The Honda Crosstour belongs to a rare group of vehicles that combine the features of a wagon and an SUV. The model actually shares most of its components with the popular Accord sedan. Now, the company has decided to improve the Crosstour’s interior as well as its fuel efficiency for the 2018 MY. According to unofficial sources, the 2018 Honda Crosstour is likely to go on sale in late 2017. With the latest set of updates, Honda will try to make this controversial model more competitive in the short term.
2018 Honda Crosstour Interior
When it comes to exterior styling, the Crosstour looks much like the Accord sedan on which it’s based. The most notable difference is in the Crosstour’s fastback-style rear end. Unfortunately, its steeply sloping rear side cuts down on the available cargo space. The Crosstour has often been criticized for its odd proportions that make it less elegant compared to its rivals. However, the interior design is where this practical model really stands out. Moreover, the 2018 Honda Crosstour is due to receive a number of upgrades. We expect to see improved materials, a revised dashboard as well as the company’s latest infotainment system. Also, the base EX trim is due to receive several new features. There will be a number of additional driver aids such as forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.
2018 Crosstour Specs
The Honda Crosstour 2018 will boast a more frugal engine range in comparison with the current model. The entry-level Crosstours will be motivated by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that gives 192 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be available exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful engine option will come as a 3.5-liter V6 making 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of twist. Now, the V6 engines will be paired with a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Rumor has it that the 2018 Honda Crosstour will be slightly cheaper than its predecessor. So, expect the entry-level Crosstour EX to start at around $27,500. In any case, this unconventional model will need a thorough makeover in the near future.