Honda needs reinforcement in the SUV segment. Yes, you heard it right. The market is growing at a speed of light, and new subclasses and segments are launched almost every season. The sedan-base SUV would be a great addition that will improve the overall offer of the Japanese carmaker. However, it is still questionable how can the SUV perform. The company recently brought back the Passport, and we do not know where Crosstour would fit. However, if there was room for one comeback, the other one is possible too. The new SUV will be a coupe-like. It will definitely carry over one of the old engines. Of course, the 2020 Honda Crosstour could get a hybrid drivetrain or even a diesel engine. Options such as front / all wheel drive are not in doubt.
The company will pack the SUV with the latest features. Lack of space in the back row will be made up with more room for storage. Aggressive and functional, the new Crosstour will be a model to watch in 2020 season.
2020 Honda Crosstour Engines
We are pretty sure that Honda will use a proven 3.5-liter V6. It was there when the Crosstour was still on the market last time. However, this time the V6 unit will be an optional engine. The base models will downtune the SUV with a 2.4-liter unit. Such powertrain is not capable of producing a lot of power, but it still keeps fuel economy at high levels. The CR-V compact crossover is already using this mill and it can return over 30 mpg combined with AWD equipped. The 2020 Honda Crosstour will be heavy, which means slightly higher fuel consumption. Power outputs are 185 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
The 3.5-liter V6 engine can make 90 hp and 70 lb-ft more. That is a serious upgrade. What’s more important, the Honda Pilot is using this engine. Having these units could mean the 2020 Honda Crosstour takes the spot between two mentioned models. However, with a V6, the fuel economy will drop, but the towing capacity rises to 3,500 pounds. With some setup, it could go up to 5,000 lbs.
The coupe-SUV is also a favorite to get a hybrid engine. Honda is developing a system for its flagship Pilot model. Meanwhile, the crossover could use either the setup from Honda Accord or the one Acura MDX SUV is offering. The first one is a combination of a 2.0-liter petrol engine and an electric motor. The other one is more capable since most of its power comes from a 3.0-liter gasoline engine. Additionally, there are three electric units to support the smooth ride. This sports hybrid makes 320 hp, while the Accord sedan configuration is good for 210 hp. Fuel economy figures could be decisive here. The smaller block returns over 45 mpg combined. The biggest sport hybrid boosts the performance, but not the fuel economy, consuming 26 mpg.
2020 Honda Crosstour Redesign
The 2020 Honda Crosstour will be a combination of old-school styling and new design languages. First of all, the crossover will still use a coupe shape. Attractive look is definitely eye-catching, but lack of space for passengers in the second row is a big downside. When it returns, the 2020 Crosstour is going to offer more cargo space. We can get some clues what to expect by looking at the Honda Passport that debuted at the LA Auto Show in 2018. However, rugger SUV is larger and bolder, while the Crosstour will use more sporty features.
2020 Honda Crosstour Future, Competition
The good news for 2020 Honda Crosstour is that the compact crossover coupe class is not a battlefield. Well, only a subcompact Toyota C-HR is a non-premium model. BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, are there, but these are not a competition for the Crosstour. The lack of practicality is the main reason why companies are not making such vehicles. That will be the main reason for worries in the Japanese company. However, Honda is not experimenting too much. If they decide to launch such a model, it will be accepted well.
The new Crosstour will have another shot. Previously, it lasted for five years. Now, we can say how much it will take for the 2020 Honda Crosstour to establish itself as a serious contender. But being present at the market, especially as the first model, is making it a favorite.
2020 Honda Crosstour Price
The price will depend on a lot of things. If our opinion is correct and the 2020 Honda Crosstour takes a position between Pilot and CR-V, the cost will be somewhere in the middle. That means between $ 26,000 and $ 31,000. The hybrid model will definitely start over $ 30,000 no matter which configuration Crosstour 2020 gets. High-end models will go up to $ 40,000. However, we will know more when the vehicle debuts, and it is not going to happen before the last quarter of 2019. Even the late release is possible for the first half of 2020.