Honda Crosstour

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Honda Crosstour
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L front -- 05-19-2010.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Honda Accord Crosstour (2010-2011 model year)
Production Sept 2009-present
Model years 2010-present
Assembly East Liberty, Ohio, USA
(ELAP)
Guangzhou, China
Body and chassis
Class Full-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door station wagon/fastback
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Related Honda Accord
Acura TL
Powertrain
Engine 2.4-liter I4
3.5-liter J35Z V6 (2010-12)
3.5-liter J35Y V6 (2013-)
Transmission 5-speed automatic (4-cylinder, 2010-2012 V6)
6-speed automatic (2013-present V6)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 110.1 in (2,797 mm)
Length 196.8 in (4,999 mm)
Width 74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Height 65.7 in (1,669 mm)

The Crosstour (initially branded the Accord Crosstour) is a full-size crossover SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda. Sales began in November 2009 for the 2010 model year.[1][2]

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

Design[edit]

The Crosstour slots below the Pilot in size in Honda's SUV lineup; the Crosstour is longer but has two rows of seating compared to the Pilot's three and has approximately 50cu ft less interior space.[3][4]

The Crosstour is a hatchback/wagon variation of the Accord and shares the same platform. The Crosstour is powered by the 3.5-liter V6 engine and a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive,[5] with prices starting at $29,670, above those of the Accord sedan (which starts at just under $23,000).[6]

The Crosstour is a competitor to the Toyota Venza, a wagon based upon the Accord's perennial competitor, the Camry. And like the Venza, which was meant to replace the Camry wagon, the Crosstour does the same to the Accord wagon.

For 2012, Honda removed the "Accord" prefix, making the name just "Crosstour", and gave its front grille a restyle. An I4 engine for front-wheel-drive models was released in late 2011 and put on sale in early 2012.

The Crosstour is sold currently in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Middle East, and Russia. Since October 2010, Crosstour has been built and marketed in China by GAC-Honda.

Facelift[edit]

For the 2013 Honda refreshed the Crosstour. A concept vehicle of the Crosstour was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on April 4, 2012. The revised 2013 Crosstour went on sale on November 20 with a $500 reduction in price along with increased standard content. The interior was redesigned, a more powerful and fuel efficient Earth Dreams V6 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic replaces the previous V6 and 5-speed automatic. Fuel economy for V6 models is improved to an EPA-estimated 20/30/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive and 19/28/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive. Inside a 10-way power (2-way lumbar) driver's seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror also became standard on all trims.

2013 Honda Crosstour concept

Safety[edit]

The 2013 Crosstour is available with a Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning Systems. A rearview camera is standard on all 2012 models, a more sophisticated rear camera with wide and top view angles is optional. Excluding the base EX trim a new LaneWatch camera mounted in the passenger side mirror is standard on 2013 models.

IIHS[edit]

The 2010 Accord Crosstour EX-L crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
IIHS scores:[7]
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Marginal (2010-12 models)
Roof strength Good (2013-present models)

NHTSA[edit]

NHTSA 2010 Crosstour:[8]
Frontal Driver: 5/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Rear Passenger: 5/5 stars
Rollover FWD: 4/5 stars / 12.7%
Rollover AWD: 4/5 stars / 11.8%

Sales figures[edit]

Calendar year Total sales (U.S.)
2009 2,564
2010 28,851
2011 17,974
2012 20,848
2013 16,847[9]

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