Honda Crosstour Review
The 2013 Honda Crosstour ranks 8 out of 9 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.
Though it has an outstanding reliability score, reviewers say the Honda Crosstour isn't a good choice for people who want a practical wagon or crossover.
The standard engine in the 2013 Honda Crosstour is a four cylinder that's paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. A V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Two-wheel drive is standard and Honda's four-wheel drive system is optional. With the four cylinder engine and front-wheel drive, the Crosstour gets 22/31 mpg city/highway. Auto writers haven't tested the four-cylinder engine, but they say the V6 engine has enough power. Most critics say the Crosstour drive's comfortably, but isn't a standout performer. A few critics also note that the Crosstour suffers from a large turning circle.
The Crosstour seats five people, and most critics say the interior is well-built. They don't like the confusing number of buttons on the dashboard. Standard features include Bluetooth and a USB port. Features like navigation and a rear view camera are optional. Though it has more cargo space than a sedan, reviewers complain that the Crosstour doesn't have enough cargo space for a wagon or Crossover. They also dislike the poor rearward visibility in the Crosstour.
- "The 2013 Honda Crosstour provides more versatility and utility than a midsize sedan, but most crossover SUVs and wagons are better choices." -- Edmunds
- "A scaled-down alternative to traditional SUVs, the 2013 Honda Crosstour is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma wrapped in sheet metal. Think of it as the Swiss Army Knife of automobiles - equal parts sedan, wagon and SUV. But like a Swiss Army Knife, the Honda Crosstour's all-in-one design inherently limits the full potential of its various functions." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "In the end, I believe the Crosstour has hit its mark of being a "crossover of a crossover." It's competitively priced, gets decent fuel economy (EPA: 19/28) and makes for a rather nifty utilitarian vehicle. My only real criticisms are reserved for the huge rear pillars which greatly hamper visibility, as well as the vehicle's use of a two-section rear window - mainly because the rear wiper doesn't cover it all. Those relatively small complaints aside, I'd encourage you to test-drive a Crosstour if you're in the market for a new crossover and one that's slightly outside of the norm." -- Washington Times
- "That said, I couldn't help but feel the Honda Crosstour suffers from a vehicular identity crisis of sorts. A wider, longer and taller version of the Accord sedan with a long curved roof, it can't seem to decide if it wants to look like a car or a crossover. But if you can live with that it's the perfect size: Big enough, but not too big." -- Vroom Girls
Other Wagons to Consider
The Subaru Outback has standard all-wheel drive, an adjustable backseat and much more cargo space than the Crosstour.
The Toyota Venza has styling that's more conservative than the out-there look of the Crosstour, and it has more cargo space.
Details: 2013 Honda Crosstour
The 2013 Honda Crosstour is a five-seat wagon/crossover SUV. It has a base four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive and a V6 engine are optional. The Crosstour is available in EX and EX-L trims. Standard features include Bluetooth and a USB port. Features like navigation, keyless start and a rearview camera are optional. For 2013, the V6 engine in the Crosstour gets a slight bump in power, and exterior styling is updated.