The Crosstour is a highly interesting full size crossover thanks to its unique shape, massive interior space and good engine choices. However, because it drives worse than pretty much any other car on the road and the odd design is not that popular, Honda decided that at the end of the 2015 model year the car is going to be discontinued. Unfortunately, it is unknown at this point if a new 2016 Honda Crosstour is ever going to be available on the market but because Honda does not have any other car to offer in its place, we actually think that a new model is in the works with a more conventional design, new engines as well as a lot of changes inside the cabin.
2016 Honda Crosstour price and release date
The release date (or if it will ever be released) is unknown at this point but our best bet is that the replacement for the Crosstour is likely going to be offered some time in the mid of 2016 while the production model will likely not come on the market for a few more years. The 2016 Honda Crosstour price would likely be similar to that of the phased out model, so under $30,000 for a base car and not much more than $45,000 for a fully equipped model.
New Honda Crosstour 2016 redesign
Let’s start this small preview of the new Honda Crosstour 2016 with the exterior because this was the biggest problem of the car. While it was highly practical with the massive hatch door in the back and good ground clearance, the car looked odd nonetheless. The upcoming model is likely going to be based on the Accord when it comes to its chassis and platform, but it will be higher off the ground and it may just be the wagon model the current Accord never had. There are going to be some differences though such as the much higher ground clearance, new plastic inserts on the lower side of the car in order to protect it as well as new wheels. It may just be the perfect car to compete with the upcoming A4 Allroad from Audi.
The interior on the other hand is very likely going to be carried over completely from the Accord and it should get the same dashboard, a very similar instrument cluster but with more headroom and legroom for both the front and rear seats thanks to the increased height of the car. The trunk is going to be massive, just like with any other wagon, and there are going to be quite a few luxury features which are going to please many. Some even said that it could also come with a six or seven seats option which would make it highly versatile for its class.
2016 Honda Crosstour engine review
Engine wise, the new Honda Crosstour 2016 is likely going to make use of two different engines, unique for its class. The base model could make use of a newly developed 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 from the Type R Civic. This will provide less power at nearly 270 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque but thanks to the fact it will only come with front wheel drive and an 8 speed dual-clutch automatic from the TLX, the Crosstour could be capable of well over 30 MPG on the highway. The option would likely make use of a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 which could provide up to 290 horsepower and more than 260 lb-ft of torque. Even though it would be less than the smaller engine, 2016 Honda Crosstour would make use of a 9-speed automatic as well as a standard all wheel drive system, perfect for those looking to use the car in any type of weather conditions. The drawback would be the increased fuel consumption as well as the lower amount of torque which would decrease its tow rating.
here is a look at last yera model: