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Did you almost buy the Honda Crosstour over the Outback? The Crosstour made my decision difficult back in 2015. Then, I waited a few years to purchase and realized Honda stopped making the Crosstour! That made my decision much easier.
 

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We considered a Honda CRV but honestly the ride quality and road noise was noticeably worse than the Outback

I know a lot of people comment that the CRV interior feels nicer but I don't understand that either, because the models we could afford with similar specs to the OB didn't feel any better than my Premium. My wifes 2015 Honda Fit might be the most uncomfortable car I've ever rode in, so until Honda steps up their comfort game I don't see myself looking at their cars for a while.
 

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had a couple crosstour and venza discussions here.

problem is finding one in the wild. expensive for what you get, and in limited production.


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the wedge hatch:

crosstours had the problem the hatch cutting into the rear of the car.
(so no big box loading ...fridges/ washing machines that a outback or forester can swallow with ease),.


.. that style of car seems to sell in europe but not in the USA.
 

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IMO, crosstour = UGLY

Watch any youtube video's about AWD, the Honda can't keep up with Subaru's AWD. I used to be a Honda guy back in the 80's and 90's till I got my 98 Legacy GT wagon.
 

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Honda's good AWD is SH-AWD, but can be found in only some Acuras now, way outside of Legacy/Outback league.
Looks like all these car-like wagons with a low clearance have terrible sales and eventually die off.
 

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We looked at the Crosstour and to major issues:

1. Terrible back seat
2. Shock towers intrude into the cargo area way too far
 

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I cross shopped both of these.

The interior cargo space was much less usable in both the crosstour and the venza.

Also, if you like eyesight like many Subaru owners do, there isn't anything that comes close in these older generation competitors.
 
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