2012 Honda CrosstourPosted: November 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 New Car Models, Honda | Leave a comment »
The 2012 Honda Crosstour is based on the Accord sedan and combines sedan and SUV attributes resulting in a Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). The 2012 Honda Crosstour successfully combines the sporty roofline of Accord with an aerodynamic look and hatchback flexibility. The 2012 Honda Crosstour competes with Subaru Outback, Toyota Venza and Chevrolet Equinox.
The 2012 Honda Crosstour approaches the crossover SUV formula from sporty and fuel-efficient perspective while also maximizing the versatility, interior’s cargo capacity and premium feel. The 2012 Crosstour is available in EX ( starting at $27,755) and EX-L (MSRP from $ 30,805) trim levels.
The 2012 Honda Crosstour EX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, automatic headlights, foglamps, power front seats, keyless entry, dual zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth and a seven-speaker audio system with a six-CD changer and an iPod/USB interface. The EX-L trim level adds 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, driver seat memory functions, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an upgraded sound system. A voice-activated navigation system is an option for the EX-L.
The Crosstour’s exterior design emphasizes a bold, aerodynamic look that also conceals an accommodating rear cargo area with a large, lift-over tailgate. Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend from the passenger compartment all the way through the cargo area. An under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle adds functionality, while reversible cargo floor panels accommodate dirty objects. Two new colors are available on all 2012 Honda Crosstour models: Basque Red Pearl ( replaces Tango Red Pearl) and Twilight Blue Metallic (replaces Glacier Blue Metallic).
The 2012 Honda Crosstour comes with two available engines. New for 2012 Crosstour is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The other choice is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) for power and efficiency. This VCM system is programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, based on current power requirements. This V6 engine produces 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is the only available transmission for the 2012 Honda Crosstour. Front-wheel drive is standard and the Real Time 4WD system is available on the V6 models.
Safety equipment of the 2012 Honda Crosstour includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, side curtain airbags, driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags, dual-stage front airbags and active front seats head restraints.