2013 Honda Crosstour Now Offers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, More V-6 Power, Refined Styling, Enhanced Visibility and New

2013 Honda Crosstour Now Offers Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency, More V-6 Power,
        Refined Styling, Enhanced Visibility and New Lower Base Price

Extensive updates, lower MSRP and improved fuel economy provide premium
crossover with added value

PR Newswire

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The 2013 Honda Crosstour goes
on sale November 20, 2012, with pricing beginning at $27,230 – a starting MSRP
$525 lower than in 2012. Receiving extensive updates, the 2013 Honda Crosstour
introduces more purposeful exterior styling, significant upgrades to the
interior design and materials, and a more powerful, fuel-efficient Earth
Dreams™ V-6 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with
paddle-shift control. The rugged new styling, teamed with class-leading
fuel-efficiency and a lower MSRP on the base four-cylinder model make the 2013
Honda Crosstour the smartest choice in a premium mid-size crossover.

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Standard equipment on all Crosstour models includes a rearview camera with
guidelines, Bluetooth^® HandsFreeLink^™, USB/iPod^® connection, fog lights,
one-touch turn signals and an Expanded View Driver's Mirror. The
front-wheel-drive Crosstour offers two trim levels (EX, EX-L) available with
four-cylinder or V-6 powertrains, with Real Time™ 4WD available on the EX-L
V-6 model. Rich new exterior colors for 2013 include Kona Coffee Metallic and
Mountain Air Metallic.

The 2013 Crosstour is one of the first Honda models available with the new
keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start. The 2013 Crosstour also features
Honda's LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on
the passenger mirror to provide an enhanced rearward view of the
passenger-side roadway. Other standard visibility-enhancing features include
the rearview camera and new re-shaped rear headrests.

The 2013 Honda Crosstour also receives enhancements on the safety front
including available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning
(FCW). Other safety upgrades to the 2013 Crosstour are designed to help it
earn top IIHS roof-crush safety scores, as well as a 5-Star NCAP rating.

Summary of Changes

  oMore rugged and premium exterior styling
  oUpgraded interior design and materials
  oMore powerful available Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  oClass-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy – up to an estimated 31 mpg^2
    highway
  oStandard visibility enhancements including rearview camera, re-shaped rear
    headrests and Expanded View Driver's Mirror
  oAvailable 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (V-6)
  oAvailable Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display
  oAvailable HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility
  oAvailable Smart Entry with Push Button start
  oAvailable Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  oNew Kona Coffee Metallic and Mountain Air Metallic exterior colors

Powertrain

The two different four-cylinder Crosstour models, the 2-wheel-drive EX and
EX-L, are powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC^® engine. The
four-cylinder models significantly broaden the Crosstour's appeal through a
lower price point and EPA-estimated fuel economy rating^1 of 22 mpg city, 31
mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. The 4-cylinder engine produces 192
horsepower at 7000 rpm and 162 lb-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm. A technologically
advanced 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control is standard
equipment.

The new available Earth Dreams™ 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC^® V-6 engine
utilizes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) to maximize efficiency, allowing
the engine to run on 3 or 6 cylinders, depending on engine load and speed. For
2013, power output climbs to 278 horsepower at 6200 rpm, a 7-hp gain over the
2012 Crosstour V-6. Peak torque output is now 252 lb-ft. at 4900 rpm with a
much wider torque spread. The net result is a more responsive engine across
the rev range that drivers use every day, combined with better peak power for
quick acceleration, passing, and climbing grades. The Crosstour V-6's new
6-speed automatic transmission also includes new steering wheel-mounted paddle
shifters.

Fuel efficiency for the V-6 is also significantly improved, with it now
achieving an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating^1 of
20/29/23 mpg ^ on Crosstour 2WD models and 18/28/22 mpg^1 for the Crosstour
EX-L with Real Time™ 4WD. Compared to the 2WD 2012 Crosstour V-6, this
represents a 2 mpg improvement in city/highway/combined fuel economy.

Body

Since its debut as a 2010 model, the Honda Crosstour has created its own
unique crossover SUV identity with a distinctively sleek, sporty and
fuel-efficient style. This continues for 2013 with a newly refreshed exterior
that provides a more rugged, active, and premium look, while still concealing
an accommodating rear cargo area with a large tailgate. An under-floor storage
area in the rear of the vehicle adds even more functionality, while reversible
floor panels accommodate messy cargo.

Standard exterior features on Crosstour EX include chrome door handles,
17-inch alloy wheels and P225/65R-17 all-season tires. Additional exterior
features on the Crosstour EX include auto-on/off projector-beam headlights, a
one-touch power moonroof with tilt, body-colored folding power side mirrors
with defrost, auto-up/down driver's and front passenger's windows, and rear
privacy glass. The top-of-the-line Crosstour EX-L V-6 model adds 18-inch alloy
wheels with P225/60R-18 all-season tires.

Chassis

The Crosstour has inspired handling, thanks to its double-wishbone front and
independent multi-link rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, and
front strut tower bar. All Crosstour models include power-assisted ventilated
front and solid rear disc brakes. For true utility-vehicle capability, the
Crosstour provides 6.2 inches of maximum ground clearance in addition to the
available Real Time™ 4WD system.

Interior

Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend throughout the
Crosstour's versatile passenger compartment, which is further improved for
2013 with upgraded interior design and materials. Inside the Crosstour EX are
automatic air conditioning with an air-filtration system (dual-zone automatic
climate control on EX-L V-6), a 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with seven
speakers, Bluetooth™ HandsFreeLink^®, a USB audio interface,  steering
wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls, an auto day/night dimming
rearview mirror, an easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seatback, a hidden
removable utility box and more.

Crosstour EX-L models add leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front
seats, memory driver's seat and memory side mirrors with reverse tilting
capability, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering
wheel and gearshift knob, Kevlar^® cone audio speakers, front aluminum
dome-type tweeter speakers, HondaLink™ with Aha™ compatibility, Pandora^®
Internet radio compatibility, XM^® Radio, compass and outside temperature
indicator (also included on EX V-6), and more. The EX-L V-6 model also adds a
HomeLink™ transmitter.

The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System^2 is available on Crosstour EX-L
models, and all EX-L and above Crosstour models feature an upgraded multi-view
rearview camera with guidance lines integrated into the display. Real Time™
4WD is available on the Crosstour EX-L V-6.

Safety

Crosstour safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™
(ACE™) body structure, a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant
protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. Additional safety
equipment on the Crosstour includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA^®),
anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, side
curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, driver's and front passenger's side
airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS),
dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, and active front seat head
restraints.

Standard on Crosstour EX-L models is Honda's new Forward Collision Warning
(FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. FCW can alert the driver when
a potential collision with another vehicle ahead is detected, where LDW can
alert the driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use.

A series of visibility enhancements on the 2013 Crosstour can improve safety
by increasing the driver's awareness of other vehicles, pedestrians or other
obstacles that are around the Crosstour. Standard on all Crosstour models,
save the four-cylinder EX, is Honda's exclusive new LaneWatch blind spot
camera. Other improvements on all Crosstour models include reshaped rear
headrests that enhance rearward visibility, a standard rearview camera, and a
new Expanded View Driver's Mirror.

Manufacturing

The Crosstour is produced^3 at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty
Auto Plant in East Liberty, Ohio. At its introduction, the Crosstour was named
one of the "Top 10 Family Cars" by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. Consumer Guide
then added "Recommended Buy" honors to the Crosstour.

Warranty

The 2013 Honda Crosstour is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car limited
warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a
5-year/unlimited-mile corrosion limited warranty.

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^1 Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your
actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

^2 Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work correctly
in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include but are not limited to automatic
clock updates and time zone adjustments.

^3 Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Third-party trademark: The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is
under license.

SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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