One of the best midsize 2-row crossover SUVs, the 2023 Honda Passport, is confirmed for the next year. The Passport model has been around a couple of years, but in 2023 it will receive some significant changes. Generally speaking, this model is an excellent choice for those looking for an SUV that can handle rough roads easily without sacrificing comfort. In the Honda hierarchy, the Passport slots between the compact CR-V and midsize 3-row Pilot.
The new variant should look more attractive than the outgoing, thanks to the revised grille and slimmer LED headlight. On top of that, it will introduce more quality materials inside, and plenty of standard equipment. Powered by the potent 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Passport produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Honda Passport Redesign
Like the previous generation, the new one will be still based on the Honda Pilot. Overall, this is great, considering that the Pilot is one of the most selling SUVs in the class. However, the Passport is six inches shorter, an inch wider, and rides almost an inch higher.
Generally speaking, the Passport is more rugged and arguably better proportioned than the Pilot. It features an attractive grille that will be revised for 2023, as well as the headlights. On top of that, the standard 20-inch alloy wheels enhance the Passport`s off-road abilities.
2022 vs. 2023 Honda Passport Interior
The main difference between the outgoing and the new model is in standard equipment. Firstly, the 2023 Honda Passport will introduce more soft-touch materials and better quality. Generally speaking, all Honda models are known for durability and expect no less from the Passport model. From the information that we got, the manufacturer will make some corrections in terms of equipment.
The standard package now includes a larger 10.1-inch touch screen, Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay, and much more. On top of that, users can easily access their favorite apps from Google Play or iTunes Store on one seamless interface. The seating layout will remain unchanged, and there should be up to 77.9 cubic feet of the cargo area. Moreover, this is far more storage than the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan Murano.
Under the hood, the 2023 Honda Passport uses a powerful machine. This unit consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. As standard, it goes with the front wheels (FWD) or all four (AWD), depending on trim level. Like before, the manufacturer paired this engine with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission.
However, many of its rivals use continuously variable transmission (CVT), which delivers quieter operations. Besides, the engine has variable cylinder management, Eco Assist, and a stop/restart function for optimum fuel efficiency when idling.
2023 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2023 Honda Passport is one year away. According to many reports, the forthcoming SUV should introduce a more attractive appearance than the outgoing one.
Moreover, this model is way better in the resale value department than the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, Chevy Blazer, and Nissan Murano. It starts at $33,700, including the destination charge, and it can go to $45,000 with the range-topping Elite trim level.