Most of my junkyard explorations take place along Colorado’s Front Range and in the urban areas of coastal California, which means I document a lot of weird old machinery that rusted to nothingness in wetter, saltier regions. More recent examples of interesting automotive history are hard to find in such yards, however, just because newer vehicles are still worth fixing up when something expensive breaks; this is why I remain unable to find a discarded Suzuki Equator
It got crashed hard and then the entire front third got ripped apart for easier powertrain removal by junkyard shoppers, but after passing on a half-dozen junkyard Crosstours that had been wrapped around freeway abutments at high speed and/or burned I knew this was about the most intact specimen I’d be finding for a few years. Sure, the Crosstour was weird-looking and sold poorly, but it’s still
The Crosstour was screwed together very well, drove nicely, and did a good job hauling mammals and cargo, but car shoppers thought it looked funny and didn’t project the image they wanted. After 2015, the Crosstour was gone
This one is the entry-level front-wheel-drive EX version, which listed at $29,670 (about $38,850 in 2022 dollars). If you wanted the EX-L with navigation, the price went up to $36,220 (about $47,425 now).
This TV commercial tells us everything we need to know about the age group Honda of America hoped would buy the Crosstour.
Yes, that’s a cover of a Donovan song from 1966.
Chinese-market Crosstours got more action-packed advertising.