Honda has transitioned rather successfully into the truck market in recent years and they are now making the leap into the crossover market with the Crosstour. This vehicle targets younger people or older couples whose children have already moved out. Anybody who desires more sportiness, extra style and some very useful crossover power will not be disappointed. The wheel base on the Crosstour is just 2.5 inches longer than the Accord and the interior room is almost identical. The Honda Crosstour does take advantage of some unique styling on the inside to make the most of the room that it does have. The main draw to this vehicle is the very cool design and sexy styling of the body.
The standard V-6 engine and five speed transmissions are shared from the Accord and are plenty of power for the Crosstour but there are some upgrade options to bring even more power to this cool crossover. The only downside to this crossover seems to be a tight headspace in the back seats. Other than this the 2010 Crosstour is a great choice for anybody that is interested in the crossover body style.
Bodystyle: Crossover SUV
Engines: 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 5-speed automatic
Models: EX, EX-L
Crosstour launched in 2010, so there are no changes for the 2011 model year.
It remains essentially a slightly raised Accord wagon -- although with notionally more style and less utility. This five-passenger crossover boasts a striking profile with a coupe-like roofline and is available in front- and all-wheel drive, with a 3.5-liter V-6 and 5-speed automatic transmission.
With long overhangs and low roof, Crosstour attempts to cut a lean profile, but ends up looking awkward. Hard side and head on are its best angles, but it needs to be seen in person.
As a premium variant of Accord, Crosstour offers standard dual zone climate control and an active noise canceling system to reduce engine noise. Storage options are numerous, but compromised due to intrusive rear strut towers.
Performance & Handling
Control arm front and multilink rear suspension give Crosstour a sporty ride and handling balance. The 5-speed auto has an exclusive rev matching feature, but still seems outdated with 6-, 7-, and even 8-speed transmissions on the market. The 271 horsepower V-6 has just enough beans to keep things fun, yet it can cruise on only three cylinders to conserve fuel.
All passengers have 3-point seatbelts. Dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags come standard, as do driver and front passenger active head restraints, stability/traction control and a host of braking aids (ABS, EBD, and BA).
EPA Fuel Economy
FWD: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
AWD:17 mpg city/25 mpg highway
- Crisp handling
- Stylish interior
- Smooth and quiet ride
You Won't Like
- Polarizing look
- Compromised cargo area
- Antiquated transmission
Drives better than it looks
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