I am loving my Crosstour. I bought the pearl diamond 4 EXL, Sporty look, luxury, Good Sound System, Nice Navi System, as well as Bluetooth. I like the height of the Crosstour, you don't have to kneel down to get into the car, you just slip right on in! When I drive it, it's like riding high, I can see the road. I like it's bulky, strong look. It doesn't look like a cheap Honda. Coming from a BMW that always needing TLC, this Honda is very reliable. Getting use to side view rear mirrors, it's nice that you don't have to break your neck trying to see if cars on on the side of you. This car is for good drivers and one who like quality.....
Had a 2005 accord leather v-6 which was great. Then switched to Subaru legacy to save a few bucks. Subaru was great but small, felt like I was putting the car on like a pair of pants. Decided to go back to Honda for comfort. Saw a great deal on the crosstour lease. drove it and loved it!! 375.00 nothing down with 16k a year lease. Went with 2 WD and cloth to save a few bucks. Could not be happier with the car. Actually too happy I am at 3000 miles after 2 months. Decent gas milage 21 MPH around town, got 27 driving from Philly to NY city a few weeks ago. Comfy and quite plenty of room. Only complaint is the head rest, leans too far forward. they need to fix this.
Coming out of the Corporate / Company Car world I've driven a lot of Brand New / Good Cars. This Crosstour is by far the best overall vehicle in terms of quality +reliability + safety. I'm now at 66K Miles so that's a good sample size. My only complaint is the rear visibility because of the sloped rear hatchback. I bought this used with 12K Miles.
This car is great to drive. When I looked at it I had gotten down to the Lacrosse, XC/S60s... and then I drove the CrossTour. Ride was just as smooth and comfortable. The 4 wheel drive gets me up my steep driveway in the winter. It has an "eco" function on it that reduces power for mpg... which means it's not the quickest off the line, but it'll growl and go if you tell it to. A couple of small design flaws: rear wiper is under-sized and not placed well to clean full swath across the glass and the front tires throw dirty water up over the hood during storms (curious whether mud flaps help?)--and no panoramic sunroof like the Edge and Enclave. But I really like driving my CrossTour!!!
After reaching 250000 trouble free miles on my CRV I decided to look for a different car. The Pilot seemed too big and I wanted something a little larger than the CRV, this was it. I'm 6'4" and fit very well in the Crosstour. Love the AWD, the Navi, bluetooth, great power and room. I like the height too, my 95 year old grandfather can get in and out with ease. The shock towers limit the cargo with a bit, but not a huge deal. Would be nice to be able to change the Navi voice, "she" sounds a little naggy sometimes. Only problem was with the dealer, Certified Used from Hidy Honda in OH. TERRIBLE. Would never buy a car from them again. Needed rear brakes after 6000 miles.
Single overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing, variable intake & exhaust valve lift, cylinder deactivation
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
271 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
254 @ 5,000
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 2.697, II = 1.606, III = 1.071, IV = 0.766, V = 0.612, Final Drive = 4.533, R = 1.889
Quicker without brake torque, which only seems to wake torque converter lockup more slowly. Otherwise, there's little a driver can do to hasten acceleration. No manual shift option. Just stick it in "D" and wood the pedal.
Typical Honda brakes. Adequate for one stop; then, feel and distance suffer quickly.
Skid pad: Nothing surprising here. Feels like a tall, heavy Accord. Heavy understeer. Slalom: Adequate body roll control to not embarrass itself through the slalom. Easy to gauge its limits and reasonably easy to place accurately at speed.