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Honda Crosstour Performance

The 2015 Honda Crosstour has composed handling and a comfortable ride, according to most reviewers. The majority of auto writers recommend choosing the V6 model over the four-cylinder Crosstour, which delivers much stronger acceleration without a large reduction in fuel economy.

  • "Regardless off its exterior demeanor, Honda's Crosstour crossover SUV for 2015 has its underpinnings firmly linked to the excellent Accord family sedan. Get the Crosstour out on a long stretch of open road, and this point becomes immediately obvious." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "When it comes to driving dynamics, the 2014 Honda Crosstour shares some of the Accord's classic strengths: It has accurate steering and surefooted handling for a tall, family-themed hatchback." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "While Accord sedans and coupes are on the sporty side of the midsize class, nothing about the Crosstour is especially engaging. This is a competent, somewhat large car, with acceptable road manners." -- Consumer Guide (2011)

Acceleration and Power

The 2015 Honda Crosstour has a 192-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. A 278-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine is available, and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the base 2015 Crosstour gets 22/31 mpg city/highway, which is below average for the class. Many rivals, including the Subaru Outback and Mazda CX-5, deliver better fuel economy. The V6 Crosstour gets up to 20/30 mpg.

Though test drivers say that the four-cylinder engine delivers sufficient power, the majority recommend opting for the V6 model because it has stronger acceleration and doesn’t use much more fuel.

  • "Under the hood, the standard 4-cylinder engine is nothing to be ashamed of, but we'd spring for the V6 if possible -- it's nearly as fuel efficient and much more powerful." -- AutoTrader
  • "With a curb weight of 3,700 pounds, the Crosstour's standard 4-cylinder engine has its work cut out, which is why we recommend going with the more potent 278-horsepower V6." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "We've yet to test the Crosstour with the four-cylinder engine, but performance with the V6 is more than adequate." -- Edmunds (2014)

Handling and Braking

The 2015 Honda Crosstour comes standard with front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is available on the EX-L V6 model. Most reviewers write that the Crosstour has composed handling and a comfortable, quiet ride.

  • "Handling suffers due to the higher center of gravity, but the Crosstour is still one of the most carlike vehicles in its class." -- AutoTrader
  • "The Crosstour feels as agile and calm as its sedan counterpart, and, thanks to Honda's Active Sound Control, its interior is equally as quiet." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "On the highway, the Crosstour performs admirably, providing a comfortable ride and a quiet cabin at speed." -- Edmunds (2014)
Review Last Updated: 11/20/14

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