Vehicles like the Honda Crosstour, Subaru Outback, and Toyota Venza aren’t exactly what driving enthusiasts drool over, but the segment is important enough that all three crossovers are being refreshed for the 2012 New York auto show.
Technically the Crosstour is just a concept, though it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to visualize the production Crosstour. Lose the 19-inch wheels, perhaps the silver accent on the rocker cladding, and you’re pretty much looking at the 2013 Honda Crosstour. Of course the only part of the concept that really looks much different from the current Crosstour is the front fascia. Honda just wants to keep the Crosstour in step with the changes to the 2013 Accord family.
We’re told to expect a variety of new safety technologies about the Crosstour, but Honda officials declined to discuss that in any real depth. They want to wait until the Accord goes on sale before showing off the Crosstour’s interior. We do know the 2013 Crosstour will go on sale this fall and LaneWatch, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning systems will be available.
Although Honda isn’t sharing fuel economy estimates, V-6 Crosstour models receive a six-speed automatic transmission that should yield best in class fuel economy. It’s expected the four-cylinder models will retain the current 21/29 mpg ratings because they will continue to use the five-speed automatic.
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