Used Car: 2013 Honda Crosstour Review
The Honda Crosstour received a more powerful V6 engine and updated styling for 2013, but offers limited cargo space for a wagon.
The 2013 Honda Crosstour comes standard with a four-cylinder engine and is available with a V6, which was new for 2013 and more powerful than the V6 in the 2012 model. Critics said the V6 provides ample power. Front-wheel drive, as well as a six-speed automatic that replaced the five-speed automatic transmission, are standard on the base Crosstour, while V6 models are available with all-wheel drive. The 2013 Crosstour gets slightly better fuel economy than the 2012 model, with up to an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway. The Crosstour shares its platform with the Honda Accord, and while some critics noted that the Crosstour lacks the agility of its sedan sibling, others commented that it offers composed handling, precise steering and powerful brakes, as well as a comfortable ride.
Automotive experts reported that the 2013 Honda Crosstour’s updated cabin materials are premium, but some noted that a confusing array of similar-looking buttons crowd the Crosstour’s dashboard. The front seat offers plenty of head- and legroom, said critics, and there is ample legroom in back. Some test drivers wrote that it is difficult to see out of the back of the Crosstour, but others said that the standard rearview camera eases concerns about rearward visibility. The 2013 Crosstour has a maximum of 51.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is low for a wagon. Standard features include a sunroof, a rearview camera, a USB port and Bluetooth. Available features include leather upholstery, a voice-activated navigation system, push-button start, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and LaneWatch, which uses a camera mounted under the passenger side mirror to show the driver what’s in his or her blind spot.
Other Wagons to Consider
The 2013 Subaru Outback has one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and test drivers reported that it has terrific acceleration when equipped with a six-cylinder engine. The Outback also comes standard with all-wheel drive, and reviewers liked its spacious rear seat.
Reviewers said the 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has upscale interior materials, nimble handling and a comfortable ride, even on bumpy roads. The TSX Sport Wagon also has a much larger cargo area than the Crosstour.