Honda Automobiles: 2013 Honda Crosstour Now Offers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, More V-6 Power, Refined Styling, Enhanced Visibility and New Lower Base Price

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by in Honda Canada

The 2013 Honda Crosstour goes on sale Nov 20, 2012, with pricing commencement during $27,230 – a starting MSRP $525 reduce than in 2012. Receiving endless updates, a 2013 Honda Crosstour introduces some-more eloquent extraneous styling, poignant upgrades to a interior pattern and materials, and a some-more powerful, fuel-efficient Earth Dreams™ V-6 engine joined to a six-speed involuntary delivery with paddle-shift control. The imperishable new styling, teamed with class-leading fuel-efficiency and a reduce MSRP on a bottom four-cylinder indication make a 2013 Honda Crosstour a smartest choice in a reward mid-size crossover.

Standard apparatus on all Crosstour models includes a rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™, USB/iPod® connection, haze lights, one-touch spin signals and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The front-wheel-drive Crosstour offers dual trim levels (EX, EX-L) accessible with four-cylinder or V-6 powertrains, with Real Time™ 4WD accessible on a EX-L V-6 model. Rich new extraneous colors for 2013 embody Kona Coffee Metallic and Mountain Air Metallic.

The 2013 Crosstour is one of a initial Honda models accessible with a new keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start. The 2013 Crosstour also facilities Honda’s LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, that uses a camera complement mounted on a newcomer counterpart to yield an extended rearward perspective of a passenger-side roadway. Other customary visibility-enhancing facilities embody a rearview camera and new re-shaped back headrests.

The 2013 Honda Crosstour also receives enhancements on a reserve front including accessible Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Other reserve upgrades to a 2013 Crosstour are designed to assistance it acquire tip IIHS roof-crush reserve scores, as good as a 5-Star NCAP rating.

Summary of Changes

  • More imperishable and reward extraneous styling
  • Upgraded interior pattern and materials
  • More absolute accessible Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy – adult to an estimated 31 mpg2 highway
  • Standard prominence enhancements including rearview camera, re-shaped back headrests and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Available 6-speed involuntary delivery with paddle shifters (V-6)
  • Available Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display
  • Available HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility
  • Available Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • New Kona Coffee Metallic and Mountain Air Metallic extraneous colors

Powertrain
The dual opposite four-cylinder Crosstour models, a 2-wheel-drive EX and EX-L, are powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine. The four-cylinder models significantly enlarge a Crosstour’s interest by a reduce cost indicate and EPA-estimated fuel economy rating1 of 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. The 4-cylinder engine produces 192 horsepower during 7000 rpm and 162 lb-ft. of torque during 4400 rpm. A technologically modernized 5-speed involuntary delivery with Grade Logic Control is customary equipment.

The new accessible Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine utilizes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) to maximize efficiency, permitting a engine to run on 3 or 6 cylinders, depending on engine bucket and speed. For 2013, energy outlay climbs to 278 horsepower during 6200 rpm, a 7-hp benefit over a 2012 Crosstour V-6. Peak torque outlay is now 252 lb-ft. during 4900 rpm with a most wider torque spread. The net outcome is a some-more manageable engine opposite a rev operation that drivers use each day, total with softened rise energy for discerning acceleration, passing, and climbing grades. The Crosstour V-6’s new 6-speed involuntary delivery also includes new steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Fuel potency for a V-6 is also significantly improved, with it now achieving an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating1 of 20/29/23 mpg on Crosstour 2WD models and 18/28/22 mpg1 for a Crosstour EX-L with Real Time™ 4WD. Compared to a 2WD 2012 Crosstour V-6, this represents a 2 mpg alleviation in city/highway/combined fuel economy.

Body
Since a entrance as a 2010 model, a Honda Crosstour has combined a possess singular crossover SUV temperament with a admirably sleek, sporty and fuel-efficient style. This continues for 2013 with a newly rested extraneous that provides a some-more rugged, active, and reward look, while still concealing an easy back load area with a vast tailgate. An under-floor storage area in a back of a car adds even some-more functionality, while reversible building panels accommodate disorderly cargo.

Standard extraneous facilities on Crosstour EX embody chrome doorway handles, 17-inch amalgamate wheels and P225/65R-17 all-season tires. Additional extraneous facilities on a Crosstour EX embody auto-on/off projector-beam headlights, a one-touch energy moonroof with tilt, body-colored folding energy side mirrors with defrost, auto-up/down driver’s and front passenger’s windows, and back remoteness glass. The top-of-the-line Crosstour EX-L V-6 indication adds 18-inch amalgamate wheels with P225/60R-18 all-season tires.

Chassis
The Crosstour has desirous handling, interjection to a double-wishbone front and eccentric multi-link back suspension, front and back stabilizer bars, and front strut building bar. All Crosstour models embody power-assisted ventilated front and plain back front brakes. For loyal utility-vehicle capability, a Crosstour provides 6.2 inches of limit belligerent clearway in serve to a accessible Real Time™ 4WD system.

Interior
Premium interior styling, appointments and sum extend via a Crosstour’s versatile newcomer compartment, that is serve softened for 2013 with upgraded interior pattern and materials. Inside a Crosstour EX are involuntary atmosphere conditioning with an air-filtration complement (dual-zone involuntary meridian control on EX-L V-6), a 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc audio complement with 7 speakers, Bluetooth™ HandsFreeLink®, a USB audio interface, steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls, an automobile day/night dimming rearview mirror, an easy fold-down 60-40 separate back seatback, a dark removable application box and more.

Crosstour EX-L models supplement leather-trimmed seating surfaces with exhilarated front seats, memory driver’s chair and memory side mirrors with retreat sloping capability, dual-zone involuntary meridian control, leather-wrapped steering circle and gearshift knob, Kevlar® cone audio speakers, front aluminum dome-type tweeter speakers, HondaLink™ with Aha™ compatibility, Pandora® Internet radio compatibility, XM® Radio, compass and outward heat indicator (also enclosed on EX V-6), and more. The EX-L V-6 indication also adds a HomeLink™ transmitter.

The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System2 is accessible on Crosstour EX-L models, and all EX-L and above Crosstour models underline an upgraded multi-view rearview camera with superintendence lines integrated into a display. Real Time™ 4WD is accessible on a Crosstour EX-L V-6.

Safety
Crosstour reserve record includes a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, a Honda-exclusive physique pattern that enhances passenger insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. Additional reserve apparatus on a Crosstour includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), anti-lock brakes with electronic stop placement and stop assist, side screen airbags with a rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, and active front chair conduct restraints.

Standard on Crosstour EX-L models is Honda’s new Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. FCW can warning a motorist when a intensity collision with another car forward is detected, where LDW can warning a motorist when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use.

A array of prominence enhancements on a 2013 Crosstour can urge reserve by augmenting a driver’s recognition of other vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles that are around a Crosstour. Standard on all Crosstour models, save a four-cylinder EX, is Honda’s disdainful new LaneWatch blind symbol camera. Other improvements on all Crosstour models embody reshaped back headrests that raise rearward visibility, a customary rearview camera, and a new Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

Manufacturing
The Crosstour is produced3 during a Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in East Liberty, Ohio. At a introduction, a Crosstour was named one of a “Top 10 Family Cars” by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Consumer Guide afterwards combined “Recommended Buy” honors to a Crosstour.

Warranty
The 2013 Honda Crosstour is lonesome by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car singular warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain singular warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile gnawing singular warranty.

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1 Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

2 Certain functions that rest on a satellite vigilance will not work rightly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions embody though are not singular to involuntary time updates and time section adjustments.

3 Honda products are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.Third-party trademark: The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are owned by a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such outlines by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is underneath license.

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