offers a couple of choices for the midsize SUV segment: Pilot and Passport. Both SUVs have multiple strengths, but the 2023 Honda Pilot has one advantage over the 2023 Honda Passport: a great redesign.
Unlike the 2023 Honda Passport, the 2023 Honda Pilot has a redesign
has revamped its SUV lineup for the 2023 model year. The Japanese automaker unveiled the redesigned HR-V subcompact for the first time, followed by the compact CR-V. And now, the 2023 Honda Pilot midsize SUV also gets a redesign. However, the 2023 Honda Passport is the only model in the lineup that hasn’t received a redesign. It hasn’t had a major overhaul in four years. For those drawn to the latest look for a midsize SUV, the Pilot is the best choice.
, a strong horizontal beltline and flared fenders. In addition, at the rear of the vehicle, there is a new body-colored roof spoiler and LED taillights. In addition, the bonnet is longer and the A-pillars are set back.
In addition, the redesigned midsize SUV has a new off-road model with Pilot TrailSport trim. It’s even more rugged than the standard model and has a number of features to make off-road excursions easier. This includes a TrailWatch camera system, an off-road system with trail torque logic, stabilizer bars and 18-inch wheels with inserted spokes.
The 2023 Pilot has a more spacious cabin than the 2023 Passport
The 2023 Honda also gets a revamped cabin. With the redesign, the Pilot has grown in size, resulting in a more spacious interior. With its three-row layout, it seats up to eight people and has a total passenger volume of 158.4 cubic feet. By comparison, the 2023 Honda Pilot has two rows, a five-passenger capacity, and 114.9 cubic feet of passenger space.
In addition, the pilot offers more storage space. It offers a maximum cargo capacity of 113.7 cubic feet, compared to the Passport’s 100.8 cubic feet. In addition, it offers additional storage capacity thanks to its multitude of storage compartments and cup holders.
In addition, the cockpit has a more modern and refined look. It’s also more comfortable, exemplified by the new body-stabilizing seats, which reduce fatigue on long rides. Additionally, the midsize SUV offers a quieter ride with soundproofing materials that minimize vibration.
More ways the Honda Pilot is better than the Passport
There are other ways the 2023 Pilot is better than the 2023. Both midsize SUVs have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, but the Pilot’s is slightly more powerful. It produces 285 horsepower, while that of the Passport generates 280 horsepower. The pilot is also slightly more efficient. It has gas mileage rated up to 22 combined mpg, compared to 21 combined mpg for the Passport.
Also, the pilot is cheaper. It has a starting price of $39,150 MSRP, while the Passport starts at $41,100 MSRP.
With its outstanding redesign, the 2023 Honda Pilot has a huge advantage over the 2023 Honda Passport. The redesign doesn’t necessarily mean the Pilot is a better overall vehicle, but it is something for midsize buyers to consider.