The return of the once very popular models is currently the ongoing trend in the industry. The return of Honda Passport is one of the comebacks that will definitely kickstart the trend. However, there’s another Honda’s SUV that could make a soon comeback. We refer to 2020 Honda Crosstour, of course.
The Crosstour was terminated four years ago. And now, there’s an empty full-size position in the company’s SUV lineup. The previous version was a mid-size model. Still, larger than the current Pilot (194 inches), and Passport (190 inches).
Now, we expect that the new model will grow to 200 inches, and become a full-size SUV. Moreover, the Japanese company is planning to introduce a couple of hybrid versions. So, if the Crosstour becomes the largest model in the fleet, the Pilot and Passport will get hybrid powertrains before it.
2020 Honda Crosstour Redesign
The upcoming 2020 Honda Crosstour will share many things in common with the Accord model. Honda’s famous sedan will be the main point of reference to the new Crosstour. However, the new model will be built on the newest, 10th generation of the mid-size sedan. The design language will carry more visually appealing elements and modern shape solutions.
So, expect a better layout and redesigned front end. Moreover, the front end will be the main feature that will separate this model from the Accord. Also, the rear end will probably get a little makeover as well. As you probably know, the original model carries the famous rounded rear end.
But, that design wasn’t a very eye-catching element, nor it was practical. For that reason, we assume that the rear end will get a new look also. The traditional wagon body style may be a good choice. That being a case, expect to see a more angular approach. If that happened, the hatch door will probably be vertical. The new Crosstour will get a higher ground clearance as well.
As we already said, the arriving 2020 Honda Crosstour will share many design elements with the Accord. This will be noticeable especially in the cabin. The dashboard is practically the same, with few details that will be unique to the Crosstour only. Not to mention that Honda Accord has one of the best-designed cabins in the whole class.
So, the company decided to follow that same path with the new model. You’ll find plenty of high-quality materials and good amount of standard equipment. The infotainment system will include a 7-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, smartphone integration, Siri Eyes Free and much more.
Also, the buttons and control are rearranged, for the easier interaction. Furthermore, the new design of the rear end will offer more cargo space and more comfort to the passengers in the back.
2020 Honda Crosstour will present a rich color palette that includes a total of seven exterior and two interior colors. The customers will have a hard time to choose between these equally vibrant and attractive colors. But, only one choice can be the right one. So, for the exterior, the new Crosstour offers Alabaster Silver Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, and Crystal Black Pearl.
These color will come in a standard package and will be available on all trim levels. Moreover, the additional colors will be Kona Coffee Metallic, Mountain Air Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, and White Diamond Pearl. As for the interior, the available colors are Black and Ivory. We are sure that these two will go perfectly with the elegant interior design of new Crosstour.
The forthcoming 2020 Honda Crosstour will deliver only one powertrain option. That unit is a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. The 2.0-liter engine can produce 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. However, the company is planning to introduce a hybrid version in the near future.
if the hybrid actually come to production, the Crosstour will have a 2.0-liter engine paired with electric motors. You can already guess, if this model gets a hybrid, it will probably be the same setup as Accord Hybrid. But, the four-cylinder drivetrain maybe isn’t good enough to satisfy customers looking for big outputs. The Accord Hybrid produces a total of 212hp and 232 lb-ft of torque.
In this case, fuel-efficiency is the main advantage. But, the power is as equally important. Therefore, the Accord Hybrid can reach almost 50 miles per gallon in a combined. But, the Crosstour will probably have significantly different numbers.
2020 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
We can’t say for sure when will 2020 Honda Crosstour will be released. However, this vehicle has a large fan base that is hoping to see the comeback in the near future. Recently, we have seen a similar situation with the Passport. This model returns after seventeen years, and now is ready for the markets and car shows around the world.
The truth is, Honda desperately need a full-size SUV. With this in mind, the launching of new Crosstour should be a priority. As for the price, the Pilot and Passport model starts around $33,000. So, we expect that the Crosstour will cost above $40,000.