Honda Crosstour Review
The 2015 Honda Crosstour ranks 7 out of 8 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.
The 2015 Honda Crosstour’s composed handling and spacious back seat appeal to most critics, but its cargo capacity is well below what other wagons and crossovers offer.
According to test drivers, the 2015 Honda Crosstour’s standard four-cylinder engine delivers adequate acceleration, but most recommend the V6 model because it feels much more powerful and delivers fairly similar fuel economy. The four-cylinder Crosstour gets an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway, which is subpar for the class, while the V6 model gets up to 20/30 mpg. Auto writers say the 2015 Crosstour has poised handling and a smooth, quiet ride.
The 2015 Honda Crosstour pleases critics with top-notch interior materials, an attractive design and spacious front and rear seats. However, they note that its dashboard is cluttered with an overwhelming number of buttons and its cargo area is small for the class. Standard features in the 2015 Honda Crosstour include a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, a moonroof, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a seven-speaker audio system with a USB port. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio, push-button start, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and a passenger-side blind spot camera (Honda LaneWatch).
- "As long as you don't need a huge cargo hold or 3-row seating, it's a compelling alternative to traditional crossovers." -- AutoTrader
- "Part sedan, part wagon and part SUV, the Crosstour won't easily be mistaken for anything else on the road. Its sharply raked rear hatch imparts a sense of sportiness, but also degrades the Crosstour's ability to hold bulky or tall cargo. Advantage, Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "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 (2014)
Other Wagons to Consider
The redesigned Subaru Outback has better fuel economy, more cargo space and a lower base price than the Crosstour. It also has standard all-wheel drive, and critics love its top-quality cabin materials and easy-to-use touch-screen infotainment system.
The Toyota Prius v has one of the highest fuel economy ratings in the class. It also has a larger cargo area than the Crosstour, and test drivers appreciate its spacious rear seat.
Details: 2015 Honda Crosstour
The 2015 Honda Crosstour is a five-seat wagon that comes in EX and EX-L trims. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, five-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. A 3.5-liter V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are available. The Crosstour has not been fully redesigned since its debut for the 2010 model year and sees no major changes for 2015. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2010 through 2015 model years.