Over the years, Honda became well-known for its choice to launch right vehicles at the right time. It hasn’t been too far since its discontinuation, and we are already getting the new 2018 Honda Crosstour. This is a mid-size crossover which suffered a tough time after an initial success. Cut of production, or better to say pause, happened in 2016. Now, it comes once again to test itself on the market.
This SUV had right dimensions, equipment, engines and prices that customers wanted. But we are not quite sure what is Honda aiming for with its latest crossover. Crosstour offers much more space than sedan or hatchback. However, it is not so generous as Pilot SUV or the Odyssey minivan. The 2018 Crosstour is going to share the platform and most design solutions with the Accord sedan, but it will be about 15 cm longer.
2018 Honda Crosstour Redesign
Inside the 2018 Honda Crosstour, there are seats for five adults. The space on the back bench is not suitable for taller passengers. Honda decided for this move since most buyers will use it for family seats when children are on the back. A praise goes to the cargo room. Crosstour will be a leader in its family, but it will not be spacious as Nissan Murano, Subaru Outback, or Toyota Venza.
To make it more appealing, designers in Honda had a lot of work to make this vehicle attractive again. It is not an easy task, but since the vehicle is coming, that means chiefs are happy with improvements. Outside, highlights are on 17-inch wheels and redesigned front fascia. The 2018 Honda Crosstour will offer a new grille, bumper, headlights, and air intakes. Also, new shapes and edges are making the crossover more aerodynamic. It also boosts overall fuel economy.
2018 Honda Crosstour Specs and Performance
A great surprise for fans of 2018 Honda Crosstour will come with only one engine. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is capable to produce 260 hp and 340 Nm, or 250 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 engine is powerful enough for its class. It can make an SUV accelerate to 60mph in 7.5 seconds. On the other hand, it is also economical. Every 100 km it takes 9 liters of fuel. In US and UK measures, it is 26 mpg combined.
As a transmission of 2018 Crosstour, we will see a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also comes in automatic mode that sends power to front wheels. Further options include all-wheel drive.
2018 Honda Crosstour Price
Honda is not offering a cheaper LX model, so the base Crosstour is starting at the price of $30,500. Standard cost includes dual-zone climate control, stereo system, 10-way power seats, and a sunroof. For the new edition, the Japanese carmaker will produce 40,000 copies of 2018 Honda Crosstour. Its future depends on selling records. We will see results if Crosstour comes or not after 2018 season.