2012 Honda Crosstour EX 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
My biggest complaint, With every control done by wire, the brake cancelling gas pedal control is the worst. There is a time lag from releasing the brake till the engine recognizes the gas pedal signal. Very discerning when you need quick reactions.
Wonderful vehicle. I'm a month into ownership and absolutely love this car. The build quality is spectacular, its super smooth on the highway and it excels at everything I throw at it. I drive 60+ miles a day over a mountain pass and appreciate this car every day! Its pretty decent in snow with the stock tires (snow tires coming soon). Great space for my family of 4!
engine power, build quality and interior feel
Only suggested changes would be an improved bluetooth system (ford sync anyone?), larger gas tank and potentially a sport shift system.
The typical auto industry reviews I have read of the Crosstour simply do not get it. It does not fit neatly into their ideas of a sedan, so they lump it in with SUVs and wagons, and the say it is lacking because it has less cargo capacity than square SUV designs. I spent 22 yrs driving mini-vans and full size SUVs. My kids are grown, and I could shop for what I wanted. I did NOT want the SUV, or just a smaller version of it (CR-V; RAV-4; Mazda 7 or 9; Ford Edge, etc etc.) I wanted a capable, comfortable, sporty, sharp looking mid size sedan but with the versatility of a hatch back so that when needed, I could open it up, flip down the seat backs and have the space. I got it!
Comfortable seats, especially the drivers seat and controls; very spacious rear seats; hatchback; sleek styling; handling;
View our the rear (rear view camera, which I have , is an absolute must)
The hatchback is perfect since I used to have a Volvo XC wagon and wanted a cargo area.
I leased the car instead of bought because I had reservations about the back window. I am thankful for the rear backup camera, which is VERY helpful in the dark. However, on the highway, in the dark, it is hard to see out the back window. My son pointed out to me that while he was driving it, he liked that the headlights of vehicles behind him were NOT in his eyes, due to the break in the window line. After considering this, I use my side view mirrors more at night on the highway. I am considering buying out my lease. Gas mileage is decent, though not as great as posted, 22 most.