Honda Enhances TrailSport Badge with Genuine Off-Road Upgrades for 2024

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Honda’s TrailSport badge initially seemed more like a styling exercise than a genuine off-road upgrade, as evidenced by the 2022 Passport TrailSport. However, for 2024, Honda has taken steps to infuse the TrailSport with more meaningful off-road capabilities without compromising its core attributes as a family-friendly SUV.

Tire Transformation:

The 2022 model’s 18-inch 245/60R-18 Firestone Destination LE2 all-season tires have been replaced with all-terrain General Grabber A/T Sport tires.
Initial tests indicate commendable traction in off-road conditions. While there’s some increase in tire noise during daily driving, it remains manageable.
On grooved pavement, these tires maintain good composure without excessive noise, though there may be some compromise in grip on standard road surfaces.

Suspension and Handling:

Honda retuned both the springs and dampers, ensuring improved off-road performance without sacrificing on-road comfort.
The revised anti-roll bars promise better articulation, enhancing the Passport TrailSport’s capability when venturing off-road.
Interior and Features:

Honda has addressed some cabin concerns by introducing a larger center console, providing additional storage.
A front USB-C port ensures faster device charging, complementing the existing partial-digital gauge cluster and 8.0-inch center touchscreen setup.


While the Passport retains its 3.5-liter single-cam VTEC V-6 engine from previous iterations, producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, its performance remains consistent and engaging. The engine pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing and Customization:

Priced at $45,875 for 2024, the TrailSport justifies its $900 increase with the plethora of upgrades.
For those looking to further enhance aesthetics, Honda offers Performance Development packages that include black alloy wheels, taillight accents, and grille modifications for an additional cost.

Honda’s 2024 Passport TrailSport demonstrates a more focused approach to off-road capability while retaining its core strengths as a spacious and comfortable SUV. With meaningful upgrades to tires, suspension, and interior amenities, the TrailSport now offers enthusiasts a vehicle that can confidently tackle off-road challenges without compromising daily drivability. Whether navigating city streets or venturing off the beaten path, the 2024 Passport TrailSport appears poised to deliver a balanced and enjoyable driving experience.