The Crosstour is a crossover car that’s kind of in the middle of the CRV and the Accord. It’s the kind of car you would want and need if you have a family and need a lot of space for people and stuff, but you still want a car but not a truck or an SUV.
The exterior of the car is not very different from earlier models which started back in 2009, but it’s been modified and had a revised exterior with more aerodynamics added to it. The front has more chrome than before and the headlights are as sharp and elegant as ever.
I must say that the exterior is not a beautiful one in my opinion, but it’s looks very modern and it sure is practical in terms of storing and room space.
Hopping into the inside of the car, the Crosstour gives you a very luxurious, German car feel, with it’s fine leather seats and wooden dashboards and all the high-tech that was use in it. The car has a Push To Start button in it, 6-speed Automatic Transmission, and manual shift ability via the pedal shifters on the steering wheel.
Comes with 2 LCD screens, the upper one used for a reverse camera function which can be adjusted into 3 different viewing angles, that came in real handy while parking or going in reverse, although i was not very happy with the lack of the back and front sensors in this car.
A real cool feature was the camera fitted on the right side mirror, once you hit the right signal it shows a video on the screen showing you what’s on the right side of your car and the whole road, so no more dead zones!
The same LCD screen also includes the GPS system, which was very good and contained all the maps and looked stylish and modern. The screen also gives you all the different info and data you might need while driving.
The second screen is for the multimedia features of the car, Radio, CD, DVD and bluetooth. It’s was nice to see the screen was very responsive touch screen.
The car also features voice recognition, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and all the technological features you might expect in a Honda. The middle compartment is very large and can take all your stuff, coffee cups and has a USB, AUX and a power outlet.
Opening the back door of the Crosstour reveals the best feature of the car, space and space and more space! The cargo space in the car is unbelievable, you can literally lay down comfortably in there with no problem.. to make it even better, they’ve added two knobs which folds the back seats to maximise the space.
The design of the back was also sleek and had fine lines, but didn’t really look beautiful at all, plus the wing in the back did block part of the view when I looked in the mirror, I recommend that wing should be removed in the next model for better view.
The AC was very good and gives you the option to adjust each person’s zone or climate separately, the back seats also had their own AC controls, and were very roomy and comfortable.
Under the hood is Honda’s 3.5 Litre V6 engine with earth dreams technology, generating 278 horsepower, the engine really gave the car that sportive, very fast drive I was really surprised by the power and speed of this car, yet it kept me comfortable and never lost that feel of luxury driving it.
Overall, the Honda Crosstour is a very comfortable, roomy, powerful, reliable car, not necessarily a looker but gets you from point A to point B in style and quickly too. it’s loaded with today’s technology and is a good competitor in the family crossover car category.
About the Guest Writer:
Ahmed Khader is a car enthusiast and a car paparazzi. He currently manages his car designated instagram account (cars_of_kuwait). Ahmed will be writing most if not all car reviews on the blog.