Honda Accord Crosstour to Get 4-Cylinder Base Engine

Honda Accord Crosstour to Get 4-Cylinder Base Engine

In a memo that went out to dealers today, Honda stated that it will be adding a four-cylinder version of its slow selling Crosstour this year, possibly by the end of summer as a 2012 model.

Although there were few specifics released in the memo, another source reported that the four-banger powered Crosstour will probably come in front-drive form only (at least initially) and likely be restricted to more basic trim levels (possibly a DX, LX and EX) as well as corresponding lower MSRP to help bolster sales.

Given that the CR-V, which is slated to be extensively redesigned for the 2012 model year is due to receive an updated driveline, it will be interesting to see if this and the Crosstour will share four-cylinder engines – the CR-V’s new motor is rumored to be relatively large for such a configuration, possibly as big as 2.6 or even 2.7-liters.


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