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2012 - 2013 Honda Crosstour

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2013 Honda Crosstour
  • Honda Crosstour
  • Year:
    2012- 2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    271 @ 6200
  • MPG(Cty):
    22
  • MPG(Hwy):
    25
  • Torque @ RPM:
    254 @ 5000
  • Displacement:
    3.5 L
  • Price:
    27230
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Honda unveiled the Accord Crosstour in 2009 - a model that begged to be a competitor for the BMW X6. Things didn’t turn out as expected and the Accord Crosstour turned out to be a flop. So, in 2012, Hondadecided to change things up a bit and tackle the same competitors it failed against in the previous generation. As a result, Honda dropped the Accord name - and simply called it the Honda Crosstour. It received updates for both the exterior and interior to spice things up. For 2012, the Crosstour was offered in two trim levels - EX and EX-L - both of which were powered by a 3.5-liter, i-VTEC, V-6 engine that delivered a total of 271 HP at 6,200 RPM and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM. In early 2015, Honda announced this it was discontinuing the Crosstour model.

These changes didn’t really help either, so Honda decided to give it one more try. As a result, the Honda Crosstour will receive even more changes for the 2013 model year. We’ll all have to look closely to even notice these changes, but we guess a certain amount of credit needs to be given for the effort. Most of the changes will be made to the power source, which includes a 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 192 HP and improved fuel economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined. The V6 engine’s output has been raised to 278 HP, while rated at fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, 23 mpg combined.

Honda has even decided to lower the price of the Honda Crosstour, allowing it a base model price of $27,230, about $500 less than the previous model year. Will that help? We doubt it, but there is always hope!

UPDATE 11/15/2012: Honda has unveiled the official details on the 2013 Crosstour.

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Cars Discontinued In 2015

Cars Discontinued In 2015

2015 has been a great year for the automotive industry, bringing us everything from faster-than-ever performance cars, to roomier and more efficient family vehicles, to semi-autonomous rides, and new-generation electric and hydrogen-powered models. We also saw a large number of fascinating new concept cars that will become production vehicles in the future, while several automakers reached benchmarks that seemed impossible a decade ago.

However, 2015 was also a year that saw many models being discontinued here in the United States. While some are aging models that are being replaced by new nameplates, other vehicles were simply phased out due to slow sales or because they were developed for niches that are no longer feasible in today’s changing market.

With the year now coming to an end, TopSpeed is taking a look back at the discontinued cars we said goodbye to in 2015. But, rather than include all the models that got the axe last year, I focused on those that most of us will miss and the vehicles that, at some point in their life cycle, made a significant impact on the market. Find out more about it below and tell us which model you will miss the most in the comments section.

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Honda Civic Hatchback Returns for 2016, Crosstour Gets the Axe

Honda Civic Hatchback Returns for 2016, Crosstour Gets the Axe

In an announcement that certainly seems to have been a long time coming, Honda has finally confirmed that the Honda Civic Hatchback will be returning to North America… around the same time that the Honda Crosstour is being killed off. Recent rumors and reports make the fate of both vehicles unsurprising, but the official word from John Mendel, the executive vice president of Honda’s North American operations, will surely leave hatchback enthusiasts excited.

Mendel said that the 10th-generation Honda Civic – recently hinted at by the New York debut of the Honda Civic Concept – will go on sale this fall, offering a model lineup with “more variants than ever before.” This obviously includes a hatchback body style, which has been missing from the U.S. Civics since the 2003 Civic Si (similar to the Euro-spec Type R shown above). Unlike the sedans and coupes, recent reports indicate that the new Civic hatchback won’t be built in North America, but rather will be imported from the U.K.

As for the Crosstour, the 2015 model year will be its last, thanks to sales that steadily dropped since the oddly styled hatchback/crossover was introduced in 2010. That year, Honda managed to sell about 29,000 units, and even a modest redesign for 2013 couldn’t help improve sales. Last year, only 11,802 Crosstours were sold – a drop of 30 percent from 2013. The death of the Crosstour will allow Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio assembly plant to focus on higher-volume crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Acura RDX and, in 2017, the Acura MDX.

Continue reading to learn more about Honda’s future plans for these two models.

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2014 Honda Crosstour

2014 Honda Crosstour

The market’s most awkward crossover-wagon hybrid

The Honda Crosstour was introduced in 2010 as a crossover based on the familiar Accord sedan. Also related to the Acura TL, it was developed to slot below the Pilot in Honda’s SUV lineup. Although longer than the Pilot, it has only two rows of seating and about 50 cubic feet less interior space. The crossover was updated for the 2013 model year before being discontinued in 2015 due to slow sales.

This intriguing vehicle suffers from a little bit of an identity crisis. Is it a wagon or is it a crossover? Honda classifies it as the latter, though, so that’s good enough for us. In some ways, the Crosstour has the qualities of both car types, yet it still behooves us to watch Honda peddle the vehicle when it already has a full lineup of models that customers to choose from.

But hey, give credit to the Japanese carmaker for venturing into the road less travelled. The Crosstour really is on a unique platform and to be fair to it, the vehicle does have some impressive qualities about it that should make for an intriguing purchase, even if you have to compromise on some things to make way for other things.

It’s confusing, we know, but then again, isn’t that the state of mind the Crosstour will leave you in?

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2012 - 2013 Honda Crosstour

2012 - 2013 Honda Crosstour

Honda unveiled the Accord Crosstour in 2009 - a model that begged to be a competitor for the BMW X6. Things didn’t turn out as expected and the Accord Crosstour turned out to be a flop. So, in 2012, Hondadecided to change things up a bit and tackle the same competitors it failed against in the previous generation. As a result, Honda dropped the Accord name - and simply called it the Honda Crosstour. It received updates for both the exterior and interior to spice things up. For 2012, the Crosstour was offered in two trim levels - EX and EX-L - both of which were powered by a 3.5-liter, i-VTEC, V-6 engine that delivered a total of 271 HP at 6,200 RPM and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM. In early 2015, Honda announced this it was discontinuing the Crosstour model.

These changes didn’t really help either, so Honda decided to give it one more try. As a result, the Honda Crosstour will receive even more changes for the 2013 model year. We’ll all have to look closely to even notice these changes, but we guess a certain amount of credit needs to be given for the effort. Most of the changes will be made to the power source, which includes a 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 192 HP and improved fuel economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined. The V6 engine’s output has been raised to 278 HP, while rated at fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, 23 mpg combined.

Honda has even decided to lower the price of the Honda Crosstour, allowing it a base model price of $27,230, about $500 less than the previous model year. Will that help? We doubt it, but there is always hope!

UPDATE 11/15/2012: Honda has unveiled the official details on the 2013 Crosstour.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012-2013 Honda Crosstour.

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2013 Honda Crosstour Concept

2013 Honda Crosstour Concept

As promised, Honda has unveiled the Honda Crosstour Concept at a catered media reception at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in hopes of reviving a vehicle that has had less than stellar performance on the market. This new concept follows the original Accord Crosstour that was launched back in 2010 and the renamed Honda Crosstour in 2012 (when it dropped the Accord nomenclature). The Honda Crosstour Concept is our first taste as to what we can expect for the 2013 model of this struggling crossover.

The list of changes for the new Honda Crosstour Concept include exterior and interior upgrades, a new 6-speed automatic transmission for the V6 versions, and safety upgrades for both four-cylinder and V6 versions.

"Fueled by a combination of versatility, luxury, and efficiency, owners have demonstrated remarkable devotion to the Honda Crosstour," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The 2013 Crosstour Concept shows how Honda will strengthen the styling and add even more content to one of the most efficient offerings in the class."

UPDATE 04/05/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the 2012 Honda Crosstour Concept.

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2013 Honda Crosstour: Can a Redesign Save this Struggling Crossover?

2013 Honda Crosstour: Can a Redesign Save this Struggling Crossover?

As we quickly approach the New York Auto Show, automakers are coming out of the woodwork announcing that they are debuting new cars or simply reveling redesigned versions of existing cars. One car in need of a boost is the upcoming 2013 Honda Crosstour – yes, Honda misses the mark sometimes too – and Honda plans to reveal its 2013 Crosstour Concept at the upcoming auto show.

Honda hopes that new exterior styling on the 2013 Crosstour will help boost its sales. We will be the first to admit that the Crosstour is in desperate need of a redesign, but the redesign will have to be significant to make a difference. Fortunately for Honda, the Crosstour isn’t the only strange looking crossover vehicle in for a reveal, as Toyota plans to reveal a redesigned Venza at the same auto show.

With additional competition from the firmly entrenched Subaru Outback, which also has a redesign to show off in New York, Honda needs to pull out all the stops to save the suffering Crosstour, which has sold just 51,380 units since its 2010 debut. Even worse, only 1,991 units have made their way into people’s driveways two months into 2012.

Will this refresh and the new four-cylinder be enough to save the Crosstour from elimination? Well, given Honda’s conservative nature, the 2013 Crosstour Concept will only receive very mild changes. Also, given the fact that it always has been and likely will remain based on the popular Accord, we wouldn’t expect anything drastic. Of course, no one expected Honda to do what it did to the Civic in 2006.

Honda has kept a pretty tight lid on this release, so we will all find out together on its April 4th release.

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