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#28 of 275 Where did that 196" come from, anyway?
Sep 18, 2009 (5:57 pm)
Was it a typo? I just ran a Comparison on Edmunds. Selected a 2009 Venza 2.7L, and then compared it to a 2010 Crosstour. Note that the only model shown is an EX-L - that's V6 w/ leather. No mileage data shown: it's "Being Researched". The specs come out like this:
Crosstour / Venza
Length: 186.6 in. / 189 in.
Width: 72.4 in. / 75 in.
Height: 56.7 in. / 63.4 in.
WB: 106.5 in. / 109.3 in.
Cargo: 14.3 cf / 30.7 cf
Looks like the Crosstour is smaller than the Venza. The rear storage is not so good: only marginally bigger than the Accord, and less than half the Venza. So now we can have a discussion on how it's not big enough!
Personally, I'd like a trimmer, more agile ride than the Venza. But, if I can't get my golf clubs to fit East-West in the trunk of the Honda, then 2010 Venza moves back up the list - again.
#29 of 275 Re: Too Big [thegraduate]
Sep 18, 2009 (6:21 pm)
No, seven inches does not automatically make it "too big" but it definitely puts it into a different category of cars. That was my point. What is Honda targeting here? The Crosstour may be a great car, but it will fit in fewer garages, hold less cargo, and probably get fewer MPG than others. I just think that if they were really aiming at the Venza, they could have done a better job of sizing this car, in all respects.
#30 of 275 Re: Too Big [pearl]
Sep 18, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I don't think the CT is aimed at the Venza. I think the CT and the Venza are aimed at SUV owners, who are looking to downsize. If I were in the market for a new car right now, the Cross tour would get a tryout. I think it's a great alternative to the CRV. I am a car guy, not a truck guy, so the CT appeals to me more than the CRV.
#31 of 275 Re: Too Big [pearl]
Sep 18, 2009 (7:33 pm)
The size is just a function of the fact the Accord is 195" and this "Thang" is just a 5 door Accord. The Camry is about 190" and so the Venza is also about 190". My 02 V6 Accord is running well 100k,so my current plan is to drive until Honda gets us a diesel or builds something I really want that will feel "new". My 02 EXL has all the features of 09 cars.
#32 of 275 Re: Too Big [blufz1]
Sep 18, 2009 (7:58 pm)
Well, if that poster below mine mentioning the smaller-than-Venza Crosstour is correct, that's not necessarily true!
I'm with you on liking a torquey motor. Don't get me wrong, I love to hear my 4-cylinder spin up to 5k+ rpm, but after climbing a local "mountain (about 1,500 feet) in my parents 3.5L Taurus with three in the car at 2,000 RPM, where my 166hp, 160lb-ft Accord would be spinning at twice that at the same speed, I loved the six cylinder. Gets about 24MPG in my driving route; my 4-cyl Accord brings about 29 these days. Some days, I wouldn't trade for a V6. Some days, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
#33 of 275 Re: Too Big [thegraduate]
Sep 18, 2009 (9:37 pm)
Lol. Hi Grad. Hope you are well. I wish it were 186 but I've seen 196" several times and that fits with it's Accord roots. Honda is releasing more info on it on 10/1 on their website. Best regards.
#34 of 275 Competion
Sep 19, 2009 (7:18 am)
Competition in this segment is going to be intense.
The Accord Crosstour will have to compete with the redesigned 2010 Subaru Outback. One big advantage for the Outback - AWD is standard. The Outback will be a lot cheaper than the comparable Crosstour trim level with AWD.
#35 of 275 Re: Competion [vrm]
Sep 19, 2009 (9:04 pm)
Would be a detriment for me, not an advantage. I live in Central Alabama. We got the most snow we've had in 9 years this February; 2 inches.
AWD adds more weight, more friction/driveline loss, and delivers a considerable MPG penalty. Give me FWD any day.
Different strokes for different folks. As for me, PLEASE make it optional. I wouldn't buy any car that came standard with something that only cost me MORE money.
#36 of 275 Transmission choices
Sep 23, 2009 (8:55 am)
I wonder if CrossTour with AWD will come with manual, or like the current CR-V, it will be Women's only edition with automatic and a purse hanger?
Maybe a diesel with 6 spd, and AWD?
#37 of 275 Re: Transmission choices [blueiedgod]
Sep 24, 2009 (1:00 am)
Sorry blueiedgod but it's very unlikely the CrossTour will offer a manual transmission. The low take rate on a stick shift would not be worth the time. We may see a 6 spd tranny sometime but it will be an auto.
I'm hoping for a I4 FWD model around $27K in LX trim. I like the look of the CT and laugh about all the comments regarding it's 196" length. It's a full-size car for pete's sake.