2013 Honda Crosstour price starts at $27,230

At the 2012 LA Auto Show, the 2013 Honda Crosstour will make its public debut but will go on sale just a little earlier on Nov. 20, 2012. Prices will start at $27,230 for the updated 2013 Crosstour, which is $525 less than the 2012 model year.

The powertrain lineup consists of a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder for the 2-wheel-drive EX and EX-L making 192-hp at 7000 rpm and 162 lb-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm. The model gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 22/31 mpg (city/highway) and 25 mpg combined. Buyers can also opt for Honda’s new Earth Dreams 3.5 .liter V6 engine making 278 horsepower at 6200 rpm and a peak torque output of 252 lb-ft. at 4900 rpm. The engine runs on either 3 or 6-cylinders, depending on engine load and speed. Fuel-economy ratings for the V6 comes in at an EPA-estiamted 20/29 mpg or 23 mpg combined on Crosstour 2WD models and 18/28 mpg or 22 mpg combined for the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time 4WD.

Besides the updated rugged styling on the outside, the new 2013 Honda Crosstour gets a bunch of standard options including a rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, USB/iPod connection, fog lights, one-touch turn signals and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Buyers can also opt for the company’s new HondaLink infotainment system.

Check out the summary of changes after the jump.

Summary of Changes

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

– By: Omar Rana