The 2012 Honda Crosstour has a new name and a much more attractive list of standard equipment.
The Honda Crosstour belongs to that weird class of vehicles that can easily turn from good (Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS) to horrible (BMW 5-Series GT) with just a couple of styling missteps. The Crosstour is, unfortunately, one of the ugly ones. But don't despair, it is still quite practical, and the 2012 model will offer a ton of standard equipment to help entice buyers. Honda has also dropped the word "Accord" from the name, letting the Crosstour become its own model.
It's unclear whether Honda did this to let the Crosstour spread its wings, or if they just didn't want the Accord to be associated with something so ugly. What is clear is that, with the massive list of new standard equipment, the $30,340 base price gives you quite a lot for your money. If you can find a way to see past the looks of the thing, it genuinely is a good deal.