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)
I traded my 2010 Accord EXL w/Navi with 80K miles for new 2012 Crosstour.
I drive 30K a year.
After 3 neck surgeries, I found I needed to sit a bit higher for comfort.
I am 5"10.
I tried the seats of various SUVs, vans, cars, etc.
I sat in the CT and it was perfect.
Right height and comfort. I already have 3K miles in 3 weeks. Mileage estimates were right on.
I get 27-28 mph with the V-6 on the hwy, 22-23 mixed driving.
Car has a unique style.
I don't mind.
Rear view camera and auto reverse mirrors are a nice plus.
I purchased the cargo organizer for the hatch area.
The car handles well but not as precise as the Accord.
Navi is like previous Accord--easy to use.
Rearview camera, cargo area/tray underneath the hatch floor, driver's seat, height of vehicle, AWD, and ease of getting in and out.
The CT was just a bit pricey. Reduced pricing due to the introduction of 2013 model made it a good value.
The build quality is good but the materials (carpeting for one) seemed less impressive than my Accord. However, I would recommend.