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2012 Honda Crosstour Gets New Name, More Standard Features

This is the season of 2012 model-year vehicle debuts, and Honda is fitting right in. The automaker has released information about its lifted crossover-style wagon, the 2012 Honda Crosstour, formerly known as the Honda Accord Crosstour.

“The (renaming) move is probably in anticipation of the upcoming redesign of the Accord, which is set to debut sometime next year,” speculates Cars.com. “Or people just kept getting confused.”

In addition to the name change, Honda is also including more standard features on the base Crosstour. “Besides its new-for-2012 auto on/off headlights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface, standard features on the Crosstour EX include projector-beam headlights, fog lights, 17-inch aluminum wheels with P225/65R17 all-season tires, a moonroof, body-colored power side mirrors with defrost, chrome door handles, auto up/down driver and front passenger side windows and rear privacy glass,” reports Honda in a press release.

The 2012 Honda Crosstour EX with two-wheel drive is set to start at $30,340, while 2WD EX-L trims will start at $32,990. Four-wheel drive trims start at $34,440.The EPA estimates that two-wheel drive Crosstours will get 18/27 mpg city/highway, while adding four-wheel drive will drop the highway rating by 1 mpg.

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