The model is getting additional standard features (auto on/off headlights, a rearviewcamera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface), as well as two new colors: Twilight Blue Metallic replaces Glacier Blue Metallic, and Basque Red Pearl replaces Tango Red Pearl.
The 2012 Honda Crosstour is available in two trim levels, the Crosstour EX and EX-L, with Real Time 4WD also available on the EX-L model.
Power comes from a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. The unit is producing 271 hp and 254 lb-ft. of torque, while achieving an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 18/27/21 mpg on 2WD models. Meanwhile the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time 4WD delivers an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 18/26/21 mpg.
In terms of design, “the Crosstour's exterior design emphasizes a bold, aerodynamic look that also conceals an accommodating rear cargo area with a large, lift-over tailgate. Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend from the passenger compartment all the way through the cargo area. An under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle adds functionality, while reversible cargo floor panels accommodate dirty objects.”
Pricing for 2012 Honda Crosstour starts at $30,340 for the 2WD EX model.