Prepare your wallet, the 2023 Honda Passport is not cheap

We shouldn’t be surprised by the increase in SUV prices, but the Honda Passport just gave us another shock. The Passport has already made some moves that have sent prices skyrocketing. Now the price of Honda Passport 2023 is increasing again.

How much does the 2023 Honda Passport cost?

2023 Honda Passport Sonic Gray Pearl | Honda

Pricing for the 2023 Honda Passport starts at $42,395. This price includes destination charges of $1,295. According to Car Scoops, the price is up $2,700 over the outgoing model, but that’s not bad news since all-wheel drive is now standard.

However, adding all-wheel drive to SUVs usually costs around $1,500, so $2,700 is a bit extreme. The increase comes after the lowest-priced Sport trim was discontinued last year, which resulted in a price increase starting with a base model of $5,080.

The Passport sits between the smaller Honda CR-V and the larger Honda Pilot models. The Pilot offers an advantage by offering seating for up to seven passengers. The 2022 Pilot starts at $38,080 before adding all-wheel drive and destination fees, so it might be cheaper than the Passport.

Is Passport 2023 worth buying?

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Yes, the 2023 Honda Passport is worth buying. It serves as a roomy SUV with the perfect blend of utility, comfort, and athleticism. Although it’s bigger, it’s nimble and easy to navigate around town for commuting and adventure.

The Passport got a facelift for 2022 and remains much the same for 2023. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Passport can accelerate from 0-60mph in around 6.8 seconds, which is great for the class.

Although the suspension is a bit stiff, body movements are smaller, bumps are controlled well enough for a comfortable ride. Plus, wind and road noise are kept at bay for a quiet interior.

However, the brakes are a little spongy. Plus, it only gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway.

When properly equipped, the Passport can tow up to 5,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,332 lbs. It can carry mid-size amps and larger RVs.

You can access up to 41.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and up to 77.9 cubic feet in total, according to Edmund’s measurements. The standover height is a bit high, but it is easy to install child seats.

Does Passport 2023 include sufficient value?

Interior of the 2022 Honda Passport
Interior of the 2022 Honda Passport | Honda

The 2023 Honda Passport includes tons of value. The standard EX-L trim kicks things off with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, heated seats, wireless phone charger wire, heated seats, power seats and keyless entry.

Every model comes standard with all-wheel-drive, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and parking sensors.

You need to upgrade to the Elite trim to access ventilated seats, hands-free power tailgate, heated steering wheel, 10-speaker premium audio system and Honda Connected Services.

Although the Passport offers tons of standard features to provide comfort and convenience, we wish it was more affordable. Those who don’t need the AWD will have to shell out the extra money.

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