A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Honda Crosstour

There could be a number of reasons an SUV isn’t right for you: the price, the size, their mpg, etc. However, there could also be a number of reasons you’d really like to have some extra space. If that’s the case, it’d be wise to check out the 2012 Honda Crosstour before purchasing your next vehicle. It’s not quite a wagon, but it has a lot of similar features.

Key Features

One of the most noticeable features—aside from the huge grill at the front—is that this basically just a Honda Accord as a wagon.

The standard V6 engine on this 2012 Honda Crosstour was a welcomed surprise. You won’t be winning any races with this vehicle, but it definitely accelerates well.

All-wheel-drive is also available.

Between the large back seat and the cargo box in the rear, the 2012 Crosstour is very accommodating in terms of space.

Changes for 2012

For the 2012 Crosstour, Honda added automatic headlights, Bluetooth functionality, a rearview camera and a USB interface.

Also, for whatever it’s worth, the vehicle is no longer the “Accord Crosstour” and just the Crosstour.

What We Like

If you are a fan of Accords, but need more space, then you’ll really love the 2012 Honda Crosstour.

Honda did a good job of making the Crosstour about more than just space though. The interior is very elegant and full of technological creature comforts.

What Concerns Us

A lot of people will still prefer the Subaru Outback for a wagon that performs great on the road. While the inside is great (and arguably, better than the Outback’s), there are a number of competitors that offer better. One strange oversight on Honda’s part is that the backseat isn’t adjustable. Other competitors seem to win out because, even though the Crosstour is essentially marketed as a wagon, it lacks in towing capacity.

Model Types

You can choose from five different types of 2012 Honda Crosstours. There is the 2.4 EX, the 2.4 EX-L, the EX 4dr front-wheel drive, the EX-L 4x4 and the EX-L front-wheel drive. Those first two command 192 ponies, while the other three have 271 horsepower coming from a 3.5-liter engine.

Major Recalls

Due to a possible error during manufacturing, some 2012 Honda Crosstours have been recalled because of side curtain airbags that may fail to properly deploy upon impact.

Common Issues

Some people don’t think there is enough rear visibility.

Honda Crosstour 2012 interior


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