2013 Honda Crosstour vs. Its Competition

2013 Honda Crosstour
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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

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.

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

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 clean-diesel engine.

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.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Honda Crosstour has a cloudy narrative: it wants to be a roomy alternative to a best-selling sedan, but doesn't net much more room for its less gainly look.
For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality.
The 2013 BMW X6 finally has some serious competition in the coupe/SUV segment, but remains one of the most impressive sport crossovers around.
The 2013 Subaru Outback is practical above all: it's capable in all kinds of conditions, and has great interior space and standard all-wheel drive.
The Toyota Venza gets substantial improvements in entertainment and connectivity for 2013; otherwise it remains a comfortable, practical, and somewhat stylish pick for those who don't need a rugged SUV.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6Gas Flat 4Gas I4Gas I5
EPA Class     
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDCompactSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport UtilitySmall Station Wagons
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 S
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 DoorSedanCoupeWagonWagon4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticManualAutomaticManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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