What happens when you mix design elements from a crossover and a traditional station wagon? The answer is the Honda Crosstour. This unique vehicle, based on the Accord's platform, possesses all of the quality, reliability and fuel economy that Honda is known for in the automotive marketplace.
What's New for 2014
After some significant updates last year, the Crosstour rolls into 2014 with only minor trim and color changes.
Choosing Your Honda Crosstour
Honda almost never offers options—most features are tied to the trim level you choose. In the case of the Crosstour, this includes one of two engines:
Honda's ubiquitous 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 192 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, it returns EPA fuel economy numbers of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. This is the base engine on all front-wheel drive Crosstours.
The Earth Dreams 3.5-liter V6 uses variable cylinder management to maximize efficiency by running on three or six cylinders. Honda pairs the engine with a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. It generates 278 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque, and is rated for 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. It's optional on all front-wheel drive trims, and standard with all-wheel drive, when fuel efficiency dips to 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
The Crosstour hasn't been a top seller, so there's a good chance you'll find dealers who are willing to discount. Our pick of the range is a four-cylinder EX-L, which offers an excellent balance of value and content.