After three years of production, the Honda Crosstour undergoes a mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 model year. Key changes include revised exterior styling, upgraded interior materials, a 7-horsepower bump for the optional V6, and a newly-available HondaLink infotainment system with Aha Radio compatibility.
Changes for 2012 are limited to the Crosstour EX Wagon and include the addition of auto on/off headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a USB audio interface. The Accord prefix is dropped, making official what everyone has been calling the Crosstour since its debut.
Honda calls its 2015 Crosstour a crossover-utility vehicle, but most who see it say it looks more like a customized Accord wagon. Part sedan, part wagon and part SUV, the Crosstour won't easily be mistaken for anything else on the road. Its sharply raked rear hatch imparts a sense of sportiness, but also degrades the Crosstour's ability to hold bulky or tall cargo. Advantage, Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza. The Crosstour also comes up a bit short when it comes to fuel economy, easily outmatched by AWD sedans like the Subaru Legacy and Ford Fusion. The Crosstour's Honda nameplate, however, holds much value in the automotive world, providing it with a proven track record for reliability and quality.