The Japanese company will take another shot with the Crosstour crossover/wagon. As most of our readers probably remember, the first generation of this model was discharged back in 2015, due to disappointing sales. Since then, the automaker doesn’t have the real answer in this segment. But, now, with the announcement of 2021 Honda Crosstour, things might change.
After just a couple of years of rough times, the company will bring back to life the familiar model. The upcoming Crosstour will show a completely new design, and with the fixed issues from the previous version, this mid-size wagon is ready to shine and to compete once again. The release date is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
2021 Honda Crosstour Changes
Though we might think that the return of the 2021 Honda Crosstour will completely change the vehicle, actually it won’t go too far from the origin. The design will suffer some changes, especially the body and dimension-wise. The Crosstour will still have the same class-competitor, the famous Subaru Outback. Also, Toyota will revamp the Venza model so that the segment will have quite fierce competitors. As for the forthcoming Crosstour, once again, it will be heavily based on the Accord sedan. These two siblings will share many things in common, including most of the mechanics.
Moreover, the wagon will borrow the majority of the rear side from the sedan, and it will have an almost identical look. The rest of the body design will be typical for the crossover model. The engineers will improve the roofline, and add a completely new suspension. Also, 2021MY will have higher ground clearance. On top of that, the body will get a good amount of black plastic, especially around fenders, and bumpers.
As for the cabin, don’t expect anything too different. 2021 Crosstour will feature the same layout as the Accord. Well, at least for the dashboard. Also, the control arrangement will be almost the same. But, the wagon body design will provide more room for the passengers and more cargo space.
2021 Honda Crosstour will offer three engine options. The base model will use a smaller 1.5-liter turbo-four mill, which produces around 192 hp. Still, the higher trims come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which generates 252 hp. The base model’s powertrain will be connected to a CVT.
On the other hand, a 2.0-liter turbo-four mill is paired with a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Lastly, there will be the third engine option – an electric one. The company will bring a simple hybrid system from Accord.
This system is based on a naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder drivetrain, which produces 212 hp. The Accord’s hybrid setup returns an impressive 50 miles per gallon. However, these ratings will be different from the Crosstour, but still pretty outstanding.
2021 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
The return of the 2021 Honda Crosstour is the big thing for the company. Therefore, we assume that the release date should come earlier than expected. So, the comeback crossover will probably be ready sometime in the second half of the year.
As for the price, the base model will probably start around $30,000. The main rival of the Crosstour will the legendary Subaru Outback and the re-established Toyota Venza.