Based on Honda Crosstour 2.4 EX
The Accord is available in a wagon version dubbed Crosstour, and it's the first Accord with a rear hatch since Honda dropped the Accord wagon in the car's 1998 redesign. That was years ago and now there are competitors like the Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza. The five-seat Crosstour h... Read Full Report
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In the 2012 Crosstour, Honda attempts to blend the qualities of a car with those of an SUV. What it created is a practical, comfortable wagon that still falls short of SUV versatility. Honda fell even shorter in its visual design: The Crosstour looks like a boat in search of an ocean. The Crosstour stands out in a crowd, mostly because of its size. "It's a big car" is a phrase more than on... Read full review for the 2012 Honda Crosstour
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We are senior empty nesters who looked for a car with the space and comfort to take us on long trips to visit kids and grandkids as well as for use in suburban driving. We looked at and drove both SU... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.