Honda Accord Crosstour: A no-compromise crossover that packs all-weather capability.


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Honda Accord Crosstour


Some may refer to the Honda Accord Crosstour as being nothing more than a Honda Accord station wagon. This is untrue despite the fact that there are many things in common between the Crosstour and a station wagon but the Crosstour is so much more than that. Honda is known for consistently manufacturing incredibly reliable, decently fuel-efficient, highly refined and amazingly safe vehicles across all categories. The premium price tag speaks volumes about the engineering and reliability you get with Honda cars.

What Makes It Special?


Offering Canadian buyers a ton of premium features that justify the similarly advanced engineering and luxury features, the Honda Accord Crosstour was designed to target a specific segment of the market. It is intended for people who need more space, reliability, and features compared to their traditional four-door sedan. You can expect a number of benefits if you opt for this car, which are noticeable in the following:

  • Engine
  • Premium features
  • Practicality

Honda Accord Crosstour: Engine


You have two options when it comes to the engine of your Accord Crosstour. First is the 2.4-litre, DOHC i-VTEC power train that produces 192 horsepower at 7000 rpm. Coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission, expect to have 162 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm. Secondly, is the 3.5-litre SOHC V6 version, which can generate 278 horsepower. The first option offers more fuel economy, as you will get 9.4 L/100km in the city and 6.4 L/100km on the highway. The second , more powerful option, will result in 11.1L /100 km in the city and 7.1L /100km on the highway.

Honda Accord Crosstour: Premium Features


You can get your Accord Crosstour with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on the engine you opt for. Honda has also incorporated class-leading safety features in all of its vehicles and resale values are always high. Expect to see tons of luxury features in your Accord Crosstour, such as: an excellent sound system, power everything, leather seats, a carpeted cargo area with loads of cubbies and hatches. The car offers a total of 2,871 litres of cargo space once the split rear seats are folded. The spare tire is under the car, giving you additional storage below the rear floor in the cargo hold. It is a known fact that function trumps art with Honda vehicles.



Honda Accord Crosstour: Practicality



The Accord Crosstours unconventional external design might make you think the sleek roofline must intrude upon rear-seat headroom. That is not the case, as the cabin is very comfortable. The dashboard is standard for an Accord, with two large screens placed in the centre. Honda’s LaneWatch functions work well by displaying vehicles on the right. The backup camera, which is a standard Crosstour feature, is a much-needed asset because of the car’s limited rearward visibility.



The Verdict



You will undoubtedly hear arguments that the Honda Accord Crosstour is overpriced and that there are many cheaper alternatives. We would argue against this for one specific reason. Honda is a company that never misses the mark when it comes to offering customers reliability in their vehicles – something that is obvious from their longevity and continuously high resale value. Is the price high? Perhaps. Will this versatile car suit all your needs? Absolutely.