I, too, am among the crowd questioning this car's existence. While it has great features like all-wheel drive and lots of cargo room, its unappealing styling is too much to overlook. However, during my time with the Honda Crosstour, I found that women complimented its looks while men thought the completely opposite, which tells you something, I suppose, about Honda's target market here.
Honda's 271-hp 6-cylinder engine does a good job of getting the robust Crosstour moving, and the ride is quiet and easy going. The horizontal beam stretching across the rear window is massive and blocks some rearward visibility; the humungous C-pillars don't help. But come nightfall, that same beam coincidentally blocks the bright headlights of cars directly behind.
With the rear seats folded down I was able to haul seven large boxes and 2 or 3 small bags of old clothes to the Salvation Army in one trip. I was amazed that it could swallow that much cargo with ease.
Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator