While there has yet to be any official reports on the Crosstour yet, it is believed to be about 2.5 inches taller than the current Accord version and would be priced about USD30,000 to start. According to American Honda Motor Co., Inc., "An all-new crossover vehicle based on the award-winning Honda Accord will go on-sale in the fall of 2009 as the "Accord Crosstour," which is as much as it is official.

This means that if that is anything to go by, you can expect that the Crosstour to come with the 2 variants as per the Accord where the 2.4 liter 5 cylinder engine gets you up to 190 horsepower while the higher rang version, the 3.5 liter 6 engine which boosts out 275 horses comes with Honda’s own gas-saving VCM cylinder-deactivation system both of which are powered through its 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox. The other variants available in the Crosstour would be the choice between the front-wheel drive or the all-wheel drive versions although the entry level engine might not be AWD-ready.

Other standard accessories which you can expect would be the antiskid system with traction control, front side and curtain side airbags and EBS while interiors would most likely be its leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, rearview camera attached navigation system as well as USB/iPod connectivity on its premium audio system which would most likely come with DVD capabilities as well.

Whichever way you see it, it is just natural that Honda is embarking onto this market segment although its Accord has long established its place among the market on the more economical pricey segment. But like it or not, it just serves to provide more choices for its brand loyalists while offering a wider choice to those considering to buy something new with a classical touch. Hence, it would be good to take it easy on this one with the well performed and trial and tested engine on the Accord with a distinctive new look, this car will go far.

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