2022 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Ford Bronco Comparison

The 2022 Honda Passport and the 2022 Ford Bronco take different approaches to meet the

The 2022 Honda Passport and the 2022 Ford Bronco take different approaches to meet the needs of 2-row midsize SUV buyers. Here’s how they compare.

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Honda Passport Starting Price: $30,000 (est.) | Price yours or View listings near you

Above Average: Muscular V6 engine; available all-wheel drive; great Honda resale value.

Below Average: Average fuel economy; higher prices climb quickly.

Consensus: Good-looking 5-passenger SUV that is a great hauler in even the front-drive configuration. When equipped with AWD and the new TrailSport package, it’s a great weekend warrior that can haul the family and tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2022 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco

2022 Ford Bronco Starting Price: $30,000 (est.) | Price yours or View listings near you

Above Average: Outstanding off-road chops; classic throwback styling in 2- and 4-door body styles; best-in-class suspension travel and crawl ratio; removable roof panels or foldable soft-top.

Below Average: Pricey higher trims; manual transmission not available with the V6 or Sasquatch package; large blind spots.

Consensus: With its styling inspired by the original Bronco, the newest iteration offers rugged body-on-frame construction along with good off-road and towing capability. Plus it offers the bonus of an open-air driving experience.

Passport vs. Bronco: Capable and Comfortable

Honda Passport

Offering “just-right” proportions and sterling drive capabilities, the Honda Passport is the right vehicle for many families. We expect it to remain largely unchanged (with a few new packages) for 2022.

Able to swallow five passengers, it has a well-sorted and award-winning 3.5-liter V6 engine and a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission. There’s no question why it retains its value year after year.

The sophisticated torque-vectoring AWD with 4-mode Intelligent Traction Management ($2,000) is a standout feature that gives the Passport some real talent when it comes to mild off-roading. It’s equally capable under rough conditions, including sand, mud, or snow.

The base Sport trim model includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an 8-inch infotainment system. Essentially a shorter, 2-row version of the Honda Pilot, the Passport has a roomy cabin thanks to its generous width and traditional upright SUV styling. This boxier shape also translates into plenty of cargo room with a 77.9-cubic-foot capacity with the second row stowed.

New for 2022 is the TrailSport which uses a slightly wider track and more aggressive off-road tires to enhance the Passport’s already credible off-road performance. While it’s heavy on the appearance aspect, the new trim level promises more off-road-oriented hardware in subsequent models.

Ford Bronco

The Bronco SUV focuses on off-road capability. It comes in 2- and 4-door body styles. Its aesthetic is inspired by the original 1960s era Bronco with added technology and engineering that make it an entirely modern SUV. A variety of trims and options mean it can get pricey fast.

Base power comes from a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 275 horsepower (or 300 with premium fuel), and 315 lb-ft of torque, while the optional 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 makes 310 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. Buyers of the 4-cylinder can opt for a 7-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic. The latter is the only transmission on the V6.

Bronco’s appeal is further enhanced by the ability to remove the roof panels and doors or lower the soft-top for off-road motoring. While the 4-door offers more room and passenger comfort, the 2-door model is much truer to the look and feel of the original.

In our review, we note Bronco is a bit rough on the road, and body roll is a thing. Road noise, however, isn’t terrible and the Bronco is more composed on tarmac than say, its main rival, the Jeep Wrangler. A lot of tech is packed into the Bronco to help you become a better offroader, too. We really liked the more-than-a-thousand trail maps that are available in the nav system, which you can access offline.

Similarities

Interior space; pricing; available all-wheel drive.

2022 Honda Passport Advantages

Good resale and residual values; an optional tent add-on (really!); comfortable and upscale.

2022 Ford Bronco Advantages

Truly off-road capable; lots of options; available manual transmission.

Which One is Right for Me?

The 2022 Honda Passport is a right-size 2-row SUV with traditional styling. It offers a modicum of off-road capability and Honda’s reputation for quality and good resale.

The 2022 Ford Bronco is much more oriented toward off-roading. It also boasts a head-turning style and an open-air driving experience.

Ready to buy a Honda Passport or Ford Bronco? Shop for one on sale now near you.

2022 Honda Passport 2022 Ford Bronco
Popular Powertrains
Engine 3.5-liter V6 2.3-liter inline-4
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm 275 hp
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm 315 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 7-speed manual
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (20 city/25 hwy) 20 mpg (20 city/22 hwy)
Also Available AWD 2.7-liter V6; 10-spd automatic; AWD
Specs
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
NHTSA Safety Rating n/a n/a
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 111.0 inches 100.4 inches
Overall Length 190.5 inches 173.7 inches
Width 78.6 inches 75.9 inches
Height 71.6 inches 71.9 inches
Turning Diameter 39.5 feet 35.53 feet
Headroom, Front 40.1 inches 41.0 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.1 inches 39.8 inches
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 43.1 inches
Legroom, Rear 39.6 inches 35.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 62.0 inches 57.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 61.9 inches 51.8 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 115.9 cubic feet 99 cubic feet
Cargo Volume 41.2 cubic feet 22.4 cubic feet