2014 Honda Crosstour – Luxurious, quiet and comfortable
June 18 2014, Justin Barker
Honda’s Crosstour Crossover Utility Vehicle certainly looks good, but it has much more to offer, such as versatility, a quiet cabin, and a list of standard features to enjoy. The V6 engine and standard Real Time 4WD system are two more reasons to appreciate the 2014 Honda Crosstour.
Starting with the engine, the EX-L and EX-L NAVI models are equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 under the hood. The 2014 Crosstour will offer good performance with 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, in addition to precise steering that makes it easy to enjoy a winding road. Honda has also equipped the vehicle with an Active Noise Cancellation system which transforms the cabin into a haven of piece and serenity, regardless of whether you are driving in the city or on the highway. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and should consumers decide to use them, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are included.
In terms of safety, Canadians will surely appreciate Honda’s Real Time 4WD that is standard on both Crosstour models. The system will likely prove useful during the winter months, especially when driving over slippery surfaces. Traction control and vehicle stability assist are also equipped. Buyers may note that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has rated the 2014 Honda Crosstour with the top Good score for the moderate overlap front and side crash test, in addition to given the vehicle a high grade in the areas of roof strength, head restraints and seat tests.
As for fuel economy, the Crosstour requires only regular fuel, and has a consumption rating of 11.1 litres per 100 kilometres when driving in the city, and 7.1 L/100km when on the highway.
Honda’s CUV is spacious both in front and in back, and the rear seats can be folded with a 60/40 split. In regards to comfort, standard features include leather-trimmed seating surfaces, along with heated front seats that are bound to come in handy during the winter. The driver can also take advantage of the 10-way power adjustable seat to find a comfortable driving position, and he or she can save up to two seat positions.
Dual-zone automatic climate control and cruise control are standard as well, and HandsFreeLink with bilingual Bluetooth will allow the driver to call someone when inside the vehicle without having to hold a mobile phone.
Many safety technologies are also included, like Honda’s multi-angle rearview camera that helps spot small items behind the vehicle, along with LaneWatch to view the cars in your blind spot, and Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warning. In addition, a navigation system is included on the EX-L NAVI trim.
As for the entertainment features, buyers can enjoy listening to satellite radio via a premium audio system with seven speakers, in addition to Bluetooth audio streaming which can be controlled using steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Consumers interested in the 2014 Honda Crosstour will likely enjoy the luxurious exterior style and the long, complete list of standard features. The power derived from the V6 engine as well as the availability of Real Time 4WD from the get go are other aspects to appreciate. For more information on the 2014 Crosstour, contact your Bruce Honda dealership.