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.
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.