Honda in 2023: models and changes | Automotive News
If Honda does not offer the most exciting range in the industry, on the other hand we can say an unbeatable quality. Reliability, likewise, is also a benchmark in the entire automotive world.
For 2023, the Japanese automaker plans to introduce revised versions of its Accord, Pilot, Ridgeline and Odyssey models, while the company’s first electric SUV is expected in the Prologue.
The Accord changes completely as the 11th generation model comes upon us. The sedan was presented in November. On the company’s Canadian site, the 2023 version has yet to appear at the time of this writing.
What we do know is that there are three variants in the catalog here: EX, Sport, Touring. The latter two will benefit from a hybrid engine, a strategy that is on the menu with the model that will leave us. The company is betting big on it and estimates that 50% of sales can be attributed to it. The mechanics will be the same as used in the CR-V SUV, a 2-liter 4-cylinder that offers 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.
Otherwise, the base version will offer a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder. The latter will benefit from some improvements, but offer the same benefits (192 horsepower and as many lb-ft of torque) as the 2022.
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The Civic was completely redesigned in the summer of 2021 for the year 2022. Since then, different variants have appeared one after the other, from the sedan to the Type R variant, through the model of hatchback and Si version. So it took a little while for one to come full circle, but all Civics are new by 2023.
So nothing will be new this year, except for the Type R which will debut as a 2023 model. While the Civic is still worth it, the price hike across the lineup is a bitter disappointment for the consumer. The Civic has always been offered in an affordable way. This is no longer the case.
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Here’s another one featuring a new outfit for 2023. Here, we can look at the glass half full or half empty.
Admirers of the old HR-V and its incredible cargo capacity were disappointed by its Magic Seat technology in the rear.
The HR-V we get is now based on the Civic. It offers less cargo space, but a more luxurious and better soundproofed cocoon. Its drive is also more focused, but its 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that offers 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque has its hands full when you want to push the engine a little.
It is not the purpose of this urban vehicle that appeals to the masses, it must be emphasized. Those who now find the CR-V too expensive will turn to it, even if it, too, is a bit pricey.
The good thing is that it will be as reliable as possible and the build quality is on point. A safe bet.
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Here is another model that is brand new for the year 2023. We are talking above all about a wonderful evolution, not a revolution. What is really new for Canadian buyers is the arrival of a hybrid version that is offered in two ways, just like the gasoline model. The mechanics are the same as those found in the Accord, except that the 1.5-liter block offers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
In this model, we are swimming in familiar territory. The quality is there, the driving experience is enhanced thanks to a stronger chassis; the CR-V is more powerful than ever.
The disappointment, as we saw with the Civic, is the price range. The base version is around $37,000 and can easily leave a dealership with a hybrid variant over $50,000.
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The Passport was presented in 2020. This reduced format of the Pilot offers a five-seater interior layout and a slightly sporty and tighter driving experience, without experiencing comfort. Its styling was slightly reworked in 2022 to match the brand’s new products, with minor changes for 2023.
Taking advantage of the same engine as the Pilot, the Passport is still equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Like its cousin, it is not cheap, but this theme is now common with this manufacturer.
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2023 Honda Pilot Trail Sport
Another model presented in a new configuration for 2023. Perhaps this is the one that benefits from the best improvement in terms of design. From a completely unobtrusive SUV that can’t be seen on the road, it becomes a more assertive style adventurer, especially in the new TrailSport version. It still offers a seven- or eight-seat interior configuration, along with a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
Note that this engine is associated with a 10-speed automatic transmission instead of a CVT as is the case with the automatic transmission models we have described so far.
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This model should be shown more officially throughout the year. The company’s first electric SUV is the result of a partnership with General Motors, which means this model will be based on the American manufacturer’s Ultium platform.
The first images of the vehicle were shared last fall by Honda.
More details will follow later in the year when we will be shown the production version, along with a technical data sheet that will tell us everything we want to know about this electric vehicle.
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In the case of the Odyssey minivan, it’s in the rear view mirror that you have to look, because this model was renewed for the last time for the year 2018. Rumors are talking about a new generation for 2024 , which means that we may get some news throughout the year.
It is possible that hybridity will be present with the next vintage of this minivan, considering that it is offered by two competitors (Chrysler and Toyota).
In the meantime, the model still represents a safe bet for die-hards who have always found, with good reason, that a minivan remains the most practical vehicle for the family.
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No changes will be reported for the 2023 Ridgeline pickup, but considering it’s the oldest vehicle in the automaker’s lineup (2017), we can also expect an announcement soon about the next generation. Like the Odyssey, we have to think about a new model by the end of this year or the beginning of next.
When it comes to style, one only has to look at the Pilot to understand what awaits us in the next generation, as the two models share the structure and mechanics. Moreover, we should not expect anything revolutionary for this model that already has loyal and acquired clients.
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