2014 Honda Crosstour

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The 2014 Honda Crosstour is offered in two trim levels- EX and EX-L.

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The 2014 Honda Crosstour carries over relatively unchanged from the outgoing model. Last it year it picked up a few welcome features like a more powerful V6, a six-speed automatic transmission, and additional safety features. It also got freshened exterior and higher quality materials throughout its cabin. Not much else has changed since.

The 2014 Honda Crosstour is offered in two trim levels- EX and EX-L.

Standard features found on the EX include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated folding power mirrors, fog lamps, chrome exhaust tips, chrome window trim, a moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, a seven-speaker sound system including a subwoofer and an in-dash six-disc CD changer.

The EX V6 variant will add 18-inchs alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power adjustable front passenger seat, push-button start, Bluetooth, and an upgraded sound system.

Stepping up to the EX-L model will get you 17-inch alloy wheels and add leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver seat memory functions, a cargo cover, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and an the upgraded sound system with satellite radio. Additional safety features include a forward collision and lane departure warning system. Unfortunately, the only option available on EX-L models is a voice activated navigation system.

The EX-L V6 gets all that plus the 18-inch alloy wheels and push-button start. The navigation system is also available on this model.

Standard features across the board include Vehicle Stability Assist, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system and driver and front passenger active head restraints. Other standard features include front air bags, front side air bags with passenger detection, side curtain air bags with a rollover sensor and an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure that helps distribute frontal crash energy over a wider area to reduce forces transferred to the passenger cabin in the event of a frontal crash.

The Crosstour is available in 2WD and Real Time 4-Wheel Drive® (EX-L V6 only) that engages only when front wheel slippage is detected by sending power to where there is tire grip. All-wheel drive is also available on EX-L models. A 271-hp 3.5L V6 i-VTEC® engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ is available that delivers adequate acceleration and an EPA rating of 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway on front-wheel-drive models. The AWD V6 returns an estimated 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway while the standard front-wheel-drive four-cylinder returns as estimated 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

Prices for the 2014 Honda Crosstour start at roughly $27,400 for the base EX front-wheel-drive variant. Opting for a fully loaded AWD EX-L V6 will set you back about $37,500.

 Optional 4WD, stylish interior, smooth and quiet ride

 Styling is just plain odd, compromised cargo area due to its awkward hatch

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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