2017 Honda Crosstour sports an unconventional look that may take a bit of getting used to. This vehicle is unique in that it’s a combination of a wagon and a sedan all rolled into one package. The exterior looks rather different and unlike any other car on the market. The chassis is based on the Accord. However, the 2017 Honda Crosstour sports a much more robust engine with more horsepower. This auto is available in two trims; EX and EX-L. The EX-L version comes with a set of flashy 18″ alloy wheels.
The engine is a powerful V6 3.5 Ltr with 271 hp and 254 lb-feet of torque. This vehicle goes from 0-60 in just 7.5 seconds and can reach the quarter mile in 15.5 seconds. Gas mileage stands at around 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the freeway. The drive is enjoyable and smooth; merging is a cinch due to the horsepower, plus the cabin remains quiet even at high speeds.
Honda engineers designed the interior to be upscale and offer maximum passenger comfort. Five individuals can be comfortably seated with more than enough leg room. Included are a power moon-roof, power front seats, a stereo system with a cd changer and a dual zone climate control system which enables the driver and front passenger to adjust their individual temperatures. The more upscale EX-L model offers a steering wheel appointed in rich leather, temperature controlled front seats and it seamless integration with Bluetooth phones. An optional navigation system can be added at an additional cost which includes voice recognition and the ability to provide instant traffic and weather updates. Trunk space is at 25.7 cubic ft which can be expanded to 51.3 cubic feet if the back seats are folded down. A cool and nifty feature is the hidden and removable utility box right under the cargo floor.
Numerous systems have been installed to ensure the safety of all occupants. The Vehicle Stability Assist system automatically adjusts brake pressure to regain control during oversteering or understeering situations. The ABS works to maintain control during abrupt braking plus a Tire Pressure Monitoring system alerts you when your tire pressure is under or over inflated. Also, the vehicle was designed with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering structure which works to distribute impact force over a larger area during an accident. There are also front, side and curtain airbags in place plus with active head restraints which protect against whiplash incidents
It also has a Forward Collision Warning, which is a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield that can detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the vehicle detects the collision, it activates audio signals and instruction penal alerts.
The 2017 Honda Crosstour targeted towards empty nesters who may need extra rooms to store items such as golf clubs. However, it’s suitable for anyone in need of a reliable vehicle with upscale amenities and intelligent storage solutions. This car offers the flexibility of a wagon and sedan in one unique package. Pricing starts at around $29k, which is at the high end for an Accord but in return, the Crosstour offers amenities and deluxe features usually not found in the Accord.