2014 Honda Crosstour vs. Its Competition

2014 Honda Crosstour
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There's truly no direct rival to the 2013 Honda Crosstour.

Purely in form, the BMW X6 is, oddly enough, the closest competitor to the Crosstour--although it suffers from many of the same criticisms in usability and sensibility.

The Subaru Outback is a more rugged alternative, with a far more spacious and versatile interior.

One of the closest alternatives would be the Toyota Venza, although the Venza is definitely more practical, and more of a wagon and a car than the Crosstour.

Meanwhile, two wagons--the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen and Acura TSX--both offer more interior space and a sporty driving experience, with good gas mileage.

The Jetta Sportwagen in particular stands out due to its available TDI turbodiesel engine.

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7.6
The 2014 Honda Crosstour doesn't have a clear niche: it promises more room than the excellent Accord sedan, but doesn't net much extra space under its hatch.
8.0
With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan.
8.0
The 2014 BMW X6 bends genres, in mostly successful ways; but whether you like it depends on what you're crossing over from.
8.2
Above all else, the 2014 Subaru Outback remains an eminently practical and capable vehicle, with generous interior space both for people and their gear.
7.6
If you don't need a rugged SUV, the 2014 Toyota Venza is a practical, even stylish alternative with some strong wagon and hatchback leanings.
MSRP From     
$27,380$30,635$60,800$23,495$27,950$15,695
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact CarsStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
2WD I4 5-Door EX4-Door Sedan I4 AutomaticAWD 4-Door xDrive35i4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)4-Door Manual Base
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySedanSports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport UtilitySedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD