2013 Honda Crosstour Now Offers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, More
V-6 Power, Refined Styling, Enhanced Visibility and New Lower Base
Extensive updates, lower MSRP and improved fuel economy provide
premium crossover with added value
The 2013 Honda Crosstour goes on sale November 20, 2012, with pricing
beginning at $27,230 – a starting MSRP $525 lower than in 2012.
Receiving extensive updates, the 2013 Honda Crosstour introduces more
purposeful exterior styling, significant upgrades to the interior
design and materials, and a more powerful, fuel-efficient Earth
Dreams™ V-6 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with
paddle-shift control. The rugged new styling, teamed with
class-leading fuel-efficiency and a lower MSRP on the base
four-cylinder model make the 2013 Honda Crosstour the smartest choice
in a premium mid-size crossover.
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)
available with four-cylinder or V-6 powertrains, with Real Time™ 4WD
available on the EX-L V-6 model. Rich new exterior colors for 2013
include Kona Coffee Metallic and Mountain Air Metallic.
The 2013 Crosstour is one of the first Honda models available with the
new keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start. The 2013 Crosstour
also features 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 enhancements on the safety
front 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 rating.
Summary of Changes
-More rugged and premium exterior styling
-Upgraded interior design and materials
-More powerful available Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter V-6 engine
-Class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy – up to an estimated 31 mpg2
-Standard visibility enhancements including rearview camera, re-shaped
rear headrests and Expanded View Driver's Mirror
-Available 6-speed automatic transmission 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
-New Kona Coffee Metallic and Mountain Air Metallic exterior colors
The two different four-cylinder Crosstour models, the 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 broaden the Crosstour's appeal
through a lower price point and EPA-estimated fuel economy rating1 of
22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg 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-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6
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 V-6. 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 V-6's
new 6-speed automatic transmission also includes new steering
wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Fuel efficiency for the 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
the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time™ 4WD. Compared to the 2WD 2012
Crosstour V-6, this represents a 2 mpg improvement in
city/highway/combined fuel economy.
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 messy cargo.
Standard exterior features on Crosstour EX include chrome door
handles, 17-inch 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-colored 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 V-6 model 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 6.2 inches
of maximum ground clearance in addition to the available Real Time™
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 automatic air conditioning with an air-filtration
system (dual-zone automatic climate control on EX-L V-6), 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,
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, dual-zone automatic climate control,
leather-wrapped steering wheel 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 outside temperature indicator (also included on EX V-6),
and more. The EX-L V-6 model also adds a HomeLink™ transmitter.
The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System2 is available on
Crosstour EX-L models, and all EX-L and above Crosstour models feature
an upgraded multi-view rearview camera with guidance lines integrated
into the display. Real Time™ 4WD is available on the Crosstour EX-L
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
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, save 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 produced3 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
"Recommended Buy" honors to the Crosstour.
The 2013 Honda Crosstour is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car
limited warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty,
and a 5-year/unlimited-mile corrosion limited warranty.
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