The elevated equipment levels push the price of the front-wheel-drive EX model up to $31,150, a $350 increase over the 2011 EX. Prices for the 2012 front-wheel-drive EX-L see a more modest increase of $100, to $33,800. Prices for navigation-equipped EX-L models remain the same for 2012, and start at $35,900 for a front-drive model.

Other than the new kit, higher price, and streamlined name, the 2012 Honda Crosstour is still the same ugly duckling of the Honda family—albeit a versatile, higher-content ugly duckling.

By Alexander Stoklosa