2023 Honda Passport Preview: Redesign, Trailsport, Release Date, Changes

Honda’s mid-size two-row SUV is very capable and extremely practical and after the recent update, we are pretty sure that the current generation will remain in production for at least a few more years. So, the 2023 Honda Passport should bring a familiar design, which has just been updated. There is a new styling, as well as some novelties regarding new features and special versions. For the next year, we don’t believe that the Japanese manufacturer could bring anything more than minor tweaks.

So, you may expect to see familiar pros and cons of this crossover. When it comes to things we really like about it, one of the first things that come to mind is the spacious and super-practical cabin. We also like the interior quality, as well as the generous list of standard and available features, as well as the capable and very refined engine. On the other hand, the main complaints go to things like an unimpressive infotainment system and high starting price.

As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Honda Passport will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.

2023 Honda Passport

2023 Honda Passport Design

The current generation has been around for a while but the recent update has brought a lot of novelties. This clearly indicates that the 2023 Honda Passport is about to carry on without more important changes. The 2022 model has brought a new styling, more aggressive and more prominent, which makes this SUV way more desirable. Combined with other SUVs qualities, we have no doubt that the current generation will remain a desirable choice for a few more years.

The next year shouldn’t bring any notable changes. Of course, we can always see things like new color options but anything more than that would be a real surprise. On the other hand, some new special versions don’t sound particularly likely, especially after the recent launch of the TrailBoss edition. This version comes with more rugged styling, as well as upgraded suspension, unique wheels, upgraded tires, wider track, and similar upgrades.

Interior

On the inside, the recent update didn’t bring any notable changes, which was pretty much expected. Simply, the current model already looks really nice from the inside. We like the dashboard design, as well as the build quality. The materials are nice, while the offer of tech and convenience features is more than decent.

However, the main strength of this crossover is interior space and overall practicality. In this aspect, the Passport really shines. It comes with two really spacious rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the front seats are comfortable and offer decent support, while the driving position is typical for Honda – excellent.

2023 Honda Passport Interior

The cargo area is even more impressive this SUV offers over 50 cubic feet behind the second row and over 100 cubic feet behind the first row of seats, which is way more than you get from direct competitors like Ford Edge and Chevy Blazer. Moreover, it’s way more than you get from most three-row crossovers.

Features

This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger changes either. The 2023 Passport should carry on in the same way, with standard features like an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote start, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a moonroof, navigation, a 10-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, and a 115-volt household-style power outlet.

When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a road departure mitigation system.

2023 Honda Passport Engines

Things under the hood definitely won’t change. So, you may count on a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission and besides strong performances, it also offers a high level of overall refinement. All this makes the ride really pleasant.

When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the class.

2023 Honda Passport TrailSport

2023 Honda Passport Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2023 Honda Passport will arrive sometime in a typical time of the year, sometime in the last quarter of 2022. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 35.000 dollars.

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