Honda is coming with its new SUV, the 2016 Honda Crosstour. This full-size crossover SUV was launched in 2009 as a 2010 year model, but it initially came with a name Accord Crosstour. Now, the company decided to name it only Crossover. This model is present over five years on the market, so it seems that the company thinks that it is time to make some refreshments for 2016 year model. So, the new Honda Crosstour will come with many new features, new exterior look and some improvements in engine department.
2016 Honda Crosstour redesign
Exterior wise, the SUV won’t come with some drastic changes comparing to the current generation. This new SUV will receive a few minor updates to the general shape of the car. Since the back of the car wil remain the same, the changes will be noticeable at the front end with a new chrome grille and with Honda’s new design scheme with daytime running lights placed into the headlights. The wheelbase will be 110-inch, while the wheels will be 17 to 18 inches.
Colors would probably be the same as with 2015 model:
Alabaster Silver Metallic
Basque Red Pearl II
Crystal Black Pearl
Kona Coffee Metallic
Modern Steel Metallic
Mountain Air Metallic
White Diamond Pearl
New Honda Crosstour 2016 Changes, Interior design
Interior wise, the new Honda will get an updated look and it will come with more interior options than before. The seats will get a different look with more pattern types which can be chosen. Also, there will be a redesigned dashboard.
It will have the capacity for five passengers with an ample headroom and legroom. The rear seats will be equipped with comfy back rests and separated with sufficient space to provide comfort. Some of the safety features will be a stability assist, threshold airbags, side curtain airbags and antilock brakes.
Standard features for this SUV will be a driver’s seat with a ten point massage system, satellite navigation system, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a rear view camera. The sunroof will be available only as an option, but on all models of the range. It will also be available with a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 9-speaker audio system.
The 2016 Honda Crosstour will have under its hood the same engines as the previous generation, but with some improvements. So, one of them, the base one, will be a 2.4-liter inline with the capacity to make 192 hp and 162 pound-feet of torque. It will only come with a 5-speed automatic transmission, but it will use less fuel. The other one will be a 3.5-liter V-6 and it will be able to produce 290 hp and 252 pound-feet of torque and its fuel consumption will remain the same. It will use a 6 speed automatic gearbox and it will be available with a four-wheel drive system and all-wheel drive system, while the 2.4-liter engine will use only front-wheel drive system.
Price and release date
The 2016 Honda Crosstour price hasn’t been announced, but it will probably be almost 26.000 dollars for the base model and it is actually around 1400 dollars cheaper than the current generation. We can expect this model in the second half of the 2015.