I can't really speak to the Accord Crosstour's sporting proficiencies or deficiencies, but it's pretty darn good in the snow---solid, capable, and willing to kick out its tail a bit when you want. It'd be an even nicer winter car if the heated seats warmed up as quickly as those of most other carmakers...
But as Phil suggested, the Crosstour's looks are its most notable feature. I don't really like them either, particularly the Toyota Venza-like face, but the Crosstour is definitely different and stands out from the rest of Honda's mostly conservatively styled lineup. The cargo area is obviously compromised, especially if you need to transport taller items, but it is trimmed pretty well, with nice carpet and a removable, segmented underfloor storage bucket.
I'm not as opposed to swoopy, coupelike crossovers as Phil is, but I much prefer the looks of the Acura ZDX to those of its Crosstour corporate cousin. It's too bad that Americans will (apparently) no longer cotton to a good-ole Accord wagon.
Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor