2014 Honda Crosstour Review

The 2014 Honda Crosstour has a potent available V6 engine, plenty of cabin space, and good marks for safety and reliability. However, it places in the middle of our rankings because it has a complicated dash layout and offers less cargo space than most wagons.

Pros & Cons

  • Strong V6 engine
  • Roomy cabin
  • Good safety and reliability ratings
  • Below-average cargo space
  • Button-heavy dash in models without navigation




Critics' Rating: 7.0
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.2
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.9
Safety: 9.8
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2014 Honda Crosstour Overview

Is the 2014 Honda Crosstour a Good Used Wagon?

As long as you don’t need loads of cargo space, the Honda Crosstour is a good choice among wagons. Its spacious cabin, good reliability rating, and wealth of standard features make it a great family vehicle. The Crosstour’s robust available V6 engine and sporty handling also equate to more fun behind the wheel than the average wagon allows.

Used 2014 Honda Crosstour Performance and Interior

While the Honda Crosstour’s standard 192-horsepower four-cylinder engine delivers adequate acceleration, the available 278-horsepower V6 is much more eager. The four-cylinder Crosstour comes with a five-speed automatic transmission and returns 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The V6 has a six-speed automatic and delivers 20 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway with front-wheel drive and 19/27 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive. Although the Crosstour’s handling is more composed than most other wagons, other Hondas feel more nimble. Still, the Crosstour provides a hushed, compliant ride. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and only V6 models are available with all-wheel drive.

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The Crosstour seats five on standard cloth upholstery. All models come with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and some used models may have a power-adjustable passenger seat, leather seats, and heated front seats. The Crosstour is accommodating up front and provides generous rear-seat head and legroom. There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and a tether-only connection on the middle seat. The cargo area offers 25.7 cubic feet of space with the rear seats in use and 51.3 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded down, which is below average for a wagon.

Compared to other wagons, the Crosstour offers plenty of standard features – including some that are not so common, like a power moonroof and a six-disc CD changer. Other standard goodies include Bluetooth, a seven-speaker audio system, and a USB port. The Crosstour’s surplus of dash buttons might be overwhelming for some, so the available navigation system is worth looking out for. It has a much simpler interface with greater functionality. Other available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, satellite radio, and smartphone app integration.

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Used 2014 Honda Crosstour Prices

The price of used 2014 Honda Crosstour ranges from about $16,800 for a base Crosstour to around $22,300 for an EX-L model with the V6 engine and all-wheel drive. Prices fluctuate with demand and vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2014 Honda Crosstour?

The Crosstour has a reliability rating of four out of five from J.D. Power and Associates, which is one of the highest ratings among 2014 wagons. Three is average across the industry, and 3.3 is average for the class.

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How Safe Is the Crosstour?

The Crosstour received the highest score of Good in the four crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A rearview camera and six airbags come standard. The EX-L comes with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and Honda’s innovative LaneWatch, which provides a camera feed of your blind spot on the right side of the car. Although that’s a healthy assortment of driver assistance features, the Crosstour does not offer adaptive cruise control, a feature found in some other Hondas.

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Should I Consider Another Used Crosstour?

Honda introduced the Crosstour for 2010 and discontinued it at the conclusion of the 2015 model year. The 2013 model received styling updates, additional safety features, and a more powerful available V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. There were only minor changes for the 2014 and 2015 model years. By choosing a 2013 Crosstour, you can save money without missing out on any features.

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Which Used Honda Crosstour Is Right for Me?

The 2014 Honda Crosstour comes in three trims: EX, EX-L, and EX-L with Navigation. Each trim is available with either a four-cylinder or V6 engine. While the four-cylinder model only offers front-wheel drive, the V6 comes with front- or all-wheel drive. The EX-L V6 is the best choice, offering a better combination of power and features than the lower trims. It comes with leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, satellite radio, and safety features like forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

Although the Crosstour earns a respectable reliability rating, you may want to consider a certified pre-owned model for added peace of mind. Honda extends its original new-car limited powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for all CPO models, and it extends the new-car non-powertrain warranty to four years or 48,000 miles. If the CPO Honda you purchase is more than four years old or has more than 48,000 miles, you’ll receive a one-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain limited warranty. Honda CPO vehicles must pass a 182-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Honda’s warranty page carefully.

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2014 Honda Crosstour and Other Vehicles to Consider

Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Crosstour or 2014 Subaru Outback?

Like the Crosstour, the Subaru Outback offers plenty of passenger space, an adequate base engine, a peppy six-cylinder engine, and a nice balance between ride quality and handling ability. Although the Crosstour offers a few more standard features – like a moonroof and a rearview camera – the Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive and an extra 20 cubic feet of storage space. If the Crosstour doesn’t have enough storage space for you, skip it and go for the Outback.

Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Crosstour or 2014 Toyota Venza?

Both the Crosstour and the Toyota Venza – a crossover midsize SUV – provide reliable transportation, plenty of cabin space, and a comfortable ride. While the Crosstour comes up short on cargo space, the Venza offers nearly 19 cubic feet more. The Venza has fewer standard features and clumsier handling than in Crosstour, but it’s still the better choice overall.

Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Crosstour or 2014 Honda Accord?

Available as either a sedan or coupe, the Honda Accord is a better choice for someone who doesn’t need the extra cargo space. With the Accord, you get a 15.8-cubic-foot trunk, which is much smaller than the Crosstour’s cargo hold. Still, the Accord has nearly the same interior dimensions, making it a capable people hauler. The Accord also has nimbler handling and better four-cylinder fuel economy than the Crosstour.

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