Unlike the three-row Pilot, the 2023 Honda Passport won’t receive a complete redesign. The current generation has just been updated and we are pretty sure it will remain in production for a few more years. The recent update has brought a lot of novelties, starting from the upgraded styling. So, we are pretty sure that the current model will remain fresh in the following years. However, we won’t exclude the possibility to see things like new visual packages, color options and additional standard equipment.
All in all, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This model offers decent off-road performances, a very spacious cabin and a well-known V6 engine. Furthermore, we like the interior quality, as well as a decent list of standard equipment. Finally, the ride feels very balanced and we have no doubt that most drivers will be satisfied with it.
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t occur, we believe that the 2023 Honda Passport will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022.
2023 Honda Passport Redesign
Design-wise, the 2023 Honda Passport will certainly continue in the same way. The recent update has brought a lot of novelties and we have no doubt that the next year’s model will continue with all of them. The first thing that comes to mind is the styling, which has been significantly improved. The new model looks way better, thanks to new headlights and a more prominent, pretty massive grille. Furthermore, there are new bumpers as well as a couple more upgrades.
We also like the new TrailSport model, which brings a couple of unique features, including new wheels and upgraded tires. Also, the new Passport can be equipped with Honda Performance Development (HDP) appearance package, which includes a unique grille, black fender flares, specific wheels, and an HDP graphic on the rear fenders.
The same thing goes for the interior design – we don’t expect to see any significant changes. The overall layout will remain the same and that refers to the TrailSport model as well. This version comes with unique orange stitching on seats and around the cabin. Other than that, all models are pretty much the same. The cabin offers a relatively classic look, but the overall quality is really impressive. Fit and finish is excellent, while materials promise years of exploitation.
Besides good overall quality, this SUV offers plenty of interior space. Both rows are very generous and accommodate adults with ease. Also, the front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent. The cargo area offers impressive capacity. You may count on up to 50.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 100.8 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s the highest rating among two-row mid-size SUVs by a large margin, and also more than you get from many three-row SUVs, including Toyota Highlander, Subaru Ascent etc.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible. So, we might see a couple of new things on the list of standard equipment for the 2023 Passport. However, most of the things are about to remain the same. So, the list of standard features should include goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as goodies like remote start, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control. When it comes to options, you can get things 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.
In terms of safety, all models will come standard with things like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and more.
2023 Honda Passport Engine
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. The 2023 Honda Passport will continue with the same, good-old 3.5-liter V6, which proved itself as one of the best gasoline engines around. It is reliable and, at the same time, incredibly smooth, which has a huge impact on the ride quality. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which works well and also offers different drive modes, depending on the surface. The total power goes around 280 horsepower, which is enough to move this engine with authority.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
2023 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
Since there are no changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Honda Passport will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The starting price should go around 33.000 dollars, while the key competitors will be models like Ford Edge, Nissan Murano etc.