The Honda Crosstour is coming back on the market upgraded and improved. This full-size crossover shares many resemblances with the Honda Accord. In fact, it was initially named Accord Crosstour when it was launched in 2009 as a 2010 model. The new 2016 Crosstour is getting a new exterior, some new technology and powertrain changes.
2016 Honda Crosstour – Changes
The new Crosstour looks more aggressive and masculine than the previous model. Dimensions of the car are increased, especially the height. However, it will be made of lightweight materials such as aluminum, so it will weigh less, therefore improving the performance and fuel efficiency. Wheels will also be bigger – 18 inch alloy. The interior of the cabin will also look more modern and stylish. The surfaces will be covered in quality materials and the cabin will offer a lot of space for the passengers. The biggest upgrades include new and useful functions and technology, which will ensure a safe and enjoyable drive. It will come with USB interface, Wireless connection, auto-dimming rearview mirror and many more. Also, there is an electric system installed to help in reducing the load of the engine and improve fuel efficiency.
2016 Honda Crosstour – Engine
An impressive range of two different engines will be offered for the 2016 Honda Crosstour. The base model comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine. It develops up to 192 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be coupled with a five-speed automatic transmission. The other option is a 3.5-liter 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6. This engine produces 278 hp and the transmission is six-speed automatic.
2016 Honda Crosstour – Price and release date
The new 2016 Honda Crosstour will probably be available by the end of 2015, although Honda has yet to announce the official release date. As for the price, it will not be much higher than the price of the current version, which is sold for 28,000. Therefore, the cost will probably be between $30,000 and $38,000, depending on the trim level.
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