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The Honda Crosstour (initially branded the Accord Crosstour) is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda. Sales began in November 2009 for the 2010 model year, and was discontinued for the 2016 model year due to slow sales[1][2], along with the Element (which was discontinued in the second year of the Crosstour).

Honda Crosstour
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L front -- 05-19-2010.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Also calledHonda Accord Crosstour (2010–2011 model year)
ProductionSeptember 2009 – August 2015
Model years2010–2015
AssemblyEast Liberty, Ohio, USA
(ELAP)
Guangzhou, China
Body and chassis
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFF layout
AWD layout
RelatedHonda Accord
Acura TL
Powertrain
Engine2.4-liter K24A I4
3.0-liter J30A5 V6 (China-only)
3.5-liter J35Z V6 (2010-12)
3.5-liter J35Y V6 (2013-15)
Transmission5-speed automatic (4-cylinder, 2010-2012 V6)
6-speed automatic (2013-15 V6)
Dimensions
Wheelbase110.1 in (2,797 mm)
Length195.8 in (4,973 mm)
Width74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Height65.7 in (1,669 mm)
Curb weight4,105 lb (1,862 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Accord wagon
SuccessorHonda Avancier (China)
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
Honda Crosstour facelift (China)

Contents

DesignEdit

The Crosstour slotted below the Pilot in size in Honda's SUV lineup; the Crosstour was longer but had two rows of seating compared to the Pilot's three and had approximately 50cu ft less interior space.[3][4]

The Crosstour was a hatchback/wagon variation of the Accord and shared the same platform. The Crosstour was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine or the optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (front-wheel drive only) and a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive,[5] with prices starting at $29,670, above those of the Accord sedan (which starts at just under $23,000).[6]

The Crosstour was a competitor to the, now discontinued, Toyota Venza, a wagon based upon the Accord's perennial competitor, the Camry. And like the Venza, which was meant to replace the Camry wagon, the Crosstour did the same to the Accord wagon.

For the 2012 model year, Honda removed the "Accord" prefix, making the name just "Crosstour", and gave its front grille a restyle. An I4 engine for front-wheel-drive models was released in late 2011 and put on sale in early 2012.

The Crosstour was sold in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Russia. The Crosstour had been built and marketed in China by GAC-Honda since October, 2010.

FaceliftEdit

For the 2013 model year, Honda refreshed the Crosstour. A concept vehicle of the Crosstour was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on April 4, 2012. The revised 2013 Crosstour went on sale on November 20 with a $500 reduction in price along with increased standard content. The interior was redesigned, with a more powerful and fuel efficient J35Y V6 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic replacing the previous J35Z V6 and 5-speed automatic. Fuel economy for V6 models is improved to an EPA-estimated 20/30/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive and 19/28/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive. Inside a 10-way power (2-way lumbar) driver's seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror also became standard on all trims.

 
2013 Honda Crosstour concept

DiscontinuationEdit

On April 8, 2015, Honda announced that it was discontinuing production on the Crosstour at the end of the 2015 model year due to slow sales.[7] Final production date was August 31, 2015. Another factor in Honda's decision is to free up space on the production line for the CR-V, Acura RDX and also the Acura MDX in 2017.[8]

SafetyEdit

The 2013 Crosstour was available with a Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning Systems. A rear-view backup camera was standard on all 2012 models,[9] a more sophisticated rear camera with wide and top view angles was optional. Excluding the base EX trim a new LaneWatch camera mounted in the passenger side mirror was standard on 2013 models.

IIHSEdit

 
The 2010 Accord Crosstour EX-L crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
IIHS scores:[10]
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Marginal (2010-12 models)
Roof strength Good (2013–2015)

NHTSAEdit

NHTSA 2010 Crosstour:[11]
Frontal Driver:      
Frontal Passenger:      
Side Driver:      
Side Passenger:      
Side Rear Passenger:      
Rollover FWD:       / 12.7%
Rollover AWD:       / 11.8%

Sales figuresEdit

Calendar year Total sales (U.S.)
2009 2,564
2010 28,851
2011 17,974
2012 20,848
2013 16,847[12]
2014 11,802
2015 9,104[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Honda Accord Crosstour officially confirmed for Fall 2009 as 2010 model". Auto Blog.
  2. ^ "2010 Accord Crosstour Styling Conceals Surprising Versatility". News Wire.
  3. ^ "2012 Honda Pilot Specifications". Honda Automobiles. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ "2012 Honda Crosstour Specifications". Honda Automobiles. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  5. ^ "2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Preview". JB car pages. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  6. ^ "2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Review". Automoblog.net.
  7. ^ "Honda Crosstour to be Discontinued After 2015 Model Year" from Automobile (April 8, 2015)
  8. ^ "Honda killing off Crosstour in big production shift" from USA Today (April 8, 2015)
  9. ^ "2012 Honda Crosstour Drops Accord From Name, Gets More Equipment". caranddriver.com.
  10. ^ http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=736
  11. ^ matthew.lynberg.ctr@dot.gov (10 June 2016). "Ratings". NHTSA.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  13. ^ "American Honda Sets New All-Time Annual Sales Record". hondanews.com.

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