The offer of the Honda brand in the US market will be expanded with the new crossover. In the matter of fact, it is not a brand-new model. The 2019 Honda Crosstour will make a return after four years of break. The new SUV comes with one engine, front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and a five-door body with coupe lines.
These are pretty much the same characteristics as its predecessor had. The 2019 Honda Crosstour belongs to the so-called Crossover Utility Vehicle range. We can freely say this is a non-traditionally large liftback model with the all-wheel drive system. The return of this model means Honda is about to make a serious redesign and tuning. Chiefs believe in Crosstour, and it is up to this model to prove that discontinuation was a bad move.
Will there be a 2019 Honda Crosstour?
This is a most used question by the fans of the crossover. After the cut of production, rumors reported every year that Crosstour is coming back. Nevertheless, now it is likely than ever that we will see it as 2019 Honda Crosstour. First renderings are already available, while we couldn’t see photos of the test mules out on streets. Big changes need a lot of time to be developed and produced. So, the new Honda Crosstour won’t arrive before the final quarter of 2018.
Another guess without major clues is about the price. The 2019 Honda Crosstour is a mystery since the company could decide to make a luxurious crossover from it. But, according to leaking sources, it is not about to happen. The SUV is a mid-size vehicle, whose price won’t be higher than $27,000 for base models.
2019 Honda Crosstour Engines
Although it was present in the previous edition, a 3.5-liter V-6 powertrain will be an option for new Crosstour. Nevertheless, compared to the predecessor, upcoming SUV will have a second engine in the offer. Lack of the drivetrain choice could be one of the reasons for an unsuccessful stint of Honda Crosstour. The Japanese carmaker will add a 4-cylinder mill, for slightly worse power output, but much better mileage. That would make the 2019 Honda Crosstour a real family SUV. Displacement could be 2.4-liter.
Transmission and Mileage
The bigger, V-6 engine will use a 6-pace transmission to route power from a 3.6-liter engine. This combo should be good for 25 mpg combined. In perfect conditions, the 2019 Honda Crosstour could make 30 mpg on a highway. On the other hand, mileage of the 4-cylinder powertrain will be closer to 30 mpg combined. That will be one of the surprises for the competition.
2019 Honda Crosstour Redesign
The 2019 Honda Crosstour needs a complete redesign if it wants to succeed. Its styling was interesting, but it didn’t draw too many buyers. A lift-back crossover is unique on the market. But, when it doesn’t bring better selling records, it should get a revisit. The new Honda Crosstour will keep similar dimensions as its predecessor. However, modernization of the exterior and interior is a must. So, the crossover could pick up some solutions from its siblings, especially CR-V. We are not in doubt about the interior. The latest systems and features will definitely lure more fans and enthusiasts.