SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When the Honda Crosstour was released back in 2009, it was known as the Honda Accord Crosstour because it leaned more towards a sedan than an SUV. The hatchback was designed for Accord fanatics who requested more power and storage. After its redesign last year, "Accord" was dropped from the name and even more storage was added which then pushed the mid-sized car into the crossover SUV segment. Since then, the Honda Crosstour has become one of the most interesting crossover SUVs currently available, as the unique styling and storage capabilities help the hatchback to stand out from the competition.
The V-6 engine that was found in the first edition Crosstour is still present in the new 2014 Honda Crosstour, but it has been significantly upgraded. The 3.5-liter engine delivers 278 horsepower and 252 pound-foot of torque. The Crosstour also offers a four-cylinder engine option which has an output of 192 horsepower, yet is still capable of achieving 31 mpg on the highway.
On top of the fuel economy rating, consumers are sure to enjoy the storage versatility of the Crosstour. The sloped back seems to cut into the storage capacity, however, the space is compensated for in the hidden, removable utility box in the floor of the cargo area. Storage is also extended to 51.3 cubic feet when the fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback is collapsed.
Many of the new Honda models have been receiving superior safety ratings, and the Crosstour is no exception. It was recently named as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after earning the highest rating of "good" in four crash safety tests. The safety, efficiency and storage of the 2014 Honda Crosstour are helping the crossover SUV to become one of the best cars for families in 2013.
To find out more about the versatile Crosstour, or any other 2014 Honda models, contact the experts at Benson Honda. Their professional sales staff can be reached by phone at 888-992-4616 or through the dealership's website at www.bensonhonda.com.
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