Honda Posts Pricing for Passport

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Sitting as Honda’s entrant into the brutally competitive midsize two-row crossover game, the Passport walks a decent line between the smaller CR-V and three-row Pilot. For 2024, its prices creep slightly northward – except for one trim which will force customers to open their wallets just a little bit further.

A trio of trims await: EX-L, TrailSport, and a Black Edition. It’s the latter which sees the biggest apples-to-apples increase, usurping last year’s Elite trim and bringing a roughly $1,400 jump in price to land at $47,970 before fees and taxes. The other two models are up less than a thousand bucks to $41,900 and $44,500 for the EX-L and TrailSport, respectively.

The new boss is the same as the old boss for 2024, with Honda gifting only the slightest of changes to the rig overall. All trims benefit from a new center console featuring a freshly rethought armrest and better storage characteristics. The center bin can now apparently swallow a full-size tablet, while an improved tray fore of the shifter is commodious enough to accept a couple of smartphones side-by-each.

TrailSport trims bring a skiff of extra off-road capability compared to past efforts. Honda says this model has a suspension tuned for off-roading thanks to increased wheel articulation and improved ride quality on the trails. Sure beats a cynical stickers-and-wallpaper effort aimed at wannabe overlanders. The TrailSport also includes the Passport's first application of all-terrain tires in the form of 18-inch General Grabber A/T Sport rubber with a decent sidewall.

Other than that, changes are basically limited to a new paint color and the aforementioned Black Edition which supplants the old Elite. It has the expected blackout treatments for exterior trim, along with red-accented perforated upholstery on its seats and red lighting scattered about the interior. Oh, and scheduled maintenance is now covered for the first two years or 24,000 miles, though powertrains remain unchanged.

The 2024 Passport should be rolling into dealerships soon.

[Image: Honda]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Steve Biro Steve Biro on Oct 26, 2023

    Still, the Passport’s base price has soared by $10K or more in a fairly short period of time. This was not all - or even mostly - inflation.

    • Daniel J Daniel J on Oct 26, 2023

      They got rid of the base stripper a few years ago. Exl is the base trim.

  • BlackEldo BlackEldo on Oct 26, 2023

    Who's even looking at these when the all new Pilot is out? I assume a new Passport based on that should be coming soon, but not soon enough it seems.

  • V16 2025 VW GLI...or 2025 Honda Civic SI? Same target audience, similar price points. Both are rays of sun in the gray world of SUV'S.
  • FreedMike Said this before and I'll say it again: I'm not that exercised about this whole "pay for a subscription" thing, as long as the deal's reasonable. And here's how you make it reasonable: offer it a monthly charge. Let's say that adaptive headlights are a $500 option on this vehicle, and the subscription is $15 a month, or $540 over a three year lease. So you try the feature for a month, and if you like it, you keep it; if you don't, then you discontinue it, like a Netflix subscription. In any case, you didn't get charged $500 up front the feature. That's not a bad deal.In my case, let's say VW offers an over the air chip reflash that gives me another 25 hp. The total price of the upgrade is $1,000 (which is what a reflash would cost you in the aftermarket). If they offered me a one time monthly subscription for $50 to try it out, I'd take it. In other words, maybe the news isn't all bad.
  • 2ACL A good car, but - at least in this configuration -not one that should command a premium. Its qualities just aren't as enduring as those of Honda's contemporary sports cars. For better or worse, this is a formula they remain able to replicate.
  • Jalop1991 I just read that Tesla's profits are WAY down "as the electric vehicle company has faced both more EV competition from established automakers and a slowing of overall EV sales growth." This Cadillac wouldn't help Tesla at all, but the slowing market of EV sales overall means this should be a halo/boutique car. Regardless, yes, they should make it.
  • FreedMike It's just a damn shame that Alfa never conquered its' quality demons in time for the Giulia and Stelvio to hit the market - these are loaded with personality, and we need more product like that.