Honda announced today two new four-cylinder, two-wheel-drive Crosstour models that will go on sale in January 2012. The new Honda Crosstour will receive a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine delivering 192 hp and 162 lb-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. The newest Crosstour will be available in two trim levels: EX and leather-upholstered EX-L. As expected, the EX-L will be available with the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System. Honda says that the new 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine returns 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
We have to admit that the fuel efficiency was improved, as the 271-horsepower 2WD V6 model delivers 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The launch of the four-cylinder Crosstour models also brings some standard features such as an automatic dimming rearview mirror, a rearview mirror back-up camera display for improved rear visibility (non-Navigation models), convenient auto-on/off headlights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface. Moreover, the four-cylinder model comes as standard with body-color door handles and unique 17-inch alloy wheels with P225/65 R17 all-season tires.
2012 Crosstour also brings two new colors: Twilight Blue Metallic replaces Glacier Blue Metallic, and Basque Red Pearl II replaces Tango Red Pearl. The 2012 Honda Crosstour EX receives features such as the projector-beam headlights, a moonroof, body-colored power side mirrors with defrost, auto-up/down driver and front passenger side windows, and rear privacy glass.
Inside are air conditioning with second-row ventilation, a 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with seven speakers, steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls, an easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seatback, a hidden removable utility box and more.
Crosstour EX-L comes with leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, a memory driver-side seat and memory-linked side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down capability, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, a premium audio system with Kevlar cone speakers and front aluminum dome-type tweeter speakers, XM Radio and more.
The aforementioned Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System and the Real Time 4WD are both optionally available on the Crosstour EX-L. A back view camera and a display with guidance lines are features of the Navigation system.
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a proprietary Honda body design, is one of the vehicle’s safety technologies. It improves passenger safety and frontal crash compatibility. The Crosstour also features other safety systems like 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.
The assembly plant for the Crosstour is the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio. Components may be made domestically or shipped from abroad.