The comeback of this crossover has been rumored years ago and it looks like something is finally happening. According to the latest reports, this model could come back already like the 2021 Honda Crosstour. Of course, we are talking about a concept version, while the production model would come soon after. At this point, the officials are still quiet, but lots of unofficial sources suggest such a scenario. A good thing is that we can predict in which direction the new Crosstour will go.
Of course, we are talking about a similar design approach to the original. This would mean a body style that combines crossover and wagon layouts, making it a direct rival to Subaru Outback. Naturally, it would be based on the accord sedan, sharing most of the mechanics and aesthetics.
2021 Honda Crosstour Design
As we’ve just mentioned, things are relatively easy to predict in the case of the 2021 Honda Crosstour. Just like the original, it should come heavily based on the Accord sedan. This particularly refers to mechanics, as the two models would ride on the same chassis, share engines etc. Furthermore, the wheelbase should be pretty much the same, as well as a lot of aesthetics.
Speaking of the aesthetics, the front end could look identical to the legendary sedan, but keep in mind that the Accord will come completely redesigned in the next few years, which indicates that the 2021 Honda Crosstour could come with a little bit different approach. The thing that will definitely be different is the rear end, which will come in a typical wagon manner. We hope it will be better designed than the original, which was neither practical nor good-looking.
Naturally, you may count on an upgraded suspension setup, which will bring a significantly higher ground clearance, which is what turns a car into a crossover. Furthermore, we could see black plastics around fenders and other details that are typical for crossovers and SUVs in general.
On the inside, we don’t expect a surprise. Things should be in a typical Honda fashion, which means a combination of relatively simplistic design with solid quality. At this point, it’s hard to say but most reports suggest the same dashboard design as in the current-generation Accord. That’s definitely a good thing, considering that the current sedan features a well-built cabin with a full load of tech features.
The obvious difference comes in the back of the cabin. While the front seats could remain pretty much the same, we definitely count on more headroom in the second row. More importantly, the cargo area would be significantly bigger, we expect on par with the Outback.
2021 Honda Crosstour Engines
This aspect shouldn’t bring surprises. You may count on Honda’s familiar engine options, though we believe that the Japanese manufacturer will rather skip the Accord’s base 1.5-liter unit in this case. Instead, base models would come with the excellent 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and everything feels so refined, while acceleration and overall driving dynamics are great.
We also count on a hybrid version, which would use a familiar system that combines a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine with a couple of electric motors, for a total output of 212 horsepower.
2021 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
Although the officials are still quiet about this model, we believe that the concept version would come already as the 2021 Honda Crosstour, while the serial production model would arrive in the next year. When it comes to the price, we believe that base models would go around 30.000 dollars.