2012 Honda Crosstour vs. Its Competition

2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The promise of Accord-plus goodness largely goes to waste in the Crosstour, and we can think of vehicles left and right that hit similar marks closer to the center of the target.

For one, there's the new Acura TSX Sport Wagon, a real station wagon with the expected boost in room, and a nice, tidy look to boot.

The Jetta SportWagen does the same at a discount, and has turbodiesel fuel economy, too.

A purpose-built wagon with all-wheel drive, the Subaru Forester is to the Legacy what the Crosstour wants to be, to the Accord.

Finally, you may just be better off with the, by comparison, straightforward idea of a crossover vehicle.

A Kia Sorento has more seats, better gas mileage and visibility, and superior styling to the Crosstour--and it's cheaper.

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Quick Specs
The 2012 Honda Crosstour pitches itself as more functional than the four-door Accord, and more stylish than a wagon might be, but in the end, isn't that much more spacious or attractive.
With attractive designs and a light, efficient driving feel, the 2012 Acura TSX lineup strikes an ideal balance for a front-wheel-drive sport sedan or sport wagon.
With the right size, the right gas-mileage numbers, and the right standard features, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an easy recommendation in the crossover class.
The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I5
EPA Class   
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDCompactSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSmall Station Wagons
Style Name   
2WD I4 5-Door EX4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic2WD 4-Door I4 Base4-Door Manual S
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door Sedan4 Door4 Door
Detailed Spec Comparison
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