Extensive updates and a repositioned starting price make Crosstour the
smartest choice in a mid-size crossover
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2013 Honda Crosstour has received
extensive updates, including more purposeful exterior styling,
significant upgrades to the interior design and materials, and a more
powerful and more fuel-efficient Earth Dreams™ V6 engine coupled to a
six-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift control. For the
first time in Canada, the Crosstour features a standard 4-cylinder
engine. The 2013 Honda Crosstour goes on sale November 21, 2012, and
pricing begins at $28,990. Expanding the appeal of Crosstour by
offering a new EX 4-cylinder entry-level trim, starting MSRP is $6,000
lower than the most affordable 2012 Crosstour V6 2WD trim.
"The rugged new styling, coupled with class-leading highway
fuel-efficiency and a lower starting MSRP make the 2013 Honda Crosstour
the smartest choice in a mid-size crossover," said Dave Jamieson,
assistant vice president, Honda Canada Inc.
Standard equipment on all Crosstour models includes a rearview camera
with guidelines, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™, USB/iPod® connection, fog lights, one-touch turn signals and an Expanded View
Driver's Mirror. The front-wheel-drive Crosstour offers two trim levels
(EX, EX-L), and features the four-cylinder engine, with Real Time™ 4WD
standard on the EX-L V6 model. Kona Coffee Metallic is a newly
available colour for 2013.
The 2013 Crosstour is one of the first Honda models available with the
new keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start, as well as Honda's
LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on
the passenger mirror to provide an enhanced rearward view of the
passenger-side roadway. Other standard visibility-enhancing features
include the rearview camera and new re-shaped rear headrests.
The 2013 Honda Crosstour also receives safety enhancements, including
available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning
(FCW). Other safety upgrades to the 2013 Crosstour are designed to help
it earn top IIHS roof-crush safety scores, as well as a 5-Star NCAP
Summary of Changes
More rugged and premium exterior styling
Upgraded interior design and materials
Standard 4-cylinder engine
More powerful available Earth Dreams™ 3.5-litre V6 engine
Class-leading highway fuel economy
Available 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (V6)
Available Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display
Standard visibility enhancements including rearview camera, re-shaped
rear headrests and Expanded View Driver's Mirror
Available HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility
Available Smart Entry with Push Button start
Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning
New Kona Coffee Metallic exterior colour
The two different four-cylinder Crosstour models, the 2-wheel-drive EX
and EX-L, are powered by a 2.4-litre, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine. The four-cylinder models significantly broaden the Crosstour's
appeal through a lower price point and an estimated fuel economy rating1 of 9.4 L/100 km city, 6.4 L/100 km highway, and 8.1 L/100 km combined.
The 4-cylinder engine produces 192 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 162
lb-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm. A technologically-advanced 5-speed
automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control is standard equipment.
The new available Earth Dreams™ 3.5-litre, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine utilizes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) to maximize
efficiency, allowing the engine to run on 3 or 6 cylinders, depending
on engine load and speed. For 2013, power output climbs to 278
horsepower at 6200 rpm, a 7-hp gain over the 2012 Crosstour V6. Peak
torque output is now 252 lb-ft. at 4900 rpm with a much wider torque
spread. The net result is a more responsive engine across the rev range
that drivers use every day, combined with better peak power for quick
acceleration, passing, and climbing grades. The Crosstour V6's new
6-speed automatic transmission also includes new steering wheel-mounted
Fuel efficiency for the V6 is also significantly improved, with it now
achieving an estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating1 of 11.1/7.1/9.3 L/100 km for the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time™ 4WD.
This represents a 0.6L/100 km reduction in combined fuel consumption.
Since its debut as a 2010 model, the Honda Crosstour has created its own
unique crossover SUV identity with a distinctively sleek, sporty and
fuel-efficient style. This continues for 2013 with a newly refreshed
exterior that provides a more rugged, active, and premium look, while
still concealing an accommodating rear cargo area with a large
tailgate. An under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle adds
even more functionality, while reversible floor panels accommodate
Standard exterior features on Crosstour EX include chrome door handles,
17-inch 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels and P225/65R-17 all-season tires.
Additional exterior features on the Crosstour EX include auto-on/off
projector-beam headlights, a one-touch power moonroof with tilt,
body-coloured folding power side mirrors with defrost, auto-up/down
driver's and front passenger's windows, and rear privacy glass. The
top-of-the-line Crosstour EX-L V6 with Real Time™ 4WD adds 18-inch
alloy wheels with P225/60R-18 all-season tires.
The Crosstour has inspired handling, thanks to its double-wishbone front
and independent multi-link rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer
bars, and front strut tower bar. All Crosstour models include
power-assisted ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes. For true
utility-vehicle capability, the Crosstour provides generous ground
clearance in addition to the available Real Time™ 4WD system.
Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend throughout the
Crosstour's versatile passenger compartment, which is further improved
for 2013 with upgraded interior design and materials. Inside the
Crosstour EX are dual zone automatic climate controls with an
air-filtration system, a 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with seven
speakers, Bluetooth™ HandsFreeLink®, a USB audio interface, steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls, an auto
day/night dimming rearview mirror, a compass, an outside temperature
indicator, an easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seatback, a hidden
removable utility box and more.
Crosstour EX-L models add leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated
front seats, memory driver's seat and memory side mirrors with reverse
tilting capability, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob,
Kevlar® cone audio speakers, front aluminum dome-type tweeter speakers,
HondaLink™ with Aha™ compatibility, XM® Radio, and more. The EX-L V6 model also adds a HomeLink™ transmitter
and keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start.
The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System2 is available separately on Crosstour EX-L V6 models, and now features
FM traffic, which provides continuously updated traffic information
with zero subscription fees - a first for Honda in Canada3. All EX-L and above Crosstour models includes a multi-view rearview
camera with guidance lines integrated into the display.
Crosstour safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility
Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a Honda-exclusive body design that
enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal
collisions. Additional safety equipment on the Crosstour includes
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist,
side curtain 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 seat head restraints.
Standard on Crosstour EX-L models is Honda's new Forward Collision
Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. FCW can alert
the driver when a potential collision with another vehicle ahead is
detected, where LDW can alert the driver when lane drift is detected
without a turn signal in use.
A series of visibility enhancements on the 2013 Crosstour can improve
safety by increasing the driver's awareness of other vehicles,
pedestrians or other obstacles that are around the Crosstour. Standard
on all Crosstour models (except the four-cylinder EX) is Honda's
exclusive new LaneWatch blind spot camera. Other improvements on all
Crosstour models include reshaped rear headrests that enhance rearward
visibility, a standard rearview camera, and a new Expanded View
The Crosstour is produced4 at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in East
Liberty, Ohio. At its introduction, the Crosstour was named one of the
"Top 10 Family Cars" by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. Consumer Guide then added a "Recommended Buy" honors to the Crosstour.
The 2013 Honda Crosstour is covered by a 3-year/60,000 km new-car
limited warranty, a 5-year/100,000 km powertrain limited warranty, and
a 5-year/unlimited-kilometre corrosion limited warranty.
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1 Based on 2013 Natural Resources Canada estimated fuel consumption
ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will
vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2 Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work
correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include but are not
limited to automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments.
3 Not available in all areas. See owner's manual for details
4 Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Third-party trademark: The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use
of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
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SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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