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2015 Honda Crosstour

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/16/2015 Stefan Ogbac
2015 Honda Crosstour© IZMO 2015 Honda Crosstour

New for 2015

The 2015 Honda Crosstour is unchanged.

Vehicle Summary

The 2015 Crosstour is a midsize crossover sold in two grades and in front- or all-wheel drive.

Overview

The base-model, front-drive 2015 Crosstour comes with a 2.4-liter I-4 making 192 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque paired to a five-speed automatic transmission and rated at 22/31 mpg city/highway.

A more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 with 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic is also available for those looking for more power. Honda has added its cylinder deactivation system on V-6-equipped Crosstours for improved efficiency, allowing front-drive models to achieve 20/30 mpg while opting for all-wheel drive drops those numbers to 19/28 mpg. This powertrain combination is the pick of the range since it sacrifices little in terms of fuel economy compared to the I-4 despite having an extra 86 hp and 90 lb-ft.

Interior room in the 2015 Crosstour is generous with up to 51.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. Passenger space is good for four adults, however, taller people may find headroom lacking in the back due to the car's sloping roofline. Refinement is a 2015 Crosstour strong suit due to its Accord underpinnings, resulting in a quiet cabin.

The 2015 Crosstour has a four-star rollover safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars).

UPDATE: Additional safety features in higher trim levels include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and LaneWatch, a system that uses a camera on the right side mirror to display what’s in your blind spot on the infotainment screen. In IIHS evaluations, the 2015 Crosstour received a Good score in four categories (Good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The 2015 Crosstour is a viable car for buyers who prioritize versatility. Its spacious interior provides generous space for cargo and ample room for up to four passengers. During our long-term test of a 2010 model, we praised the crossover for its practicality, versatility, good ride quality and quiet cabin, which made it ideal for long drives. Dynamically, the Crosstour drove well for its size because of it sharing its underpinnings with the excellent Accord sedan. The car's roofline, however, means that taller people may find the rear seats short on headroom. Additionally, it also hurt rearward visibility due to its split window and "miles-wide D-pillars."

You'll Like

  • Available V-6 engine
  • Spacious interior
  • Good ride quality

You Won't Like

  • Unimpressive I-4 fuel economy
  • Sloping roofline cuts into rear-seat headroom
  • Poor rearward visibility

Key Competitors

  • Nissan Murano
  • Subaru Outback
  • Ford Edge
  • Toyota Venza

Rating

3 star

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