Black Edition.
“Honda has offered weekend adventurers durable and capable SUVs like Passport for more than two decades, and our new TrailSport models continue to advance the off-road capability engineered into our rugged light trucks,” said Lance Woelfer, assistance vice president of Honda National Auto Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Every new Honda TrailSport variant, including the enhanced 2024 Passport TrailSport, builds on our legacy of adventure and off-road performance, while retaining excellent on-road dynamics.”
The new Passport TrailSport adds to its rugged styling with more off-road capability than previous models, Honda engineers said. A new off-road tuned suspension, exclusive to the Passport TrailSport, features revised spring rates, enhanced damper valve tuning and optimized stabilizer bars for increased articulation and improved off-road ride quality.
Alongside the improved suspension, standard General Grabber A/Tx tires (245/60R18) aim to improve TrailSport’s traction in dirt, sand, mud, rocky terrain and snow, while machined 18-inch wheels with Pewter painted highlights are unique to the Passport TrailSport, increase its front and rear track widths by 10 mm, Honda said. The off-road-focused model also offers 8.1 inches of ground clearance and a 5,000-pound towing capacity.
Exclusive to TrailSport models, a new available Diffused Sky Blue paint color, which debuted on the all-new 2024 Pilot TrailSport,is available. Other features include power folding mirrors and a heated windshield wiper parking area.
TrailSport’s cabin features orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, door panels and seats, with the TrailSport logo embroidered on the front seat head restraints and molded onto its standard all-season rubber floor mats. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Qi-compatible wireless charging and four USB-C charging ports all come standard.
At the top of the Passport lineup, the new Black Edition trim features exclusive exterior and interior styling enhancements, Honda said. Available in Crystal Black Pearl, the new top-of-the-line trim is also available in Sonic Gray, Platinum White and Radiant Red. Passport Black Edition includes black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, blackout treatments for the grille, headlight trim, side trim, door handles, window trim and fog light accents and Black Edition badges on the grille and tailgate.
Inside, the Black Edition’s exclusive features and styling enhancements include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and red-accented perforated leather seating. The Black Edition is the only Passport trim with red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door panels, and red accent lighting illuminating the dash, doors and center console, Honda designers said. The Black Edition logo is embossed on the front seats and floor mats.