If their behavior is not part of the Design Analysis Matrix, the end result can and will most likely suffer in the customer’s hands. Engineers are problem solvers by nature, and they learned a valuable lesson with these ill-fated Japanese engines: It’s easier to design a mousetrap based on customer behavior than to train your customer to use the product as it was designed for in the first place.
We’ve already written about the best hybrid cars 2019 will have to offer, but most of them don’t belong to the omnipresent crossover and SUV segment. This is something we’ll aim to correct in this particular article. The absolute best hybrid SUV 2019 has in store might be hidden among the following 10 models.
The throttle body, intake manifold, and cylinder head couldn’t flow enough air to really make significant power. The aftermarket never embraced the 4G54 enough to build and tune past the flaws and fans started to move on to the 4G63 engine which was much more capable.
The Honda Crosstour was built over a six model year period and encompassed a single generation. We are recommending just three model years because they represent the short period after a mild facelift that improved the overall quality of the Crosstour.