Honda has always been known for excellent crossover. However, many of us always had a feeling that something is missing in the company’s lineup. Therefore, the new 2023 Honda Passport is here to fill the gap. It is basically a mid-size crossover, but smaller than Pilot.
Therefore, it will be slotted between the CR-V and Pilot, as a two-row mid-size SUV. The new model looks very promising, as a perfect choice for all those who are looking for something that offers an adventurous spirit, along with the company’s famous quality and practicality.
- Strong off-road performances
- Great-working transmission
- Spacious and comfortable cabin
- Lots of available features
- Too early for complaints
Although with a familiar nameplate, the 2023 Honda Passport will be a completely new model. As we already mentioned, it will be based on the famous Pilot. It will be shorter for about 6 inches but count on the same wheelbase.
In practice, this would mean a much better approach and departure angles, which in practice means much better off-road capabilities. When it comes to the styling, the new model will be heavily based on the Pilot. Count on the Honda’s familiar design language, with the front face that closely resembles the brand’s flagship crossover.
On the other side, most distinctive details will be a lot of black plastic surfaces around fender flares, bumpers, underbody protection and much more.
The interior of the 2023 Honda Passport will be pretty familiar. The whole cabin layout will be pretty similar to the Pilot, especially when it comes to the dashboard design. The dash will look exactly the same as the Pilot, with same controls, instrument cluster etc.
On the other side, this crossover will come with two rows of seating, which clearly indicated that the Passport will compete with models like Nissan Murano, Ford Edge etc. Also, it will compete with more capable crossovers like Grand Cherokee, as well as with an off-road monster Toyota 4Runner.
As a Pilot-based crossover, there is no doubt that the 2023 Honda Passport will feature the same engine as the popular crossover. It is an amazing combination of a familiar 3.5-liter V6 and a 9-speed automatic transmission. A max output goes around 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Count on solid off-road performances, as well as on pretty respectable towing capacity, which goes up 5.000 pounds. Some reports suggest also a hybrid powertrain in the future, though some more precise details are still unavailable.
2020 Honda Passport Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2023 Honda Passport sometime in the second half of the year. Base models will probably go around $30,000.