8.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.8
Safety: 9.0
Reliability:
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2011 Honda Crosstour Review

The 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour is a mix between a sedan, crossover and station wagon. However, auto critics said that by trying to do so many things as once, the Crosstour ended up not doing any of them well.

Pros & Cons

  • Pleasant, car-like ride
  • Fuel economy low compared with rivals
  • Slow-moving brakes
  • Available all-wheel drive makes car feel heavy

2011 Honda Crosstour Overview

The 2011 Accord Crosstour has a six-cylinder engine, which is the same engine in the 2011 Accord sedan and coupe. In general, test drivers said that the Accord Crosstour had enough power on the highway; however, they said the standard automatic transmission delays the driver’s ability to pass slower vehicles. All-wheel drive was available when the Accord Crosstour was new, but reviewers agreed that it didn’t enhance the Crosstour's handling and the extra weight of the all-wheel drive hurt acceleration. They also said the additional weight over its sedan and coupe counterparts made the brakes feel less responsive. The Crosstour's fuel economy ratings of 18/27 mpg city/highway are low for the class.

Many reviewers were pleased with the quality of the interior and roominess of the front and rear seats in the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour. However, they said the lumbar support is a little too hard, and the rear visibility for the driver is poor. Cargo space is limited compared with other wagons and crossovers. Standard features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a moonroof, a compass and outside temperature indication, as well as an under-floor storage compartment in the cargo area. The higher EX-L trim comes standard with leather seating, heated front seats and a USB audio interface. Some Accord Crosstour models were available with a navigation system with a backup camera.

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Other Cars to Consider

The standard AWD 2011 Subaru Outback has better gas mileage at 22/29 mpg with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and more cargo space than the Accord Crosstour. Reviewers liked the smooth-operating base four-cylinder engine combined with the CVT.

The 2011 Toyota Venza is a crossover that compares well with the Accord Crosstour. It has a standard four-cylinder engine and was available with a six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive when it was new. The 2011 Venza is based on the 2011 Camry, and the 2011 Accord Crosstour is based on the 2011 Accord sedan, which makes these two vehicles direct competitors by trying to combine car-like driving with wagon utility. 

Compare the Accord Crosstour to the Outback and Venza »

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