For several years, we’ve been hearing reports about the comeback of this nameplate and it looks that something is finally going to happen. According to the latest reports, the Japanese manufacturer is about to have another try with this crossover/wagon and the new model will probably use the same or similar design approach as the original. Speaking of the original, that model was heavily based on the Accord and it came to compete with the undisputed leader of the segment, Subaru Outback. Toyota also tried with something similar, with the model called Venza, but both models failed to keep the pace with Subaru’s legend.
The new Venza is here, but it comes in a different form. On the other side, the 2021 Honda Crosstour is about to stick with the original philosophy, reports say. We count on the same layout, as well as on a lot of shared things with the popular mid-size sedan. We expect its arrival sometime in the next year.
2021 Honda Crosstour Redesign
When it comes to the overall layout, we expect that the new 2021 Honda Crosstour will stick to the original design philosophy. Therefore, you may count on a familiar layout. Count on a familiar crossover/wagon layout, with a lot of things shared with the Accord. The new crossover will share most of the mechanics. You may count on the same mechanics, while the size should be pretty similar as well. We count on the same wheelbase, which goes a little bit over 111 inches.
Styling-wise, we have no doubt that the front end will be pretty similar to the sedan sibling. Count on the same design language, while the rear end is about to come in a typical wagon layout. We hope that Honda will do this better this time and bring both prettier aesthetics and improved practicality. Obviously, the biggest difference will be in the new suspension setup, which will provide notably higher ground clearance and give that crossover look.
While there are numerous revisions to come to the exterior layout, we have no doubt that things won’t change that much on the inside. Honda won’t experiment in this aspect, as the current Accord looks pretty modern and attractive. Also, it comes with loads of tech goodies. So, we have no doubt that the overall layout will be pretty similar. The dashboard will utilize loads of quality materials, while the list of tech goodies should be pretty long.
When it comes to the passenger space, we expect the same amount of legroom as in the Accord. Of course, the wagon body will certainly provide more headroom in the second row, while the cargo area should offer some pretty respectable numbers for the class as well.
All Honda models are pretty amazing when it comes to safety features. So, there is no way that the 2021 Honda Crosstour would be any different. We expect that the list of standard safety features will be pretty much the same as in the Accord which comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and a road departure mitigation system. Additionally, there should be optional goodies like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, head-up display etc.
2021 Honda Crosstour Engines
Surprises under the hood are certainly not expected. Still, we presume that Honda will skip the Accord’s base 1.5-liter engine and that the bigger 2.0-liter unit would be standard. This engine is good for about 252 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque and it comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It offers pretty amazing performances, so we expect that the new 2021 Honda Crosstour would be fun to drive as well.
A hybrid version is also possible. This model would use a familiar system that is based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which comes in pair with two electric motors. The total output goes around 212 horsepower and fuel economy should be at a high level as well.
2021 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
The 2021 Honda Crosstour is still a rumor, so take this article with a reserve. Still, there are numerous reports that suggest this comeback could happen already in the next year. If it arrives, we presume that the starting price would go under 30.000 dollars.