The Crosstour comes with a choice of two different engines. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder, making 192 hp. The V6 is brand new for 2013, displaces 3.5L and makes 278 hp. Front-wheel-drive Crosstours receive mileage ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg on the highway for the 4-cylinder and 20 and 29 mpg for V6 versions. All-wheel-drive models are V6 only and are rated at 18 mpg and 28 mpg in the city and on the highway respectively.
The Honda Crosstour is available in four basic trims: EX, EX-L, EX V6 and EX-L V6. The standard EX Crosstour isn't too basic and is equipped similarly to what one might see on a mid-sized sedan. The Crosstour EX comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, power folding mirrors, projector beam headlights, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a 360-watt 7-speaker sound system with subwoofer, steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls, fog lights and a one touch power moonroof. V6 versions of the EX get more than just a bigger engine. The EX VA6 also includes an 8-inch screen, a rear backup camera, Honda LaneWatch, 18-inch wheels and dual zone climate control.
Four-cylinder Crosstour EX-L models are actually priced similarly to the EX V6 version, giving prospective buyers an interesting choice. The EX-L includes many of the same features minus the obvious omission of the more powerful engine. However, while the 4-cylinder EX-L also downsizes the wheels back to 17-inches, it adds a nicer power adjustable front passenger seat, satellite radio, heated front seats and a leather-lined interior. V6 Versions of the EX-L are similar but have larger wheels, a larger engine and perhaps most importantly, the option of adding all-wheel-drive. A satellite navigation system is optional on both 4-cylinder and V6 versions of the Crosstour EX-L.
Though LaneWatch, Forward Collision detection, Lane Departure Warning system and a backup camera are optional items, there are still plenty of safety systems standard on the Crosstour. Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and electronic brake distribution are all included on the base model. All models benefit from a host of airbags including side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, while active head restraints help minimize the chance of whiplash in an accident.