2023 Honda Passport

Starting MSRP 

$35,740

Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 Honda Passport
fuel economy

20/22/25

fuel type

-

horsepower

144 hp

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Subtle exterior design

Unimpressive ride quality over untoward surfaces

No major changes expected

Jaunty V6 engine

Expensive, as compared to rivals

Capable off-roader

Capacious cabin

2023 Honda Passport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Slotted between the Honda CR-V and the flagship Pilot SUV, the Honda Passport is a delightful option. Despite falling into the affordable midsize SUV class, the vehicle holds the potential to compete against rivals above its class. It is generously equipped, comes with a stellar exterior fascia, and has ample space to offer on the inside. It is, well and truly, a family hauler, and though its pricing can be worrisome for some buyers, the refined engine dynamics and decent off-road capabilities easily justify its price tag.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Midsize Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

Base$35,740 Est. onwards


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17

2022 Honda Passport Elite

Elite 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$43,902
Est. $596/mo
Good deal
$3,718 Below market
RMV: $47,620
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $47,225
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8

2022 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$38,870
Est. $527/mo
Good deal
$3,183 Below market
RMV: $42,053
Alexandria, LA
MSRP $38,870
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25

2022 Honda Passport Elite

Elite 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$44,050
Est. $598/mo
Good deal
$3,570 Below market
RMV: $47,620
Golden, CO
MSRP $47,050
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2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

TrailSport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$41,354
Est. $561/mo
Good deal
$3,306 Below market
RMV: $44,660
Westminster, MD
MSRP $44,265
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2022 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$38,953
Est. $528/mo
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$3,100 Below market
RMV: $42,053
Homestead, FL
MSRP $39,953
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2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

TrailSport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$41,354
Est. $561/mo
Good deal
$3,306 Below market
RMV: $44,660
Westminster, MD
MSRP $44,265
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2022 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$38,991
Est. $529/mo
Good deal
$3,062 Below market
RMV: $42,053
Davenport, IA
MSRP $41,765
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2022 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$39,027
Est. $529/mo
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$3,026 Below market
RMV: $42,053
Westminster, MD
MSRP $41,765
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2022 Honda Passport EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 280 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$39,028
Est. $529/mo
Good deal
$3,025 Below market
RMV: $42,053
Lisle, IL
MSRP $41,765
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Obsidian Blue Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2023, the Honda Passport remains unchanged. Following a mild redesign in the previous iteration, the upcoming MY is carried forward as is. The potent V6 engine maintains its relevance under the hood and even the trim structure remains intact as before. While final confirmations are yet to be received from the brand, the 2023 Passport is expected to start at just under $40,000. Keeping in mind its capabilities and pricing, the SUV will continue to compete against rivals like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Nissan Murano, and the Ford Edge.


Features

The 2023 Honda Passport will be made available with a similar trim structure as before. These include the base EX-L, TrailSport, and Elite trims. While the mid-level and top-tier options sport a standard AWD setup, the base EX-L offers two drivetrain options. Each trim comes equipped with a standard V6 engine and as for features, the SUV will come with an 8-inch touchscreen system, sunroof, and power liftgate as standard. Currently, it is expected that the Japanese vehicle will be priced at $39,870 for its base trim. While the optional packages are yet to be confirmed, the Honda Passport will be packed to the hilt for added convenience.

Trims

EX-L

TrailSport

Elite

MSRP (FWD) (expected)

$39,870

N/A

N/A

MSRP (AWD) (expected)

$41,870

$44,470

$47,430

Key Features

Front and Rear Performance tires

Adds to or replaces features of EX-L

Adds to or replaces features of TrailSport

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

Front and Rear all-season tires

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Remote Engine Start

Fog Lamps

Rain-sensing wipers

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Power-folding mirrors

10-speaker Premium Sound System

 

Three-zone Climate Control

Navigation System

Ventilated front seats

 

20-inch wheels

18-inch wheels

20-inch wheels with a unique design

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Among the available options, the 2023 Honda Passport EX-L with the AWD setup is the most logical choice. It offers a plethora of standard features, upholds an easy-going ride quality, and keeps the price in check as well. However, if you want a full-blown off-road option, the TrailSport option should be on top of your list.

Release Date

The 2023 Honda Passport release date has not yet been confirmed. However, we expect the SUV to be available at the dealerships around the last quarter of 2022.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 Honda Pilot will continue forward with a similar mechanical setup as before. This engine under the hood is a 3.6L V6 option that produces a healthy 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. It comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission unit and transfers power to the front or all wheels of the vehicle. While the AWD setup is available on all the trims, the front-wheel drivetrain is reserved for the base EX-L trim only. In terms of performance, the SUV secures a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds and can breach the quarter-mile mark in 14.2 seconds. It averages a top speed of 124 MPH, which feels adequate considering its size and dimensions.

Model

2022 Honda Passport

202 Ford Edge

2022 Nissan Murano

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP

$41,870

$38,000

$36,305

$42,120

Engine

3.5L V6

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

4WD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

Power (hp)

280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

250 hp @ 5,500 RPM

260 hp @ 6,000 RPM

293 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

262 lb.-ft @ 4,200 RPM

270 lb.-ft @ 3,000 RPM

240 lb.-ft @ 4,400 RPM

257 lb.-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2 seconds

6.8 seconds

7.5 seconds

7.4 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

14.2 seconds

15.3 seconds

15.7 seconds

15.6 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

124 MPH

130 MPH

120 MPH

117 MPH

In comparison, none of the rivals are as quick as the Honda Passport. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee produces the highest power at 293 horses and bears a distinctive 4WD setup, it ranks at the bottom of the table alongside the Nissan Murano taking 7.5 seconds to the 60mph mark. On the other hand, the 2022 Ford Edge comes closest taking 6.8 seconds to achieve a similar feat, despite housing a turbocharged inline-4 unit. It also manages the highest top speed at 130 MPH.

2023 Honda Passport Ride and Handling

The 2023 Honda Passport is expected to be a cogent option, irrespective of the driving conditions it is put into. In its class, the midsize SUVhas always been revered for its ride quality and its on-road demeanor remains unmatched. It comes with a well-weighted steering wheel that aids the overall handling of the vehicle and despite its considerable dimensions, the Japanese proposition feels easy to control and maneuver. The transmission is smooth and quick to respond and as a result, the acceleration is linear, which allows the driver to gain better control over the SUV. Our only problem with the Passport is its jittery ride quality over uneven surfaces, however, if you want to hit the off-roads, Honda’s TrailSport trim comes in handy.

2023 Honda Passport Braking Performance

The 2023 Passport is yet to be released, so no information regarding the braking performance of the vehicle has been revealed. However, considering that the SUV is a carryover model, the performance of the previous iteration can be used as a reference. In 2022, the Japanese offering managed efficient results in the deceleration but the only problem that prevailed was the vehicle suffering a nosedive in case of emergency situations.

Model

2022 Honda Passport

2022 Ford Edge

2022 Nissan Murano

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

N/A

13.6

12.6

13.9

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

N/A

12.4

12.1

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4,124 lbs

3,978 lbs

4,365 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

124 ft.

In comparison, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the heaviest vehicle and weighs over 4,300 lbs. However, to maintain a respectable braking distance, the SUV comes equipped with large rotors at the front and rear, which measure 13.9 and 13.8 inches, respectively, and takes 124ft to come to a halt from 60 mph. The other SUVs from Fordand Nissan have smaller rotors and weigh lesser, but they have not been put to the test and so, their braking distances cannot be estimated.

Fuel Economy

Unfortunately, the 2023 Honda Passport’s quick acceleration comes at the cost of its fuel efficiency. The SUV manages to average 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. Combined, this figure drops to 21 MPG, which is the lowest in the segment. It even averages the lowest range of 410 miles despite housing a sizable 19.5-gallons fuel tank. While the FWD variants have a slight advantage, the Passport remains fairly behind its competition in this regard. However, if the rumors of a hybrid powertrain being introduced with the SUV do materialize, buyers will have nothing to worry about.

Model

2023 Honda Passport

2022 Ford Edge

2022 Nissan Murano

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MPG (city)

19

21

20

19

MPG (highway)

24

28

28

26

MPG (combined)

21

23

23

22

Fuel capacity (gallons)

19.5-gallons

18.5-gallons

19-gallons

23-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

371/468/409.5 mi

389/518/426 mi

380/532/437 mi

437/598/506 mi

When compared with its rivals, the 2022 Ford Edge and the 2022 Nissan Murano easily lead the segment with highway and combined efficiencies of 28 and 23 MPGs, respectively. The Jeep Grand Cherokee remains a notch below at 22 MPG, however, it still emerges as the segment leader. The American SUV houses the most voluminous fuel tank of 23 gallons, which bestows an overall range of 506 miles. With the kind of statistics it vaunts, the vehicle remains almost 70 miles ahead of its contemporaries when the range is concerned.

Interior

With considerable updates in the previous model year, the 2023 Honda Passport interior will remain as is and we have no complaints about it. The cabin looks ostentatious with impressive material quality and though there are some plasticky elements, the appeal of the interiors remains unwavering. As for practicality, the Passport follows a basic setup. Almost all the controls and features are placed within the driver’s reach and to aid pragmatism, there is ample interior storage space available in the form of seat and door pockets and the central armrest.

In terms of space as well, the 2023 Passport feels cleverly designed. Though statistically, it lags behind the rivals, there is no dearth of space in any row. The front passengers are greeted by large seats that provide ample head and legroom. The power adjustability allows the occupants to find the ideal seating position and considering its height, visibility is never a concern. Even at the back, the story is similar. The second-row bench seat can easily accommodate three passengers and even taller folks will not feel claustrophobic, which makes the SUV a proper family hauler. Additionally, the cargo capacity is also top-notch, with the Japanese contender offering 100.8 cubic feet of trunk volume.

Model

2023 Honda Passport

2022 Ford Edge

2022 Nissan Murano

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/ legroom)

39.5/62/40.9

40.2/60.3/42.6

39.9/59.5/40.5

39.9/59.2/41.3

Second Row (Head/shoulder/ legroom)

40/61.9/39.6

40.3/60.5/40.6

39.8/58.8/39.7

39.4/58/38.2

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

50.5 cu.-ft

39.2 cu.-ft

32.1 cu.-ft

37.7 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

100.8 cu.-ft

73.4 cu.-ft

67 cu.-ft

70.8 cu.-ft

In comparison, every SUV can seat five passengers but each option provides better space in both rows. However, the difference is only diminutive and will not alter the buying decision. On the other hand, when cargo capacity is concerned, no vehicle keeps up with Honda’s offering. The Ford Edge comes the closest at 73.4 cubic feet, but the American SUV alongside the Nissan Murano feels slightly underwhelming in its design. Consequently, only the Jeep Grand Cherokee matches the Passport in terms of overall appeal. 

Some of the key interior features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear-seat climate control

How intuitive is the 2023 Honda Passport’s infotainment system?

The 2023 Honda Passport will come equipped with a standard 8-inch touchscreen display that is easy to use and control. The infotainment system is evenly equipped across all trim levels, with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto being available from the base variant. The system is quick to respond and the standard touchscreen unit is precise in its display and sports a pinch feature for the navigation system. The sound duties are handled by a seven-speaker sound system as standard, however, with the higher trims, a 10-speaker premium unit is also available to the buyers. Both options work effectively and provide stellar performances. Some other salient infotainment features include:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • USB Connection
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite Radio
  • 7-speaker sound system
Exterior

The 2023 Honda Passport will carry a familiar design as the previous iteration. The SUV manages to uphold a subtle aura in a fascia that looks rather rugged. The front grille looks imposing and the overall muscularity of the vehicle is aided by its strong character lines that run through the length of the car. The hood seems chiseled and the headlamps do feel distinct with the daytime running lights being uniquely designed to provide a sharp outlook. Further, elements like a standard roof spoiler, roof rails, and 20-inch alloy wheels ensure that the SUV looks proportionate and can be distinguished from the higher-placed Honda Pilot.

In terms of dimensions, the 2023 Honda Passport lies midway in the segment that it falls in. It is 189.1 inches long and sports a wheelbase of 111 inches. Its height and width are slated at 78.6 and 72.2 inches, but there is no information currently available about the wheelbase and the curb weight of the SUV.

Model

2023 Honda Passport

2022 Ford Edge

2022 Nissan Murano

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4,124 lbs

3,978 lbs

4,365 lbs

Length (in.)

189.1 in

188.8 in

192.8 in

193.5 in

Width (in.)

78.6 in

75.9 in

75.4 in

77.5 in

Height (in.)

72.2 in

68.3 in

67.8 in

70.8 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

N/A

6.9 in

8.4 in

Wheelbase (in.)

111 in

112.2 in

111.8 in

116.7 in

In terms of design, the Jeep Grand Cherokee looks pleasing and aesthetic. It is also the largest in its class. It sports a wheelbase of 116.7 inches and has a total length of 193.5 inches. The ground clearance is also ample at 8.4 inches and it is also the heaviest. On the other hand, the Nissan Murano is the heaviest option at 3,978 lbs despite being larger than most of its rivals.

Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • Chrome lining
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Running Boards
  • 18/20-inch wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Sunroof
Safety

The 2023 Honda Passport is yet to be tested by safety organizations. However, since the vehicle is a carry-forward model, the ratings of the previous year can be considered. With 2022 MY, the SUV managed cent-percent ratings from both NHTSA and IIHS. It comes with standard features like a pre-collision safety system, lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor. Additionally, a Honda Sensing Suite is available across all the trims. Some other standout safety features include:

  • Frontal Collision Mitigation System
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
Competition

2023 Honda Passport vs 2022 Ford Edge

The comparison between the 2023 Passport and the 2022 Ford Edgeis not the most competitive. Compared to the Japanese proposition, the American vehicle looks dated and has an old-school aura to it. It is slower, has lesser passenger space, and is a substandard option when cargo capacity is concerned. Though it gets an advantage in terms of fuel efficiency, the inferior quality of materials and a less ergonomic cabin setup take away value from the SUV. So, in the comparison here, we feel that the Honda Pilot is a more sought-after option.

2023 Honda Passport vs 2022 Nissan Murano

Like the American option, the Nissan Murano is also based on an aging platform. Despite carrying an affordable price tag, the Japanese SUV falls short on several grounds. It is considerably slower than the Honda Passport, is a substandard option that feels jittery due to its CVT transmission, and feels rather unexciting even in terms of ride quality. The interior setup is not the most refined and the cargo capacity also feels underwhelming. So, in a nutshell, the Honda Passport is the more sensible option.

2023 Honda Passport vs 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been recently redesigned, and so, it looks highly novel. The exterior fascia has freshness in its design and even the interior setup feels logical with easily placed buttons. It is easy to drive, resonates with reliability, and is highly efficient. Though it does not offer AWD as standard and is slower than the Honda Passport, its interior space grants practicality to the setup. So, when pitted against each other, both the Japanese and American offerings make for sensible choices and buyers can opt for either of them.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Honda Passport remains unchanged and continues to be a part of a similar generation launched back in 2019. Despite being a four-year-old platform, the Passport continues as a taut SUV that is highly capable. Its standard V6 engine is a delight to drive and grants impressive acceleration. Though ride quality can be slightly inferior on rough patches, Honda’s SUV feels potent in the city limits and grants ample space and comfort to the occupants. Additionally, the cabin is plush and amidst all its strengths and flamboyance, the Japanese vehicle does not forego safety and reliability. So, if you are looking for a comprehensive family hauler, the 2023 MY or even a used 2022 Honda Passport for sale can be logical choices. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35740

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

144 hp

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

189.1 in

wheelbase

111 in

curb weight

4057 lbs

Height

71.6 in

capacity
passenger volume

114.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg


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