The trio of trim levels for the 2023 Passport are the base EX-L, the extra-tough TrailSport, and the plush Elite. As mentioned, they have a 280 hp six-cylinder engine and standard AWD; the transmission is a nine-speed automatic. You expect a utility vehicle to tow, and this one comes through with up to 5,000 pounds of capacity. The EPA has estimated that the ’23 Honda Passport achieves 19 miles per gallon around town and 24 mpg on the highway.
Some highlights of the EX-L’s standard equipment roster are tri-zone auto climate control, a power liftgate, LED headlights, a moonroof, and heated exterior mirrors with reverse-gear tilt-down and integrated turn-signal indicators. It also has dual exhaust pipes, rear privacy glass, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats (power-adjustable and heated in the front row), a one-touch fold-down 60/40-split rear seatback, and position memory for the driver’s seat and side mirrors.
The TrailSport is ready to leave the pavement with its all-terrain tires and LED fog lights, but it’s also more practical with standard roof rails, all-season floor mats, power-folding side mirrors, a 115V power outlet, and heated windshield-wiper zone. Orange interior contrast stitching and amber-colored ambient interior lighting set it apart visually. The Elite drops the orange contrast stitching, aggressive tires, and all-season floor mats in favor of the elevated experience of a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and auto-dimming side mirrors. The second row gets its own climate controls and heated rear outboard seats. There’s also an overhead console conversation mirror, interior mood lighting in white, and front seatback pockets with device storage.
Honda Sensing is the automaker’s proprietary suite of advanced driver-assist technologies. Every trim is set up with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
All of the Passport’s occupants can stay charged and connected thanks to a complete array of infotainment features. All trims have three USB charging ports (one in the center console and two in the second row), three 12V power outlets (two up front and one in the cargo area), wireless phone charging, and Honda’s CabinControl system, which lets passengers control some vehicle functions remotely.
The EX-L gets the most basic infotainment system, containing an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an audio system with seven speakers. In the TrailSport, the infotainment functions can also be controlled using voice recognition; this version also gets navigation. The Elite’s hallmarks are a Wi-Fi hotspot and a top-grade audio system with 10 speakers.
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