While the 2017 Honda Crosstour is a strong contender in the midsize sedan segment thanks to its spacious interior accommodation, available all-wheel drive, hush cabin, and carlike dynamics, it trails its competition in terms of cargo space. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to recent news.
Unlike in the past when you could buy Honda wagons and hatchbacks, Honda started offering Crosstour hatchback from the 2010 model year. Within its price range, the model under review continues to be an oddball among the more seasoned wagon and SUV choices.
The Crosstour offers plenty of interior room and adds an additional ten cubic feet of space relative to the Accord sedan. Accessing the cargo area is relatively simple thanks to the user-friendly hatchback design. The exterior visibility is better.
In terms of performance, the new 2017 Honda Crosstour returns for 2017 with the outgoing model’s 2.4L four-cylinder base engine that churns out a decent 192 horsepower and 162 pounds-feet of torque. In addition to the laudable output, people living in Snowbelt regions will particularly appreciate its all-wheel drive feature that adds extra traction in mundane conditions. The Accord, in stark contrast, lacks the AWD.
Another notable feature the Crosstour impresses with is its truly carlike handling feature compared to other compact or midsize crossover SUVs. If you’re planning to buy the 2017 Honda Crosstour, there are some idiosyncrasies we think you should know before penning down the purchased agreement. The new Crosstour lacks the newer sedan refinements that come with the latest generation Accord, as it still based on the previous platform.
The cargo capacity is limited relative to what the competition offers. If you’re looking for a vehicle that balances fuel economy, handling and cargo and interior accommodations, you may probably want to check what the Nissan Murano, and the 2017 Honda CR-V.
Another impressive standout in the segment is the Toyota Venza. It manages to walk the line between wagon and sedan features, though with more faux success.
2017 Honda Crosstour Trim Options
Two main trim models are offered for the 2017 Honda Crosstour: EX and EX-L. The 2017 Honda Crosstourer motorcycle review can be found in Honda online forums.
2017 Honda Crosstour Exterior Colors & Interior Pictures
Some of the 2017 Honda Crosstour spy shots our photographers have managed to capture have revealed some of the exterior colors we should expect. They include Kona Coffee Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Mountain Air Metallic, Basque Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, and Modern Steel Metallic. Slight changes on the color palette should be considered on its release date.
Some of the standard accessories and features available for the Crosstour EX include a rearview camera, USB/iPod audio interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, foglamps, full leather upholstery, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a rearview mirror, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a sunroof, a CD changer, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera display, SMS text functionality, a dial-type controller, heated front seats, a navigation system, driver and passenger memory settings, a cloth upholstery, and lane-departure warning and mitigation system.
2017 Honda Crosstour Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Honda Crosstour is offered by two engines: a four-cylinder 2.0L engine, and a 3.5L V6. The four-cylinder is rated at 192 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque, while the V6 offers an output rated at 278 horsepower and 252 pounds-ft. of torque.
The V6 comes matched to a front wheel drive and a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The four-cylinder, on the other hand, is offered with a five-speed automatic transmission system. An AWD is also available for the 2017 Honda Crosstour EX-L V6.
When we come to the fuel economy ratings, Honda says the Crosstour EX-L with an AWD should check in with 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, 20/30/23 mpg with the FWD V6, and 22/31/25 mpg with the four-cylinder Honda Crosstour.
Wheelbase: 110.1 in
Length: 196.6 in
Width: 74.7 in
Passenger volume: 101.4 ft³
Maximum cargo volume: 51.3 ft³
Curb weight: 3703 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 22/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Crystal Black Pearl, Kona Coffee Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Honda Crosstour Release Date & Price
The 2017 Crosstour price starts from an MSRP of $27,530. As for when the model will go for sale, industry rumors allege the vehicle should be available in the first half of 2017.
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