2015 Honda Crosstour | new car review
* Extremely spacious interior.
* Impractical boot space.
* Significantly more expensive than the car it is based on.
At first glance it actually looks quite good for a car that doesn’t seem to belong to any specific class. The front is large and neatly arranged, the sides are smooth, but the back does look a bit bottom heavy, almost like it needs a workout to shed some pounds. It appears to have combined bits and pieces from various other vehicles and come out somewhere completely different. It’s not strictly pretty or ugly, but interesting to say the least.
A vast, cavernous space lies within the mutant body of the Crosstour. Because it is based on the previous generation Accord, the interior is largely identical, which is of course is not a bad thing at all, the usual comfort and finesse is present. But it isn’t an Accord, so you will arguably feel cheated: you made a conscious effort to deliberately not buy an Accord, yet somehow have ended up with one.
The 2015 Honda Crosstour has within it acres of space, but look closely… The rear wheel arches deplete the footprint of space considerably, and as the car has a fastback tailgate the boot loses functional space. There is a clever compartment in the floor, but it won’t fit much.
What’s on offer?
There is only one version of the Crosstour available, and it comes with a 3.5 litre V6 and a AED 149,000 price tag. The motor emits 277 hp and provides a solid 342 Nm of torque. Eleven litres of fuel will give you 100 km in distance and it will reach a top speed of 194 kp/h.
The 2015 Honda Crosstour is a car without a class, so if it has its own, it is by default the best and worst. It’s a car for the indecisive, for those on the fence who can’t decide whether they want a saloon, a fastback, an estate, or an SUV. Its nearest rival seems to be the BMW X6. And that, I think, probably says it all.
|Specifications||2015 Honda Crosstour|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.5 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|277 hp @ 6,200 RPM|
|342 Nm @ 4,900 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||7.6 secs|
|Top speed||194 km/h|