Three years after discontinuation, we are hearing a lot of stories about the 2019 Honda Crosstour comeback. According to the latest reports, Honda plans to bring back this crossover/wagon and take another shot. To remind you, the original Crosstour was in production between 2009 and 2015. However, slow sales forced the company to retire it after only one generation. A few years later, Honda feels that there is still a lot of potentials for such kind of vehicles, especially if we consider that there aren’t many models in the offer other than the legendary Outback. Other wagon crossovers are either much smaller or belong to the premium class and cost much higher.
However, the company will have to do a great job and create a car that can compete with the legendary models from Subaru. It didn’t succeed in the first time, we hope things will be better not.
Will there be a new Honda Crosstour after all?
2019 Honda Crosstour Redesign
It the new 2019 Honda Crosstour arrives, we have no doubt that the new model will once again have a lot in common with the Accord. The legendary sedan served as a basis for the original model and will for the new one as well. Of course, the new Crosstour will come based on the newest, tenth generation of the legendary mid-size sedan, which has been around for about a year. It brings lots of new design solution and it is generally even better than before. We could expect the same from the 2019 Honda Crosstour as well.
In terms of the styling, we expect a much better layout than the last time. Of course, there is no doubt that the front end will come with the same styling as the Accord. This is the company’s latest design language and definitely is the only way the new 2019 Honda Crosstour could go. On the other side, we expect to see significant changes at the rear end. As you probably know, the original model came with a pretty rounded rear end, which neither looked nice nor was too much practical.
Therefore, we count on a different approach this time. We count on a classic wagon body style, which would mean a more angular approach and almost vertical hatch doors. Such design should bring lots of benefits in terms of cargo capacity and overall practicality. Of course, count on a higher ground clearance as well. This model will come with a completely new suspension and chassis setup. It will sit much higher and also feature those black plastic surfaces to accentuate its crossover-ish character.
Once again, expect a tight relationship with the Accord. The 2019 Honda Crosstour interior should come with the same layout when it comes to the front part of the cabin. Without any doubt, it will feature the same dashboard design, with a familiar design and all those amazing features. The Accord features one of the nicest interiors in the class and the 2019 Honda Crosstour will have a huge benefit from it. Not only that you can count on hi-quality materials, but on lots of standard equipment as well. This also includes the latest tech goodies and advanced safety systems. This would mean things like 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, dual-zone climate control, Siri Eyes Free and many other features already in base versions.
On the other side, a back end of the cabin will definitely benefit from a new shape. We count on more volume, but also more practical cargo area, which will be able to accommodate bigger objects as well.
2019 Honda Crosstour Engines
This aspect of the 2019 Honda Crosstour seems perfectly clear. We have no doubt that the new model will feature the same engine lineup as the famous sedan. This would mean two powertrain options in the offer. Base models will come with a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Of course, count on a hybrid version as well. Honda offers a system that combines a four-cylinder gasoline engine with a couple of electric motors. The whole system delivers 212 horsepower, which seems enough for decent performances. More importantly, fuel economy is on an amazing level. The Accord almost reaches 50 miles per gallon in a combined drive. Of course, numbers in the 2019 Honda Crosstour Hybrid will be a little bit lower.
2019 Honda Crosstour Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the new model is just a speculation at the moment, so it seems pointless to talk about 2019 Honda Crosstour release date before we get something from the officials. If the new models ever arrive, the 2019 Honda Crosstour price should go around 30.000 dollars.