2012 Honda Crosstour vs. 2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Honda CrosstourWhile there’s a huge spectrum of solutions depending on which kind of car you prefer, there’s no questions that Honda has one of the leaders in the crossover–sedan segment with their innovative 2012 Honda Crosstour. With the increasingly diverse selection of crossover models available for drivers in Westminster, CO, automakers are responding the fact that some consumers no longer want just a sedan or SUV — they want the best attributes of both.

While here at Fisher Honda we’re inclined to believe that the Crosstour is the perfect answer for Westminster drivers who looking for the best of both worlds, Toyota has a strong contender as well in the 2012 Toyota Venza — however, when the two vehicles go head to head, there’s no question that the Honda proves to be the better value.

Powertrain and Fuel Economy

When you’re going to compare two vehicles that both seek to offer the power of an SUV with the efficiency of a sedan, it’s important to start with what they boast under the hood. Unfortunately for Toyota, when you line up the two vehicles, the 2012 Toyota Venza is clearly outclassed. Packing a 3.5L DOHC V6 engine, the 2012 Venza LE V6 doles out an impressive 268 hp and 246 lb-ft of torque — but it’s not enough to compete with Honda. Equipped with a 3.5L SOHC V6 engine, the 2012 Honda Crosstour EX V6 generates a winning 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the Crosstour’s bigger, badder engine, Honda’s innovative crossover also happens to put up better fuel economy numbers, with 2WD V6 models getting an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway, while the Venza only gets 26 mpg highway.* When it comes to which vehicle rewards you more in the driver’s seat and at the gas pump, the answer is the Crosstour.

Take a Test Drive at Fisher Honda

When you’re trying to find the best of both worlds, the 2012 Honda Crosstour has the Venza beat by offering more towing power (1500 pounds vs. 1000 pounds when properly equipped) and a more comfortable interior (with more front legroom). So if you’re looking for a vehicle that offers more savings at the gas pump, better capability, and more comfort than its competitors, visit Fisher Honda near Westminter, CO to take a test drive.

*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.