2013 Honda Crosstour Gets Earth Dreams V6, Price Drop

2013 Honda Crosstour Gets Earth Dreams V6, Price Drop

The 2013 Honda Crosstour, based on the recently tested Honda Accord, has been revealed today by the company, sporting a new V6 engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams line, and a base price $525 less than the 2012 model. 

Base MSRP for the 2013 Crosstour is $27,230, which will get you two-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine that makes 192 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment, and helps the Crosstour achieve 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.

A new V6 from Honda’s Earth Dreams lineup of engines is now available for the Crosstour as well, and has cut fuel usage by 2 mpg across the board, now rated at 20 city, 29 highway and 23 combined. It puts out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, and uses cylinder deactivation to help maximize fuel economy. The V6 is mated to a six-speed automatic, and is also available with a real-time four-wheel drive setup.

SEE ALSO: Honda Earth Dreams Engine Debuting in New Accord, Acuras

Styling wise, the Crosstour takes on the looks of the new Accord, with a slightly revised nose. It gets 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, but 18-inch alloys are available on the top-of-the-line Crosstour EX-L.

Standard equipment includes A/C, Bluetooth connection, USB audio interface, cruise control, a hidden utility box, and an auto dimming rear-view mirror, among others. If you opt for the EX-L model, the Crosstour will come equipped with leather-trimmed heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, HondaLink, XM radio, and optional Navigation system.

Safety features include forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.

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