Honda has announced the 2013 Crosstour. Priced at 27,230 USD, the 2013MY is 525 USD cheaper than outgoing version.

Probably Honda’s least appealing model is back again, with a 525 USD discount compared to 2012MY.

Priced at 27,230 USD, the Crosstour facelift looks virtually the same as the concept seen earlier this year. Power comes from a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that produces 192 hp (143 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque. This power unit is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission, enabling the car to return 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 25 mpg combined.

A more powerful V6 3.5-liter delivers 278 hp (207 kW) and 252 lb-ft (341 Nm). Linked to a new six-speed automatic transmission and benefiting from variable cylinder management (can run on 3 or 6 cylinders), the 2013 Crosstour returns 20 / 29 / 23 mpg for the 2WD models and 18 / 28 / 22 mpg for the 4WD versions, representing a 2 mpg imrpovement compared to 2012MY.

Although Honda says the interior design has been upgraded, no photos have been released yet. Nonetheless, Honda has improved materials and offers as standard automatic air conditioning, seven-speaker sound system, 60/40 split rear seatback, auto day/night dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, USB and steering wheel-mounted audio, phone and cruise controls.

Additional details are provided in the following press release.

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