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The 2012 CT is on the Honda website. Besides eliminating Glacier Blue and Tango Red and adding Basque Red, there don't seem to be any changes. Or am I missing something? I guess the rumors of a 4-cylinder weren't true.
 

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I'd lean towards bad. With most cars, the third model year gets at least a minor refresh. Unless sales pick up dramatically, this may signal the beginning of the end for the CT.

As an aside, I also noted in the latest TV commercial (the one with the race car drivers) that they dropped "Accord" from the name.
 

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I noticed that the 2012 differs from the 2010 from this respect:

• Models w/o navigation have standard rear-view camera installed into the
rearview mirror.

I have the 2010 EX/L w/ NAVI. and I remember test-driving a crosstour w/o the NAVI. I don't recall the option aforementioned above as standard on the 2010 models. Does anyone have this on the 2011 ... or for that matter ... a 2010 model?

It makes sense to have it as a standard feature due to the rear-hatch crossmember obscuring vision. I always thought of that crossmember as being a serious flaw in the crosstour design and see this as a Honda's attempt to rectify it's design decision.
 

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The 2012 CT is on the Honda website. Besides eliminating Glacier Blue and Tango Red and adding Basque Red, there don't seem to be any changes. Or am I missing something? I guess the rumors of a 4-cylinder weren't true.
I'm glad I bought my Glacier blue in June, then.:) I want to check out the new red. I've still never seen a Tango Red Crosstour but have seen it on
CR-Vs.
 

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The now "Crosstour" now has STANDARD, USB audio interface, bluetooth, backup camera located in the rearview mirror, auto on/off headlights AND ... like it or hate it , "V6" badging now located on the lower right tailgate. Their is also a bump in city gas mileage for you 4WD folks out there from 17 to 18 mpg city.

I also noticed the pricing of the 2012 Crosstour with its new standard equipment (stated above) comes very close to a similarly priced Accord Sedan EX-L V6 (MSRP of 29,630), within $700, minus leather seats/steering wheel/heated seats/Homelink. Compared with the sedan, the Crosstour comes with more cargo room, 1500 lbs towing, projector headlights, Active Sound Control, better brakes/rotors, higher seating position,, 60/40 rear bench, more ground clearance, humidity controlled A/C, 360 vs 270 watt stereo, less road noise. If you can hold out on leather, I think a $700 upgrade from EX-L Sedan to Crosstour is sooooooooo worth it. Way to go Honda!
 

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The now "Crosstour" now has STANDARD, USB audio interface, bluetooth, backup camera located in the rearview mirror, auto on/off headlights AND ... like it or hate it , "V6" badging now located on the lower right tailgate. Their is also a bump in city gas mileage for you 4WD folks out there from 17 to 18 mpg city.
I definately noticed the standard back-up camera with the video located on the rear-view mirror and I noticed that USB audio interface, and bluethooth are also standard acording to the spec sheets on the webpage ... but I thought that the HFL and USB audio interface had always been standard since 2010.
 

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Well, they obviously read the customer reviews. The poor rear visibility and lack of a backup camera in my EX-L are my only complaints. Just when I thought I had gotten used to it and that it wasn't so bad, I backed out of the garage and into my wife's car.
 

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Other than the elimination of "Accord" in the nameplate, a Honda press release says this about the 2012 changes.

"For 2012, new features on the Crosstour EX include auto on/off headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth®1HandsFreeLink® and USB audio interface. Two new colors are also available on all Crosstour models: Twilight Blue Metallic replaces Glacier Blue Metallic, and Basque Red Pearl replaces Tango Red Pearl."

Even though they only mention changes to the EX model, I believe they mean they apply to the EX-L model also, if they were not on it in 2010/2011 (like the rearview camera for non-nav EX-L models).
 

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Well, they obviously read the customer reviews. The poor rear visibility and lack of a backup camera in my EX-L are my only complaints. Just when I thought I had gotten used to it and that it wasn't so bad, I backed out of the garage and into my wife's car.

My wife has backed up into our Ridgeline twice, and we have the back up camera. Ouch!
 

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Except for the back up camera in a non-navi CT all those "new" features were already standard in the EX-L model. And since the EX isn't sold in Canada, it's not much of an improvement over the previous years.
 

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I was trying to figure out the changes myself. I have the EXL- with Navi (backup camera which is GREAT!). From what I see is that Honda added a lot of features to the EX, that the EXL package came with. It kind of pisses me off since WE EXL- Navi owners paid much more money for our vehicle than the EX. I guess now what makes the EXL Model different then the EX is it comes with leather seats, remote side marker mirrors that move, and 4WD? So I guess if we would have waited for the 2012 we wouldn't had to pay 6,000 extra for some of the features that now the low model comes with?:mad:
Well I'm still happy with my EX-L Navi model. I have not had lots of issues with my car like I see on here....I still like to hear what's going on with Honda and there mistakes.
 

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I was trying to figure out the changes myself. I have the EXL- with Navi (backup camera which is GREAT!). From what I see is that Honda added a lot of features to the EX, that the EXL package came with. It kind of pisses me off since WE EXL- Navi owners paid much more money for our vehicle than the EX. I guess now what makes the EXL Model different then the EX is it comes with leather seats, remote side marker mirrors that move, and 4WD? So I guess if we would have waited for the 2012 we wouldn't had to pay 6,000 extra for some of the features that now the low model comes with?:mad:
Well I'm still happy with my EX-L Navi model. I have not had lots of issues with my car like I see on here....I still like to hear what's going on with Honda and there mistakes.
The only significant difference between the EX and the non-nav, non-4WD EX-L was the leather. And, you are right, Honda was charging a lot for leather.
 

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Easy solution: just bought my wife a new car with limited rear vis / no nav. Had a local stereo shop change out the rearview with an aftermarket mirror / monitor, and camera above the license plate. works great, ran me around $600. (less than my deductible if she backed into anything...
 

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Easy solution: just bought my wife a new car with limited rear vis / no nav. Had a local stereo shop change out the rearview with an aftermarket mirror / monitor, and camera above the license plate. works great, ran me around $600. (less than my deductible if she backed into anything...
LOL...

So that means you get an imediate ROI everytime she puts the car in reverse. :D

I have to caution though ... I've been getting TOO BRAVE in backing up ... I back into my parking space all the time, and quickly as well.. Over-confidence causes accidents, and I'm too confident now with that camera. The thing is.. I don't scare myself until after the fact, I think to myself, "What if ..."

I really do hope that back-up camera is acurate.
 

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The 2012 CT is on the Honda website. Besides eliminating Glacier Blue and Tango Red and adding Basque Red, there don't seem to be any changes. Or am I missing something? I guess the rumors of a 4-cylinder weren't true.
I love my Glacier Blue.
 

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I think maybe Honda is a little behind in things since the earthquake last winter. I think rumping up the operation took priority over any enhancements or changes.
 

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Easy solution: just bought my wife a new car with limited rear vis / no nav. Had a local stereo shop change out the rearview with an aftermarket mirror / monitor, and camera above the license plate. works great, ran me around $600. (less than my deductible if she backed into anything...

Would you be willing to share the make and model of the camera and rear view mirror you had installed?
 
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