Changes for the 2014 Honda Crosstour:
The 2014 Crosstour, Honda’s lifestyle-oriented crossover SUV, adds a standard reversing camera and an available LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system for 2014.
Honda offers the 2014 Crosstour in EX and EX-L trim levels, each equipped with a standard 4-cylinder engine or an optional V-6. An all-wheel-drive system is available only for EX-L models equipped with the V-6 engine.
Get the EX with the V-6 engine, and more than just added horsepower is listed on the menu. This model also gains 18-inch aluminum wheels, Smart Entry passive entry with push-button starting, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration, a 4-way power front passenger’s seat, an upgraded multi-angle reversing camera to replace the standard single-angle unit, and Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system. Additionally, the Crosstour EX V6 has an 8-inch color touchscreen infotainment system with HondaLink smartphone pairing and services, SMS text messaging capability, Aha radio, Pandora radio, and a premium audio system.
The Crosstour EX-L includes these features and adds leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and memory for the driver’s settings. The infotainment system is upgraded with Bluetooth streaming audio and satellite radio, and the EX-L is equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems. A voice-activated hard-drive navigation system is optional, and features a 16-gig music drive, Song by Voice technology, and more.
This navigation system is also optional for the Crosstour EX-L V6 model, which also includes a universal garage door opener as standard equipment.
Engines and Transmissions:
A 192-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for the 2014 Honda Crosstour, driving the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.
A 278-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 is optional, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a choice between front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The 6-speed automatic also features paddle shifters and a Sport driving mode, while the V-6 engine employs Variable Cylinder Management technology to improve fuel economy.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
With the standard 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive, the Crosstour is rated to return 25 mpg in combined driving. Add a V-6 engine, and that figure drops to 23 mpg. Add AWD to the V-6 powertrain, and the Crosstour provides 22 mpg.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the 2014 Crosstour. In testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Crosstour receives the highest possible rating of “Good” in all assessments that have been conducted. Note, though, that the IIHS has not subjected the Crosstour to its small overlap frontal-impact test as this summary is written.
Most versions of the 2014 Honda Crosstour are equipped with HondaLink smartphone connectivity and services. It is part of an infotainment system that also features an 8-inch touchscreen display, SMS text messaging capability, access to Internet radio stations, and more.
Safety tech is reserved for the EX-L models, and included Honda LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and a multi-angle reversing camera.
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