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.
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.