After the winter of 2014 here in the Northeast, I decided to trade in my 2013 Acura Tsx Sport wagon in. I knew I wanted AWD and wanted to stick with Honda. The Acura RDX...my first choice..rode really stiff and the discount was awful. The CX-5 also had barely a discount and felt cheap inside. The Ford Edge,2014,was a little old to me, knowing the 15 was on it's way and only rode OK. I don't like the CVT transmissions - so that knocked out both the CRV and any Subaru (although Subaru was never really an option) I NEVER considered the Crosstour until I drove it. Love the ride and handling.
Temper this review because it comes from a 6 time accord, one CRV, and one civic owner. Tried the Volvo S80 (more solid, but repairs killed us after 100,000 miles, like it was meant to fall apart). Tried the Maxima, tried the camry.....in the end we love our Hondas. Everytime we drove our 2010 Crosstour we remarked how much we loved it. Going on 80,000 miles now. We live in Utah, and I originally wanted the AWD, but our 2010 with snow tires outperforms most AWDs without snows.....when i found this slightly used 2015 with just FWD i jumped on it figuring I can continue to make due without AWD. We love the hatchback, the way the seats fold down flat, has enough of what my wife and I need. Had grown children for a long roadtrip, no complaints in the 6 hour plus drive from the backseat. I did drive 4cyl versions and DO NOT recommend it. It is nowhere near powerful enough for hills, it is an embarrassment to the original Crosstour owners that Honda did this. Anyway...we love the car, for us it is just what we expected and just what we wanted. The six speed transmission and updated engine are the only real notable improvements. Needless to say, we love the 2015 Crosstour. After a year of trouble free ownership, I still get in this car and as I punch it up to speed say.....wow, I really like this car.
Don't understand the bad reviews this car got... It is in essence the perfect car... Sits up higher than a normal car but not enough to loose handling, higher view gives better visability and easy to get in and out, cargo size is big enough for stuff but not huge, handles like a car, basically a touring car, rides quiet, comfortable , with some get up and go when you need it... It is the perfect car
I read several of the reviews before considering this vehicle, I didn't even know it existed until I shopped around. I am coming from a Pilot where we drove the wheels off of it and went on many adventures. I noted that people either loved or hated this car. I think this is a car many people will have missed and once it's out of production people will look back and appreciate it for what it is. Fortunately, it is not a high demand vehicle so I was able to get a great deal to move the inventory from the dealer. We are an active family who does road trips and plenty of cycling. 15 years of driving trucks or vehicles that drive like a truck I was ready to get into a sedan style but with some cargo space for gear. The small SUV's were suggested but at the end of the day I didn't like the style or set up of feeling like I was driving a little box or a Pilot that was shrunk. I really liked the idea of a wagon or hatchback to load our gear and go. This vehicle drives well and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything that we like to do. The up side is better gas milage and a more comfortable ride. Plenty of room in the front as well as for the back seat passengers. The roof line may be a bit low for tall people back there. Enough cargo for what we do and the hidden compartments are nice. I opted for the roof rack for bikes, which can be noisy with the roof open but close the sliding roof liner and the interior is very quite, especially compared to the Pilot or the Tacoma I drove. Only two things that I do care for is fist the audio sound. The speakers are weak and don't have a great sound quality. Second, to get a 2" receiver hitch to carry additional bikes or cargo is near impossible. I know you can't tow with this vehicle but It's a miss for a cross over vehicle not to allow these for people who carry bikes or already have a rack. Fortunately, I found a manufacture that can do a 2" receiver for this car that I may try. Finally, the rear visibility takes some getting use to because it is split, but it's not too bad. All in all I'm very pleased with this vehicle. Update: April 2016: still very happy with the car. Completed a 1500 mile road trip with four of us and four bike including a 2" receiver hitch mount bike rack and all went well. The car carried the gear well with no drag to the engine. Enough cargo room and all were comfortable.
I had a 2003 Acura TL with over 130,000 miles on it and still ran as good a when I bought it. I loved that car but was rear-ended and the car totalled. I originally wanted a late model Acura but, though great cars, found them pricey. I was thinking of getting an Accord V6 EX-L. My neighbor had a Crosstour and loved it. I saw one at the dealer and decided to give it a test drive. As soon as I drove it I was hooked. The power and acceleration were as good, if not better, than my old TL. I still test drove the Accord but after driving the Crosstour there was no comparison. All the upgraded features (e.g. Bluetooth, back-up camera and nav) were a big improvement from my TL which didn't have any of those. My favorite feature is the power. Hit the gas and it goes. I've had the car a year and find it a really fun car to drive. The AWD comes in handy during our northeast winters. Very happy with the gas mileage as well. Nice to be able to fill up using regular gas as opposed to premium which my TL required. Circumstances dictated I get a new car and couldn't be happier with the Crosstour.