2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
The Honda Accord Crosstour is one of the newest entries to the popular Accord line. Here is the manufacturers review.
Unique styling and available four-wheel drive are a great combination.
Well established as one of the greatest family-car nameplates ever, Accord gets a lineup expansion beyond the traditional four-door sedan and sporty two-door coupe. Say hello to the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour, an exciting new approach that combines the best things about the Accord with a practical, eye-catching new body style and available Real Time™ 4-Wheel Drive.
Thanks to its distinctive face and fastback profile, the 2010 Accord Crosstour (MSRP starting at $29,670) carries a unique street presence that makes it instantly identifiable. It’s also very well-equipped right off the showroom floor. The standard model is dressed in Honda’s full-featured EX trim, and shoppers so inclined can step up to the even more amenity-laden Crosstour EX-L.
The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is powered by Honda’s 3.5-liter 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). Using intelligent Variable Valve Timing and lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC), it delivers a healthy 271 hp and 254 lb/ft of torque via a standard five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and rev-matched downshifts.
Thanks to Honda’s efficiency-enhancing VCM technology, which can disable up to three of the engine’s cylinders to preserve fuel when driving conditions allow, EPA fuel economy estimates ring in at 18 mpg around town, 27 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg overall. On top of that, the V6 doesn’t need a tune-up until the car hits the 100,000-mile mark – just standard maintenance like fluid and filter changes.
The front-wheel drive Crosstour EX features include a One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated outside mirrors, ambient console lighting, a hidden removable utility bin in the rear storage compartment and a 360-watt, seven-speaker AM/FM/six-CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback and a standard auxiliary jack. Dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, four-way power passenger’s seat and rear privacy glass are also standard.
Even more amenities are included with the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L. Additions and/or upgrades to the EX model include leather seating surfaces, seat heaters for the driver and front passenger, 18-inch alloy wheels, premium speakers for the audio system, a USB input, XM Satellite Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shiftknob, Bluetooth, plus the ability to add the optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera with Guidelines. Finally, the Crosstour EX-L can be ordered with Honda’s Real-Time 4-Wheel Drive system – the first Accord to make that feature available.
The Crosstour’s roomy interior seats up to five and is very quiet thanks to Active Sound Control (ASC) technology. Two microphones in the car’s headliner measure interior noise levels and ship the data back to the ASC system, which then compensates by emitting a reverse phase signal via the audio system (whether the radio is being used or not) to counteract unwanted low- and high-frequency cabin noise. ASC ensures that the interior remains quiet at cruising speeds, but is also intelligent enough to let the driver enjoy the V6 engine’s sound during higher-rpm driving.
Easily accessible via the car’s practical rear hatch, the Crosstour has 25.7 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the 60/40-split folding rear seats. Stow those, and capacity jumps to 51.3 cubic feet. There’s a hidden treasure back there, too. Lift the cargo floor panel, and there’s a removable storage bin that can be configured with dividers to hold anything from roadside emergency equipment to valuables you prefer to keep well out of sight.
The Crosstour EX-L 4WD provides an even greater level of all-weather capability (and light-duty off-road abilities) without sacrificing efficiency. The automatic, electronic 4WD system allows the front wheels to drive the car until it detects a loss of traction, at which point it will transparently engage the rear wheels, sending power to them to compensate for the slippage up front.
Honda’s comprehensive approach to safety is evident in the Accord Crosstour as well with the aim of protecting not just driver and passengers, but pedestrians as well. Four-wheel antilock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist is supplemented with standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control. Honda’s Front Passenger Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) works to minimize the risk of injury to children and smaller-statured front passengers by detecting their position in the front seat. Side-impact door beams, unit body construction and Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure (ACE™) all help keep passengers as safe as possible in the event of a crash.
With sophisticated, jaunty looks, innovative cargo solutions, available four-wheel drive and Honda’s signature quality, performance and safety, the 2010 Accord Crosstour is an exciting expansion of one of the most trusted family-car nameplates you can buy.
Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. 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.