2015 Honda Crosstour Review
Marking its fifth year on the market, the 2015 Honda Crosstour maintains its unique spot as part wagon, part luxury sedan, and part SUV. This year, although the vehicle has undergone only minor changes, the Crosstour has dropped the Accord moniker from its name in an attempt to set itself apart as a unique model.
The 2015 Crosstour is available in both four- and six-cylinder models. The 192-horsepower engine with a five-speed automatic transmission performs well and is perfectly adequate for most needs. If you feel the need for more power, the 3.5-liter, 278-horsepower Earth Dreams engine should do the job. This engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Good handling is achieved with a double-wishbone layout assisted by stabilizing bars in the front and rear. Steering incorporates hydraulic assist rather than the electric assist found in most of Honda’s vehicles. Drivers who like to feel the vehicle’s response will appreciate this.
In terms of actual passenger space, the Crosstour gets good marks with 101.4 cubic feet of space. Front driver and passenger seats offer 42.2 inches of legroom, 39.5 inches of headroom, and 57.8 inches of shoulder space. The three-person rear bench seat accommodates three passengers with 37.4 inches of legroom, 37.5 inches of headroom, and 56.2 inches of shoulder space.
Where the Crosstour falls a little short is cargo space. Though the Crosstour’s 25.7 cubic feet offers more space than its sedan cousin does, it pales in comparison to true wagons. The rear seat can be folded down to increase cargo space to 51.3 cubic feet.
The base EX model comes equipped with what you would expect and little more. This includes Bluetooth, a USB port, steering wheel–mounted controls, and automatic air conditioning with filtration. The EX-L models adds features such as heated front seats, leather wheel and knob, dual-zone climate control, and the HondaLink satellite service.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Crosstour four out of five in rollover safety and a rating of good overall. The Crosstour is also equipped with Honda’s Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems as well as the LaneWatch blind-spot display.
Driver and passenger front, side, and head airbags protect front passengers and the driver. Rear passengers are protected by head airbags. Additional safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disk brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and Traction Control.
Overall, the 2015 Honda Crosstour is a solid vehicle like all of the Honda models. If you’re interested in the 2015 Crosstour or want to schedule a test drive, call or visit our Palm Beach Honda dealership today. Braman Honda of Palm Beach is located at 5200 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, FL.