There has been undeniable hype building around the Honda Accord Crosstour—a new, do-it-all crossover bred from the award-winning DNA of the Honda Accord. Now on sale and awaiting test drives, the Accord Crosstour starts at under $35,000 and features numerous trim levels to match any family’s needs and lifestyle.
“With the recent price reduction on our existing Accord sedans and coupes, the pricing for the all-new Accord Crosstour is designed to make this vehicle an attractive option for Canadians wanting car-like handling and performance with the functionality of a sport utility vehicle,” says Jerry Chenkin, Executive VP of Honda Canada Inc. “The Accord Crosstour uses a versatile design to provide an interior that functions with the practicality of a larger vehicle, while maintaining a car-like driving experience.”
Though the Accord Crosstour promises to deliver car-like driving manners and SUV-like confidence, it is also huge on adaptability. A generously sized and versatile cargo area features an under-floor storage bin, reversible cargo floor panels and a large tailgate with high lift-over. Translation? The Accord Crosstour’s rearmost quarters are roomy and flexible, and the tailgate lifts well out of the way to avoid embarrassing head bonking.
Given the blend of car, SUV and station wagon at work, the Accord Crosstour is a machine that will easily prove useful to a wide range of shoppers. It is ideal for growing families looking to upgrade from a sedan, retirees downgrading from an SUV, or even single professionals looking to stay active 365 days a year.
Of course, with available All Wheel Drive (AWD), confident year round operation is no problem for the Accord Crosstour’s drivers. Honda’s AWD system works with no driver decision-making, powering all four wheels on an as-needed basis for current road conditions and weather. Four-wheel drive engages instantly, but only when required. This allows traction to be enhanced while keeping fuel mileage in check.
On top of the extra traction, the Accord Crosstour’s standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system electronically monitors for dangerous skids, combating them through selective brake application and throttle reductions for improved safety. Should an impact prove impossible to avoid, those onboard are protected by a proven Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, and side airbags with an Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). Additionally, dual-stage front airbags and active front-seat head restraints are standard. The latter helps combat whiplash-related injuries if the vehicle is rear-ended.
All Accord Crosstour models are powered by a 271 horsepower, V6 engine that is tuned for maximum efficiency and features cylinder deactivation for improved mileage. An automatic transmission is standard.
The Accord Crosstour model range starts at the high-end EX-L trim level with front wheel drive at $34,900. An EX-L 4WD bumps the price to $36,900,while the top-line EX-L 4WD Navi comes in just under $39,000. The EX-L 4WD Navi gets a satellite navigation system, rearview camera and Bluetooth phone interface, among other features. Leather trimmed seats, automatic climate control, a 6-CD changer and 18-inch wheels are standard on every model.
Check out your local Honda Dealer for more information, or stop by for a test-drive. For the ultimate in all-season safety, be sure to ask about snow-tire packages, too.