October 2, 2022

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2022 Honda Passport vs. 2022 GMC Terrain Comparison

The 2022 Honda Passport and the 2022 GMC Terrain are 2-row SUVs that can take on some off-road chops. Here’s how they compare.

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project

2022 Honda Passport Starting Price: $33,000 (est.) | Price yours or View listings near you

Above Average: Muscular V6 engine; available torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive; rugged new styling; great Honda resale value.

Below Average: Fuel economy; high entry-level price.

Consensus: The 2022 Honda Passport is a good-looking 5-passenger SUV that is a great hauler in even its base 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 GMC Terrain

2022 GMC Terrain AT4

GMC Terrain Starting Price: $29,095 | Price yours or View listings near you

Above Average: Rugged AT4 off-road model; premium Denali trim; comfortable interior; good standard tech; standard all-wheel drive on top trims.

Below Average: Can feel underpowered; one 4-cylinder engine choice; tight cargo area; annoying gearshift buttons.

Consensus: A compact SUV that can run the gamut from off-road to luxurious, the 2022 GMC Terrain offers a comfortable ride and a good interior. The engine is a bit underpowered, however, and there are better choices if you haul a lot of cargo.

Passport vs. Terrain: Comfortable Soft-Roaders  

Honda Passport

Offering “just-right” proportions and sterling drive capabilities, the Honda Passport is the right vehicle for many families. It was reintroduced for the 2019 model year and for 2022 it gets a few rugged updates, and optional HDP accessories to add more personality.

Able to swallow five passengers, the Passport 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 big update for 2022 is the addition of the TrailSport model. It’s Honda’s first entry in the TrailSport sub-brand which is largely focused on off-road styling. Beyond a slight bump in ground clearance, more aggressive tires, and a slightly wider track, it boasts no mechanical upgrades. But, Honda hints more off-road capability is to come.

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.

GMC Terrain

Refreshed and updated with a more aggressive look, the 2022 GMC Terrain has more options, including a more aggressive AT4 off-road version with hill-descent control and front skidplates, among other moderate off-roading gear.

There’s also the plush, top-line Denali trim, with standard all-wheel drive and such amenities as ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. It’s more of a luxury SUV without the luxury price. If you choose carefully, you can find a Terrain that’s right for you.

Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder connected to a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s sufficient, but by no means sporty or exciting, and it returns a decent 27 mpg combined. The Terrain is more about providing a ride that’s smooth and refined rather than sporty and dynamic.

Interior space is good in both rows, although cargo space isn’t great if that’s a priority. Controls are user-friendly and there’s good tech, although the gearshift buttons may take some getting used to.

Standard equipment on the 2022 Terrain is very good, including the GMC Pro Safety Suite with automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, among other things. Also available are also fold-flat rear seats and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It’s well worth looking at the higher trims, however, with the next up SLT trim getting leather seats and both the AT4 and Denali coming with standard all-wheel drive (normally a $1,600 option).

Similarities

Comfortable and relatively capable crossovers that offer a variety of looks and packages.

2022 Honda Passport Advantages

Standard V6 power, solid resale values, and reliability; roomy and comfortable interior.

2022 GMC Terrain Advantages

Plush Denali trim; rugged AT4 variant; lower starting price.

Which One is Right for Me?

The 2022 Honda Passport delivers solid performance from its V6 powertrain and plenty of room for five passengers and their gear. The new TrailSport package builds on Passport’s off-road capability.

The 2022 GMC Terrain spans both luxury and off-road needs with its Denali and AT4 trims. Which model you choose depends on whether you spend more time at the country club or in the backwoods.

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

2022 Honda Passport 2022 GMC Terrain
Popular Powertrains
Engine 3.5-liter V6 1.5-liter turbo I4
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm 203 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
Transmission 9-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (20 city/25 hwy) 27 mpg (25 city/30 hwy)
Also Available AWD 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 5 stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 111.0 inches 107.3 inches
Overall Length 190.5 inches 182.3 inches
Width 78.6 inches 72.4 inches
Height 71.6 inches 65.4 inches
Turning Diameter 39.5 feet 37.4 feet
Headroom, Front 40.1 inches 40.0 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.1 inches 38.5 inches
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom, Rear 39.6 inches 39.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 62.0 inches 57.2 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 61.9 inches 55.6 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 115.9 cubic feet 103.2 cubic feet
EPA Cargo Volume 41.2/77.9 cubic feet 29.6/63.3 cubic feet