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It would depend on the trailer weight distribution. I recently towed a 3000 lb pallet of wet sod 45 miles with no problems. Just try to keep the weight distribution 60/40 over the trailer axle and you will be fine. The rear suspension squats about 3 inches but the car has no power issues towing. Expect to get 18-20 avg mpg
 

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On paper the Crosstour has a more powerful engine and more torque output than a Toyota Venza yet the Venza is touted as having 3500 lbs tow capacity vs the 1500 lbs for the Crosstour. What the Auto Critics don't tell you and Honda does not take advantage of is that in stock form, the Venza has less towing capability than the Crosstour. About 1400 lbs or so. You have to spend a couple of thousand bucks to get a tow package to bring you up to 3500 lbs in the Venza. I am sure, the Crosstour could get that rating also if they offered a tow package. A lot of fuzzy math marketing goes on and you really have to pay attention to details.
 

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On paper the Crosstour has a more powerful engine and more torque output than a Toyota Venza yet the Venza is touted as having 3500 lbs tow capacity vs the 1500 lbs for the Crosstour. What the Auto Critics don't tell you and Honda does not take advantage of is that in stock form, the Venza has less towing capability than the Crosstour. About 1400 lbs or so. You have to spend a couple of thousand bucks to get a tow package to bring you up to 3500 lbs in the Venza. I am sure, the Crosstour could get that rating also if they offered a tow package. A lot of fuzzy math marketing goes on and you really have to pay attention to details.
What does a "tow package" entail?
 

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A typical tow package includes a different gear ratio, larger radiator, and oil cooler. Honda does not offer any package for the CT, only an accessory hitch and wiring.
 

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What does a "tow package" entail?
In the case of the Odyssey it includes a transmission oil cooler, wiring harness, and hitch.

The addition of the transmission oil cooler has a significant impact on the rated towing capacity.

Some manufacturers also offer upgraded brakes with the towing package in addition to the other items listed in the above post.
 

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In the case of the Odyssey it includes a transmission oil cooler, wiring harness, and hitch.

The addition of the transmission oil cooler has a significant impact on the rated towing capacity.

Some manufacturers also offer upgraded brakes with the towing package in addition to the other items listed in the above post.
We have an Odyssey, but never towed with it. Mine's a 2004 and 2002-2003 have serious transmission issues. 2004 was better, but didn't want to ever risk it. And yes, adding the towing package would include putting in a heavier Transmission oil cooler and power steering fluid cooler and a different air flow cooling duct to send it to the new coolers. For these it should have almost been done at the start regardless if you were towing or not.

I'm hoping to tow in the CT close to the limit a few times on 900 mile + trips. I'm a little nervous doing it, because I heard that late model accords have had transmission problems too. It seems like these issues have been resolved. I'm wondering if the CT has a different transmission than the standard Accord? I would think with AWD that it would have to be somewhat different? Or are the issues really about the same frequency that you'd expect in any car?
 

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We have an Odyssey, but never towed with it. Mine's a 2004 and 2002-2003 have serious transmission issues. 2004 was better, but didn't want to ever risk it. And yes, adding the towing package would include putting in a heavier Transmission oil cooler and power steering fluid cooler and a different air flow cooling duct to send it to the new coolers. For these it should have almost been done at the start regardless if you were towing or not.

I'm hoping to tow in the CT close to the limit a few times on 900 mile + trips. I'm a little nervous doing it, because I heard that late model accords have had transmission problems too. It seems like these issues have been resolved. I'm wondering if the CT has a different transmission than the standard Accord? I would think with AWD that it would have to be somewhat different? Or are the issues really about the same frequency that you'd expect in any car?
Since 2005 and beyond the Odyssey transmission has been rated as much better than average by consumer reports. They had serious issues as you mentioned in the earlier years but seem to have them sorted out.

The Crosstour has the same engine as the new Odyssey so I would suspect they also have the same transmission as they are both fairly heavy vehicles. It does not appear that the Crosstour has a transmission cooler available so it will not have the same towing capacity of the Odyssey. With that being said, I would not be at all concerned with towing at the rated capacity of 1500 pounds.
 

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Before the CT we had a 2005 CR-V and 2006 RidgeLine, everything I ever towed with the RidgeLine was also towed with the CR-V except for large trailer loads of lumber which would have been too much for the CR-V but didn't even come close to stressing the RidgeLine. Having said that nothing I have, or would need to tow would even come close to stressing the CT should I choose to have a hitch and harness installed since none of it stressed the CR-V and it had a far lower towing capacity than the CT has.
 

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Something else to keep in mind here. The Odyssey,Pilot and Ridgeline have a different rear suspesion design. Seperate coil spring and shocks with beefy lower arm. The Crosstour still uses a "coilover" type shock with the same basic suspension components as an Accord sedan.
 
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