Yes folks, the Crosstour will be making a comeback in 2021 (not my video)
I have made a few minor modifications to my Crosstour. I bought my 2012, in 2015, for about half of what a brand new Crosstour would have cost. I usually come here to get, and give advice for repairs or to learn about issues others are having with their cars, so I know what to look for and can be better prepared if their issue finds it's way into my car. When something like this pops up in a forum, be it this one or any other, I am usually quite skeptical, but when Scotty Kilmer does a video about it, it opens my eyes. He has been turning wrenches for over 50 years, had a segment on a CBS news show, that turned into it's own TV show back in the 80's, and has been a very successful YouTuber for many years, so to say he's just gossiping is a stretch (no, I am NOT accusing ANYONE here of gossiping, I said that so people wouldn't accuse ME of gossiping), which is why I decided to share his video here.Would be interesting if they would bring back the Crosstour but I have my doubts. Many people who post on the forums are looking for answers to various issues with their car. Or those who like to modify and add enhancements. Those of us who have a Crosstour with no issues or do not enhance , post very little, as myself. I have a 2011 and love the car, bit overpriced but at the dealership they dropped the price enough that I felt I bought at a good price. Also, I got a dealership free oil change as long as I own the car and I am making it unprofitable for them. They discontinued the program. Basically, keep on top of maintenance, lucky that I have had no problems, great car and will keep it as long as I can. And lets face it, back in the '80's we could call it a hatchback so in reality it is an Accord Hatchback, basically. The thought of a return is interesting but doubtful.
Many Ford dealerships will tell you the same thing about the return of the Bronco, which is, according to the media, set for July 9th (OJ Simpson's birthday), despite all the media buzz going on about it. They are told by the manufacturer to keep a tight lip until the vehicles are actually in their showrooms. It's all just a marketing scam by the manufacturer. When the vehicles are actually in the showrooms, then the salesmen and women will be acting all surprised and giddy....."OOOOO LOOK WHAT WE JUST GOT IN, AND WE WERE NEVER TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT IT".I called a local HONDA dealer and asked about it, they answered me like I had 2 heads. They said HONDA has no intention of bringing back the Crosstour due to poor sales of the first generation and it wouldn’t make sense to bring back a car they discontinued over sales only to “hope” the new one somehow takes off. I still love my car and wouldn’t consider replacing it with anything Honda sells right now. One major reason is because they don’t offer an AWD “car” and I’m not interested in anything with a CVT.
If the new Crosstour as rumored, only came in a 4 cyl turbo, I would not be inclined to buy one. I want the 6. So yes, I will keep my 2012s running best I can for as long as possible.Maybe on other continents, but not likely in North America. Honda launched the Passport in 2019 which had better sales numbers than the Crosstour, but still relatively low in the big picture. Between the HR-V, CR-V, Passport, and Pilot, they are covered in the highly competitive AWD department for North America. Especially when you consider the Acura line-up, which includes AWD sedan. IMHO, I'm extremely please to own a rare and discontinued model that out-performs many and shines in just the right ways.
I seem to recall Honda including CT's in some of their commercials with other vehicles long ago...Has anyone “ever” seemed an official Honda Crosstour commercial? I feel one reasons the Crosstour didn’t sale well is because Honda never really advertised it like the Accord and other popular brands. I found three thirty seconds clips on YouTube made by Honda that I personally never seem.
In January 2014 I purchased my 2014 White Diamond Crosstour V6 EX-L. Throughout 2014 I cannot tell you how many people (mostly males over females) said “what kind of car is that”? When I said it’s a “Honda”. I wish I had taken a picture of their expressions. One guy said “I thought I knew every vehicle Honda makes”.
In my opinion, poor or lack of advertisement played a factor in the discontinuation of the Crosstour. I love my Crosstour!