Sporty and Affordable: The Perfect Honda SUV for Adventurous Recent Grads

Published: 06-19-2023

Honda Dealers Blog Post

Honda engineers have curated an exciting lineup of SUVs ranging from compact to full-sized to meet the needs of any young adventurer. The Honda Graduate Program* also makes it more convenient than ever for college graduates to get behind the wheel of their favorite Honda SUV model like the 2023 Pilot or CR-V.  

The Honda Graduate Program allows students and recent grads to get a $500 toward a 2023 Honda as congratulations for their hard-earned achievement. 

To qualify for the offer students need to provide:

  • Proof of employment or proof of commitment from an employer
  • Graduated within the last 2 years or will graduate within the next 6 months
  • Standard credit and documentation requirements from your Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers

2023 Honda Pilot 

The 2023 Honda Pilot is a full-sized SUV that delivers plenty of space for any journey. Standard Pilot interiors comfortably seat 8 passengers while still providing storage. That means there’s room for family, friends, and any equipment you need for work or a weekend trip. Honda engineers have even developed 6 different trim options for the Pilot to better meet each driver’s needs. 


The most noticeable difference in the 2023 Pilot TrailSport from previous trim models is that it features 2 interior captain’s chairs and only has seating for 7 passengers. The interior of the TrailSport also includes unique synthetic leather with orange stitching. This trim option is only available in all-wheel drive. Customizable drive modes include Normal, ECON, Snow, Tow, Sport, Trail, and Sand. No matter what terrain the Missouri wilderness has to offer, the 2023 Pilot TrailSport can handle it. 


The 2023 Pilot Elite is the most fully loaded of the full-sized SUV models. This trim includes a perforated leather interior, a hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a gloss black front grille, and more. While the TrailSport focuses on rugged handling, the Elite provides ultimate comfort and style combined with all-wheel drive ability.

Visit Mid Missouri Honda Dealers Today

Our team is always happy to help young drivers get behind the wheel of their favorite Honda SUVs. Visit your nearest Mid Missouri Honda Dealers today to learn more about all 2023 Pilot trims from the LX all the way to the Elite. 

*Get $500 off any 2023 or newer Honda. For well-qualified customers who meet Honda Graduate Program criteria, subject to approval by Honda Financial Services (HFS). Only one $500 Honda College Graduate offer per vehicle. $500 towards Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold Honda vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer applies to eligible college graduates who have graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a master's, bachelor's or associate's degree from a U.S.-accredited college or registered nursing school. Offer valid through 4/1/2024 and may be terminated at any time.