2007 Honda Crossroad review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 22 February 2007 , 18:02:25 byAlina

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Honda Crossroad

The 2007 Honda Crossroad was released by Honda Motor Co., a vehicle which beautifully transcends the existing categories by smartly blending the functionality and design of a crossover with the size of a compact car and the three-row seating and seven-passenger capacity that a minivan provides. Being designed as an ,,active life navigator,,, the car is meant to help people enjoy their active lifestyles, conveying a feeling of strength and solid presence. The fun impression is ensured by the interior design which is defined by a sculpted molding around the instrument panel, thus creating an urban tone. The overall length of just 4,285mm makes it possible for the vehicle to be handled around town, while the Crossroad also receives an effective minimum tuning radius1 at the top of its class2, thanks to the distinctive angular design around the front headlights. In terms of powertrain, either a 1.8-liter or a 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine may be used to equip the Crossroad, providing outstanding fuel economy combined with responsive low-to-mid-speed driving performance, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Hill-Start Assist Function maintains brake pressure for a limited period of time and it will be added to the four-wheel-drive model. Furthermore, an emergency puncture repair kit is also available and it secures more space for third-row passengers and it makes the vehicle lighter at the same time. The passengers of the third-row seats will get in and out a lot easier as the second-row seats tilt and slide forward with the pull of a lever located on the shoulder of the second-row seatback. The active safety features of the car include the Collision Mitigation Brake System, which alerts the driver through audio and visual warnings, while Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body offers passenger protection while mitigating impact on the other vehicle. The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, has certified all types, as they reached a 75% reduction with respect to emissions regulations for 2005.