These days, the automotive industry is a lot about bringing back the old nameplates. Honda is no exception and we are getting a lot of reports that suggest comebacks of models like Element. Also, we are hearing a lot about the comeback of Crosstour, a model that has been produced along with the previous-generation Accord. This time, it should come as the 2021 Honda Crosstour and it should once again share design characteristics with the legendary sedan.
At this point, we are still waiting for the details from officials. However, things are so obvious in this case that, if Honda is about to bring this nameplate back, there is no reason to expect anything but the same design approach as in the original model. This means a typical crossover wagon layout, something that has been mastered by Subaru, with the model called Outback. Some sources suggest we could see it already in the next year.
2021 Honda Crosstour Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, we have no doubt that the new Honda Crosstour would stick to the familiar design philosophy. In practice, this means the new model would once again share the platform with the Accord. The current generation of the legendary mid-size sedan has been around for just a couple of years, so there is no need for bigger modifications in terms of the mechanics, except for the suspension setup. When it comes to the side, this one will be higher and longer, but we count on the same 111 inches in wheelbase.
When it comes to the body style, count on a typical wagon layout, which would come in a combination with higher ground clearance. Although this model wouldn’t be as boxy as a Passport or Pilot, high ground clearance is the thing that makes it a crossover.
In terms of the styling, we expect that base aesthetics will be based on the sedan sibling. Of course, this primarily refers to the front end and fascial, which should look pretty much the same. Still, we count on revisions on the bumper, which would provide a more rugged appearance. Some sources suggest that the new 2021 Honda Accord Crosstour would take a lot of inspiration from the Concept D, which was presented five years ago and which comes with pretty sharp angles but keeps profile pretty sleek.
We presume that Honda designers will put special attention to the rear end, which was the most criticized area of the previous generation, at least when it comes to aesthetics.
When it comes to the inside of this crossover, we presume that the Japanese company won’t put too much attention on the dashboard design. More precisely, it would be rather the same as the one that can be found in the Accord. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the popular sedan looks pretty good from the inside. The materials are really nice, while aesthetics are at a high level as well.
On the other side, we count on a spacious and well-equipped cabin. We presume that the amount of legroom will be the same as in Accord, but the new 2021 Honda Crosstour should be much more generous in terms of headroom, which isn’t particularly great in the current-generation sedan. Still, the biggest improvement is expected on the inside, where we expect to see far more space. We count on numbers that are similar to Subaru Outback, which is good for about 75 cubic feet of the overall cargo space.
2021 Honda Crosstour Engines
Under the hood, there is no room for surprises. The 2021 Honda Crosstour will certainly come with Honda’s familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which powers the Accord too. It puts out around 252 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to ensure strong dynamics and overall performances. This engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
A hybrid version also seems possible. Of course, we would once again see a powertrain borrowed from the Accord, a system that is based on a NA four-cylinder engine that gets help from multiple electric motos. The total output goes around 212 horsepower and we have no doubt that the new crossover will also be pretty efficient with this engine, especially if we consider that it comes in pair with a CVT gearbox.
2021 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
Despite that some sources suggest thing model could arrive already in the next year, the fact is that the company is still quiet and that this comeback is still just a rumor. If it arrives, we presume that base models would go around 30.000 dollars.