Ralph Honda has an extensive inventory of 2023 Honda Passport models, offered in a wide variety of trims, colors, and features. This incredibly spacious midsize SUV is perfect for individual drivers or large families. In this ultra-competitive segment, an SUV must come packed with technology and convenience features that make it stand out among its increasing competition. For Honda, the 2023 Passport is a standout midsize SUV with all the gadgets that today's drivers need in a modern vehicle. It's a well-rounded vehicle with impactful design, advanced safety features, and a powertrain that's fun to drive without sacrificing efficiency. Plus, because it's a Honda, you know you're getting a value-packed vehicle that will last you for years to come.
If you're familiar with the Honda Pilot, the Passport is a smaller counterpart that takes a lot of inspiration from the three-row SUV. For 2023, it comes in three appealing trim levels, including the EX-L, TrailSport, and Elite. At Ralph Honda, all three trim levels are available for viewing and test driving when you're ready to experience this unique SUV for yourself. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff can answer all your questions about the Passport's features and familiarize you with how this SUV can improve your daily commute. Before you come in and check out this amazing midsize SUV, let's review some of the Passport's key features and how they can take your driving experience to new exciting heights.
The 2023 Honda Passport offers stellar performance. It has a thoughtfully designed powertrain that delivers competent acceleration, smooth ride quality, and enough fuel economy to save you time and money at the pump. It also comes with towing power, so you can outfit your Passport with a tow hitch and bring more on your adventures. It offers variable driving modes, as well as other features that are ideal for off-roading conditions.
A high-quality suspension absorbs uneven road conditions, delivering a better ride quality that lessens the impact of uncomfortable bumps from potholes, gravel, and other unfavorable road conditions. Finally, the 2023 Passport is equipped with all-season tires that better your grip on the road, especially in rainy and snowy conditions.
The standard engine on each 2023 Passport is a 3.5L V6, producing an exhilarating 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, your Passport can tow up to 5,000 lbs, enough for a small boat, trailer, or snowmobile. The steering responds instantaneously to your demands, delivering sharp handling along turns and windy roads. If you plan on off-roading with your Passport, you'll appreciate the Intelligent Traction Management system that comes standard on every model. It includes three specific driving modes: Snow, Sand, and Mud. Using the Intelligent Traction Management system optimizes your Passport's performance when navigating one of these terrains, and its 8.1 inches of ground clearance also comes in handy when you go off-roading.
The Passport works with an internal Eco Assist System to regulate gas consumption and make the powertrain more efficient. The V6 delivers an EPA-estimated 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway, for a combined total of 21 MPG. It also has helpful features like Hill Start Assist for when you're parked on either an uphill or downhill incline. All three trim levels work with a 9-speed automatic transmission that moves seamlessly through gear ratios.
Honda understands that before anyone decides to purchase their next vehicle, it's important to assess the safety and driver assistance features available with that vehicle. With more great technology now than ever, Honda has incorporated a generous suite of standard safety and driver assistance features across its lineup. Every 2023 Passport includes the Honda Sensing package, which features sensors, radar, and cameras to deliver warnings and initiate braking to help drivers mitigate potential collisions. While paying attention and practicing safe driving habits is still important, it helps to have a vehicle that sends you real-time alerts and is designed with your safety in mind.
The Honda Sensing suite includes a generous number of features to help you drive safer. This includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High Beam headlights. Thanks to this collection of safety and driver assistance features, the Honda Passport has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While it's crucial to be able to invest in a vehicle loaded with safety and driver assistance features, it's also important that you're driving off in a vehicle that's been deemed to be reliable. Reliability means that you won't be caught off guard by costly mechanical repairs or worried you'll unexpectedly break down on the side of the road. Honda is known for building quality vehicles that can easily reach six figures on the odometer when properly maintained. In fact, in 2022, the Honda Passport earned the "Best 2-Row SUV for Families" award and the 2021 "Best 2-Row SUV for the Money" award from the U.S. News and World Report. That means you can feel confident you're driving an SUV that will last you and your family for years to come.
The 2023 Passport is outfitted with all sorts of technology, making commuting more comfortable and convenient. That includes entertainment tech that keeps you and the whole family entertained, soft and durable materials that stay looking great and resist wear and tear, and user-friendly features that make life a little easier. Choose the base level EX-L for a no-frills interior, or move to one of the higher trims for more bells and whistles.
Many high-end features come standard on every model of the Passport. For example, all three come with leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, a power moonroof, and power front-seated with memory settings to save your favorite position with just the touch of a button. Each Passport includes an intuitively designed touchscreen infotainment center compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and offers wireless phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity. Every vehicle has Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, helpful for when you don't have a free hand to dig for keys.
Within the different trim levels, some unique qualities might sway you to choose either the EX-L, the TrailSport, or the Elite. If you enjoy a custom-feeling interior, the TrailSport offers orange stitching within the leather upholstery that delivers a unique contrast of color. The Elite trim comes with heated and ventilated front seats that keep you comfortable all year round. While all three have quality sound systems, the Elite steps it up a notch with a 10-speaker, 540-watt audio system. Also, three models have a power tailgate, but only the Elite comes with a hands-free configuration. Finally, all three have different ambient lighting settings inside the cabin; there's no additional lighting on the EX-L, Amber ambient LED lighting on the TrailSport, and white LED lighting on the Elite.