Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #27: Models to Avoid
When you're spending your hard-earned money on a car, we think you deserve
a good one - and some models are better than others. This episode focuses
on those models we think you should avoid, presented by category. Don't
confuse this with a list of the "worst cars." Cars like the BMW 7-Series
and Ford Taurus certainly aren't among the worst cars out there, but they
are bad choices within their respective market segments.
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2006-2011 Honda CR-V Review from Consumer Reports
The popular Honda CR-V is a very practical small SUV, with a roomy
interior. Handling is responsive, but some competitors have better
acceleration and fuel economy. Learn more about the Honda CR-V and other
small SUVs on our web site: http://bit.ly/LF1onZ
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Smart-throttle technology enables the brake pedal to override the
accelerator in an emergency situation. Our tests show that a brake override
is practical in the real world, without diminishing enthusiast driving.
2012 Honda Crosstour Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
Still quite the odd looking midsize crossover, the Honda Crosstour was
basically a wagon version of the Accord with a higher ride height,
coupe-like styling, and a more refined interior. If you can get passed its
love-it or hate-it front-end, it will certainly appeal to buyers in need of
more space over the Accord sedan. Just know that some competitors offer
more cargo capacity and less offensive styling, but do end up costing more
versus the Honda.
2014 Honda Crosstour 3.5L V-6 Test Drive & CUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/honda/crosstour/?id=32972 The Honda Crosstour made
its debut as a 2012 model and is essentially the hatchback wagon version of
a Honda Accord. Now we get a revised version that includes a facelift on
the outside, updates to the interior, upgraded technology, and a new Earth
Dreams engine that is more fuel efficient and more powerful. The 2014 Honda
Crosstour has a base price of $27,230.
With over 20 models sold by Honda here in the U.S.; it's hard to understand
why this vehicle exists But as sales have shown, there is a niche for this
vehicle in the CUV segment. The Honda Crosstour is a great choices for a
number of different car buyers including: families, couples with young
children, and even retired people where an Accord or Camry isn't quite
enough as they need that extra space out back but do not necessarily want
to invest in an SUV or large CUV. Hence the Crosstour is the perfect
For the first few years of its existence, the Crosstour did not compete
very well with other vehicles in this segment like the Toyota Venza or the
Subaru Outback. But Honda has given this car a new lease on life with
beefier looks, luxurious interior, and upgraded powerplant. The result is
improved sales and a car that meets the needs of more people, perfectly.
Under the hood lives an Earth Dreams V-6 engine that includes Variable
Valve Timing and Variable Cylinder Management. The 3.5 liter V-6 engine
makes 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of
torque. Power is put down through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel
economy is 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. There is also a
less powerful 4-cylinder that averages a little bit better fuel economy.
On the inside, the Crosstour has a very nice design. There are 2 screen
located in the center console, one controls the navigation and while the
other is for the radio. The 2014 Honda Crosstour is a good buy if need
extra cargo space along with the reliability of a Honda.
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crossover can't go off-road. Of course that doesn't mean that they are not
fun. It just means that while they look like they could take you to Everest
and back, they can really only go on snow and dirt covered roads. Here are
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2012 Honda Crosstour 4WD, Detailed Walkaround
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2013 Honda Crosstour Start Up and Review 3.5 L V6
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Start Up and Review of the 2013 Honda Crosstour
Powertrains: 2.4 L 4-Cylinder with 5-Speed auto or 3.5 L V6 with 6-Speed
Auto FWD or AWD
Features: Leather Seats, Push Button ignition, Honda Lane Watch, Backup
Camera, Bluetooth, Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel, Lane Departure
Warning, Sunroof, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Garage Home Link, Pandora
Radio Interface, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Memory Seats,
Powered Seat(s), USB Ports, Power Outlet(s), AUX Input, Dual Zone Climate
Control, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Satellite Radio
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.5 L CAM TYPE Single overhead cam (SOHC)
CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 252 ft-lbs. @ 4900 rpm
horsepower 278 hp
@ 6200 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 40.2 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 1500 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 126.5 cu.ft.
CURB WEIGHT 4105 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 25.7 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 51.3 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 18.5 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 351.5/518.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 19/28 mpg
Trims: EX, EX-L, EX-L w/Nav
Competitors: Toyota Venza and Subaru Outback
Crossover-ish: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour vs. 2009 Toyota Venza
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2014 Honda CROSSTOUR REVIEW AND TEST DRIVE | Herb Chambers Honda
Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk
185 Taunton Avenue RT44 Seekonk, MA 02771
The Honda Crosstour was introduced for 2011 as an offshoot of the Accord,
but then became a model of its own. It's been left behind by the Accord,
which began a new generation for the 2013 model year, while the Crosstour
continues to ride on the old Accord's platform, which dates back to 2008.
However, the 2013 Crosstour received extensive updates to the styling and
interior that mimicked the new Accord. Nothing has changed for the 2014
model year. Quote VIA: http://www.newcartestdrive.com
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