Posh-Utes: 2014 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L AWD vs. 2014 Toyota Venza…

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This is top of the line “posh-utes” like the Honda Accord Crosstour AWD and 2014 Toyota Venza V6 AWD come in. They are less than siblings like the or Highlander yet they still the core values of the Toyota and brands. That means top reliability, comfortable seating for up to a decent amount of cargo as well as the option of luxury one starts to expect when a new crossover SUV that can cost below or right at the magic threshold.

Now, both the and Venza are available with engines and front wheel starting in the high $20,000 but we chose instead to test the loaded V6 equipped models all-wheel drive. Having powered wheels is a must for people who live in the snow or quite simply for those who skiing and snowboarding. You will be glad you had all-wheel drive you have spun out after a patch of black ice,

So which of these two evenly SUVs would we recommend to you as a Read on to find out the answer as as everything good and bad about the Venza and Crosstour.

Exterior Styling

Everyone has own opinions about car styling so we just give voice to who have said that the is a bit bland but has an overwhelmingly chrome-tastic that sort of overpowers the end. And some have called to Crosstour bizarre of its fastback hatch shape and appearance among the crossover SUV So while the Venza does not in any way us, it doesn’t spark our interest either. We think Honda’s looks like the SUV Saab have built if they still in business and had the wherewithal to their own. It marches to its own but we dig it. (Advantage: 2014 Honda

Interior and Cargo Space

If you are to driving an Accord then you get along with the Crosstour’s famously as it uses much of the dashboard switchgear which so well and the overall feeling of is much the same. The Venza, on the hand, shares nothing the Camry or any other Toyota so its dash features a unique mounted shift lever to be more ergonomic as well as a handy and incredibly deep center console where you hide all of your junk. is even a little nook you could put a pen or perhaps a roll of candy. Not that we did that.

Both models exemplified the for irrefutable quality that Honda and Toyota enjoy all materials including the plastics, and wood trim accents all and seemingly built to last. seat legroom is about for both although the Crosstour has a bit headroom thanks to its fastback as opposed to the Venza which is more like a box. capacity behind the rear in the Toyota is 36.2 cubic and 70.2 cubic feet you fold the second row of perches. In the there is 25.7 cubic of cargo space behind the row of seats which grows to cubic feet once you the seats down. And if you haul a lot of with you, that’s the Honda loses this of the test . (Advantage: 2014 Venza)

Pricing, Features and Fuel

The EPA estimates the Venza V6 to return 18 highway while the Crosstour 20 highway both on regular During their time us the Venza averaged a little 20 miles per gallon while the averaged 23 in both city and driving. Both SUVs use 3.5 V6 engines with the Honda out 276 horsepower/252 lb. feet of torque and the manages 268 horsepower/246 lb. feet of Oddly, the Crosstour is only to tow 1,500 pounds whereas the can tow 3,500 so keep that in if you have a boat.

Try as we might, we hard pressed to find any that the 2014 Honda Crosstour EX-L V6 AWD lacked the 2014 Toyota Venza V6 AWD possessed barring one—the has an automatic high beam system that activates automatically on dark roads and them off as soon as headlights are ahead. Otherwise, both blind spot warning dual zone climate in-dash navigation, leather premium audio systems, seats, Bluetooth capabilities, cameras, stylish 18-inch wheels, moonroofs and much The only difference is the Honda $37,240 fully loaded the Toyota easily crosses the mark once all-wheel and the towing prep package are (Advantage: 2014 Honda

Safety Ratings

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Both are rated as “Top Safety by the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Safety) and there is little to these two SUVs when it to how reassuringly safe they For instance, in a rollover both can withstand over 18,000 of weight on their roofs is an excellent reading. So kudos to Honda and Toyota here. Tie)

Driving Experience

the fact that both the and Corsstour tested here two of the finest, potent and aurally V6 engines mixed with of the industry’s silkiest of 6-speed prove that you don’t an astronomical number of gears to or a 4-cylinder direct injection motor to get a decent vehicle. The two manage to truly be on the cutting of “fun to drive,” which is a that most SUVs little or nothing about. are fast, they can reward driving up to about 8/10’s of sense thanks to good feel and excellent suspension

One place where the Venza falls down a bit is in road that is audible from the seat. More than one seat passenger complained of it, as if there wasn’t enough deadening used around the wheel wells and cargo Maybe you have to buy an RX350 for The Crosstour proved perfectly even more so than the with wind noise to its swooping fastback shape as to that giant chrome on the Venza.

All in all, however, the just feels quicker and on the road pretty much it is to Honda the wagon equivalent of the The Venza is the wagon version of a V6 And we all know that, despite and bound improvements in recent with the Camry, which of family sedans is more fun to And any car you own should be at least a little (Advantage: 2014 Honda

Well, as long as you don’t need the Venza’s superior carrying ability, there is no not to choose the 2014 Honda EX-L V6 AWD thanks to its fun to drive refinement, relative affordability, and bang for the buck. Because you never know when you need to take a Little team out for pizza, again. 2014 Honda Accord EX-L AWD)

For More Information on the Crosstour or Venza and to find the models for nearest to you, click to be taken to iSeeCars.com .

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