The Crosstour attempts to combine the ride and handling of a sedan, the cargo-carrying versatility of a wagon, and the foul-weather traction of an SUV. But this large hatchback variation of the previous-generation Accord misses the mark, failing to return on its multitasking promise.
Some of these shortcomings are inherent to the Crosstour's try-to-do-it-all design. Dramatically sloped rear styling and an awkwardly shaped cargo area reduce practicality. Despite a standard backup camera, rear visibility is difficult at best.
Numb electric steering deteriorates driver feedback, making the Crosstour less agile. A complicated touch-screen radio displaces the previously super-simple controls.