Another entry-level Honda bit the dust. Not long after we discovered the facility Honda Civic LX trim has met its manufacturer in both sedan and hatchback body styles, CarsDirect to focus one seller Instructions for the upcoming model year have revealed the entry-level front-wheel drive Honda Passport EX-L will be no longer available for 2023. Honda’s US distributor confirms it. The four-wheel drive Passport EX-L becomes the new standard for entry, the Passport is now an AWD-only proposition. As expected and as shown on the configuration, this raises the price to get in two rows focused on off-road intersection to $42,395 after the $1,295 destination fee. The new base model is $3,300 more than our most recent price for the FWD Passport EX-L and $1,200 more than our most recent price for the AWD EX-L.
Honda introduces Passport for the 2019 model year with prices starting at $33,085. Elite trim top launches with MSRP of $40,325; that’s up to $47,855 for 2023. Obviously, the model was launched as a midsize car for the adventurous still finding their way, but to be fair, the Ford Edge 2022 AWD is just a knife. ranging from $39,440 to $47,980.
Honda has streamlined the lines this way over the past few years. In addition to the Civic far ahead of the LX, the 2023 CR-V also no longer counts as the LX version. Passport has ditched the old entry-level Sport version for 2022. The Ridgeline pickup drops the sole front-wheel drive version for 2021. Honda’s only crossover under $30,000 more is the all-wheel drive HR-V LX. pre-order with a starting price of $24,895. Then there’s the front-wheel-drive CR-V EX, which starts at $32,355.
At the moment, the cheapest two-row Passport costs $3,020 more than the cheapest three-row Pilot, the bigger brother maintaining the FWD EX-L variant for now. Similarly, the Passport EX-L AWD costs $1,020 more than the Pilot EX-L AWD. However, there are major changes to the Pilot lineup, Next Generation Pilots 2023 are waiting in the wingsits coming soon and the price is bound to skyrocket.