The 2012 Honda Crosstour uses the crossover SUV formula but with an emphasis on being fuel-efficient, sleek and sporty while maximizing the interior’s versatility, cargo capacity and luxurious feel. Its exterior showcases an aerodynamic, bold appeal that hides a spacious cargo area on the rear side with a huge, lift-over tailgate.
From the passenger compartment to the cargo area, the sophisticated interior styling and detailing extends all throughout.
The vehicle also features an under-floor compartment in the rear side, adding functionality. On the other hand, the reversible cargo floor panels accommodate dirty objects. There are two trim levels available for the Crosstour -- the Crosstour EX and EX-L. Real Time 4WD is available on the EX-L model. The new features of the 2012 Crosstour EX include the USB audio interface, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink a rearview camera, and auto on/off headlights.
All Crosstour models are available with two new colors: Basque Red Pearl, which replaces Tango Red Pearl; and Twilight Blue Metallic, which replaces Glacier Blue Metallic. Offered as standard on the Crosstour is the 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) for efficiency and power.
It produces 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM and 271 horsepower at 6,200 RPM. It also achieves an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 18/27/21 mpg2 on 2WD models. On the other hand, the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time™ 4WD provides an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 18/26/21 mpg.
In order to maximize efficiency, the VCM cylinder deactivation system of the engine is set to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, depending on current power requirements. In addition, a technologically advanced 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. On top of the available Real Time 4WD system, the Crosstour delivers 6.2 inches of maximum ground clearance for true utility-vehicle capability.