2012 Honda Crosstour starts at $28.465 image

Honda has recently announced the official starting price for the 2012 Crosstour, which has been set at 28.465 USD for the entry-level version.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the “new” Honda Crosstour has went on sale in January and its low price and improved fuel economy should help attract more customers into the brand. Honda says that the 2012 Crosstour is coming in two versions, the EX, which starts at $28.465, including the $810 destination charge, and the EX-L, which is packing stuff like leather seats for 31.515 USD. The navigation system gets the Crosstours’ price to 33.615 USD, which is still over $2k less than its V6 counterpart.

The 2012 Honda Crosstour is powered by a 2.4 liter engine which is developing a total output of 192 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 162 lb-ft. This went considerably down compared top to the 3.5 liter V6 engine, with its 271 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque, but so has the fuel economy, and the four-cylinder version is now returning an average of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, compared to the “old” 18/27 mpg from the front-wheel drive V6 model.

Honda says that both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and the entry-level version is packed with features like the automatic dimming rearview mirror, the automatic headlights, Bluetooth, USB port or a rearview backup camera, except for the nav-equipped versions.