Honda Crosstour Review
The 2014 Honda Crosstour ranks 8 out of 10 Wagons. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Honda Crosstour, as well as reliability and safety data.
Many test drivers say the 2014 Honda Crosstour has a comfortable interior, but they note that it lacks the cargo space available in other wagons and crossovers.
The Crosstour comes standard with a four-cylinder engine, and reviewers think it provides adequate acceleration. However, they prefer the V6 model, which is more powerful and uses less fuel than many similarly equipped wagons. The four-cylinder engine comes with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 comes with a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The four-cylinder model gets an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway, which is on-par for the class. The six-cylinder model with all-wheel-drive gets 19/28, which is better than what most other six-cylinder wagons with all-wheel drive get. Many critics say the Crosstour has agile handling and a comfortable ride.
Test drivers like the modern interior design in the Honda Crosstour, and they say that the cabin is well-built with high-quality materials. They also agree that the five-seat Crosstour has supportive, roomy seats in the front, and especially spacious seating in back. However, reviewers say that its dashboard isn’t user-friendly because it is cluttered with buttons, and they note that competing wagons and crossover SUVs offer much larger, more useful cargo areas. The 2014 Honda Crosstour’s standard features include a moonroof, a USB input, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and a seven-speaker audio system. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio, push-button start, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and Honda LaneWatch, which uses a camera mounted under the passenger side mirror to show the driver what’s in his or her blind spot. The Honda Crosstour has high safety and reliability scores for the class.
- "The 2014 Honda Crosstour hatchback provides more versatility than a midsize sedan, but if cargo space is what you need, a crossover SUV or wagon will likely suit you better." -- Edmunds
- "As long as you don't need a huge cargo hold or 3-row seating, it's a compelling alternative to traditional crossovers." -- AutoTrader
- "Today's marketplace is teeming with SUVs that offer significantly more cargo room than the 2013 Crosstour. In addition, a similarly-priced Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander includes a comparable level of standard equipment as well as a third row of seating (unavailable on the Honda)." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
Other Wagons to Consider
The Subaru Outback has significantly more cargo space, and reviewers say the Outback’s rear seats are spacious enough for three 6-footers to sit side-by-side comfortably. Unlike the Crosstour, the Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, and it has a much lower starting price.
Critics love the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen’s high-quality interior materials and simple audio and climate controls. The Jetta SportWagen has a large cargo area, and test drivers love its sharp handling.
Details: 2014 Honda Crosstour
The 2014 Honda Crosstour is a five-seat wagon that comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission are optional. The Crosstour is available in EX and EX-L trims. The Crosstour has not been fully redesigned since its debut for the 2010 model year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2010 through 2014 model years.