2013 Honda Crosstour
There are 2 user reviews for the EX-L V-6 4WD w/ Navigation trim shown below
- Very quick, very sporty, great gas mileage...considering.
- Seats are HARD, only moderately comfortable, cranky nav
Purchased As New
This is my fourth Honda product (including an '94 Acura Vigor, which was my favorite of all the cars I owned).
The 2013 Crosstour is a very fun car to drive. It is quick, and nimble, and accelerates faster than any of the previous model I've owned, including the Vigor. The only car I've had that was faster off the mark was a 2003 Audi A-4, with the V-6 and manual 6 speed.
My Crosstour is jammy-packy full of electronics (which, even as a computer guy, I'm a little leery of), including lane departure warning, forward collision warning, right turn signal video, and on and on. There are two center stack monitors, lower touch screen for audio functions (new for 2013) and upper navigation and vehicle information screen operated by large #$%$ below the audio unit. It has the voice operation features but I'm not crazy about them. I also had this feature in my '07 Ridgeline and it appears (and acts) like it is the same version of firmware.
The audio system is okay - not as good as the Bose in the Audi but better that the stock Honda unit in the Ridgeline. At highway speed you can listen to AC/DC at a volume of say, 15 and it's rock and rolly enough to keep you happy.
I wanted a hatchback for a minimum amount of versatility and am not disappointed by this. After carefully laying out s tarp in the back (as the whole area is carpeted), I was able to get approximately 500 pounds of gardening goodies (stepping stones, bags of soil, fertilizer, etc.) in there. I would guess a little less than I could get in the mini-bed of the Ridgeline, but of course I wasn't too concerned with scratching it up. The wheel wells do protrude more than ANY other hatchback but I knew that going in. Facing the open hatch, the wheel well on the right has the audio's subwoofer in it.
The gas mileage is AWESOME, considering you're going to drive this like a bat-outta-heck. It's so nimble and fast that IU have to check myself NOT to make the kind of moves in traffic that will get you where you want to go but will also get you flipped off. This car is very, very capable.
I get about 28-30 on the highway (several all Interstate trips so far) and I basically go 80mph when/where I can. Around town, I average about 20-22...but I live in a very hilly, fun to drive town, so it's usually a couple mph over the speed limit. I'm older now but no less a car guy, so I like driving, um, fun.
My only real complaint is the seats. They're hard. Really hard. They're not uncomfortable but they're not plush like a lot of others I've seen.
All in all, it is a very nice, very capable, very well appointed and enjoyable vehicle. The sticker was $37,459 and I paid $32,459 and got it financed for 60 months @ 0.9%. That was too good to pass up. Usually, I'm not big on financing cars but that was hard to pass up.
If you're looking for a reliable, fun to drive 4WD vehicle that gets great gas mileage and has a modicum of utility - you just found the right one....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, fully loaded
- rear visibility
Purchased As New
I bought this car new last month and I couldn't be happier. I traded in my Chevy Tahoe and I was worried I would miss all the interior room. I don't. The Crosstour has just enough.
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