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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Review

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The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is the latest addition to the growing not-quite-a-wagon-but-not-quite-a-crossover segment. Sharing skeletal structures with the Accord Sedan, the Crosstour provides a viable solution for those who like everything about its hatch-less sibling, but want more cargo room, additional utility and a higher seating position. Competitors for the Crosstour include the wagon-esque Toyota Venza and the more crossover-like Nissan Murano, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7.

You'll Like This Car If...

The 2010 Crosstour is worth a look for those that like the Accord Sedan but want additional space for stuff as well as a more commanding view of the road.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The base 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour starts very close to $30,000 – which is on the high side for the segment. And although the Crosstour boasts the most cargo room in the Accord family, it offers the least cubic-feet of any of its competition, even with the second-row seats folded flat.

What's Significant About This Car?

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour incorporates many of the Accord family's styling cues into a bolder, bigger and more cargo-friendly package.

Driving the Accord Crosstour

Driving Impressions On the road, the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour delivers the same engaging driving dynamics that every Honda is known for. With instantaneous throttle response, tight steering and nimble handling, it's...

easy to forget about the extra metal in the rear, or that the car weighs almost 4,000 pounds. The overall ride is comfortable and quiet as the Accord Crosstour incorporates Honda's new Active Sound Control system, and the semi-high ride height gives the driver a commanding view of the road. Although rear visibility is good – even through the double-tiered rear glass – the addition of the rearview camera makes parking in tight lots and spaces much easier, considering the Accord Crosstour's large hindquarters.

Hidden Removable Utility Box
Adding 1.9 cubic-feet of space to the rear cargo area, the removable utility box is made of plastic and easily washable, perfect for items that would otherwise be messy in the main compartment.

Real Time Four-Wheel Drive
The Real Time Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) system lets the Accord Crosstour be more than just a grocery hauler, allowing it to tread safely regardless of weather.

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Details
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour photo Interior

On the inside, the Accord Crosstour shares the same five-passenger seating capacity, steering wheel, dash display and audio controls as the Accord Sedan. The similarities between the two end at the front of the vehicle, as the rear has a more functional wagon-like cargo area that maximizes the interior space, providing 25.7 cubic-feet with the rear seats up, and 51.3 cubic-feet with the seats down. The cargo area is the main highlight, as it also houses a removable utility box and side bins hidden beneath the carpeted floor. The utility box's lid is reversible, with a plastic underside that can used when transporting dirty or wet items. Other interior highlights include wood trim on the dash and door panels, one-touch release levers that easily fold down the rear seats and softer, more premium-feeling leather seating that gives this Honda an Acura-like feel.

Exterior
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour photo

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's looks can be polarizing. Some might be fond of the likeness to its Accord Sedan sibling, while others might look at its odd proportions and bold styling cues and denounce it completely. Nevertheless, Honda gave the Accord Crosstour an aerodynamic look, incorporating a sloping roofline and sweeping side body lines from front to back. The higher ride height, bold front grille and bulging fender arches impart a sense of muscularity, while its distinctive rear end sets it apart from most of the other cars on the road.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a five-speed automatic transmission, power windows and door locks, a one-touch power moonroof, dual zone auto climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 360-watt AM/FM/six-disc in-dash audio system with seven speakers. Other convenient standard features are 10-way driver and four-way passenger power adjustable seats, remote entry with power window control, a hidden utility storage compartment and 60/40 split rear seats with one-touch folding.

Optional Equipment

Optional equipment for the Accord Crosstour includes Real Time four-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels and a Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and a rearview camera, all of which can be had only by choosing the up-level EX-L trim.

Under the Hood

The 2010 Honda Accord is powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine that uses Honda's Variable Cylinder Management system, which allows the engine to run on three, four or six cylinders, depending on driving demands. The only transmission choice is a five-speed automatic that uses Honda's new G Shift Control, which holds the transmission in gear when the vehicle is cornering, and RPM rev-matching, which "blips" the throttle for smooth downshifts.

3.5-liter V6
271 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
254 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27(2WD), 17/25 (4WD)

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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 140 Ratings for the 2010 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Of all the cars I have ever owned - rate this a 2

By on Monday, January 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
2/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Cute exterior"

Cons: "Interior ugly and hard to clean, locking design"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I haven't liked this car since two weeks into ownership. It drives like a cheap car. It's only "pro" lies in its cuteness. What I despise the most is the interior. Even though mine is considered tan, everything but the seats is black! The carpet appears to have been woven with Velcro in mind. This darn thing makes its own decision about when it should lock itself. It's so very aggravating to exit the car, walk to the back to get packages only to have to return to the front (no matter the weather) to unlock the hatch. The paint finish isn't all that great either. OBVIOUSLY designed by a man, nothing attractive about the interior and the new electronic control panels are difficult to get used to as so much of it is redundant. But iisnt it nice the way its so very manly looking in a blue light computer sort of way! Be nice if it made sense."

Great handling for a crossover

By on Monday, November 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling and comfort"

Cons: "Cargo capacity"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Extremely comfortable ride for 4 full size adults. Handling is awesome for a vehicle this size. Cargo area is limited due to shock towers."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Great road car

By on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Performance"

Cons: "Plastic parts (fade) and tacky floor mats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Another good Honda product. Mechanically it's been close to perfect. Rides OK, mileage 22-25 in town and 28-32 on highway. The problem seeing through the rear window is minimal. It forces you to use your side mirror which is actually safer. My biggest complaint lies with materials. The upper door panels are plastic and were faded when purchased new. The "roping" around moon roof was also very faded on purchase. Both were reported to Honda, photo's were taken but I never got a response. The other issue was the floor mats, at 45K they started wearing through. Very cheap material much like the other products above. Bottom line, if you can put up with some cheap and tacky workmanship, you'll have a very dependable car. This is my 7th Honda and I'm very disappointed at the material workmanship and will look at other options in the next year when I'm ready for a new car."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great Value

By on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 350

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great smooth ride, well built solid car."

Cons: "Takes a bit to get used to the rear window."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was a bit hesitant to buy a Crosstour due to some of the negative reviews, but I decided to go for it due to the versatility of the vehicle and the deep discounts dealers are offering. Roughly (presently) about $7K or so off of MSRP for the EX-L 4WD version. Took a bit to get used to the split rear window, but with the rear camera activation for backing up and right turns, it's just fine. It's a great ride, and I feel safe in it with my family, as it's a solidly built car. The V6 is silky smooth and will get up and go when you need it. For the horsepower you get combined with the great fuel mileage for this sized vehicle, the V6 4WD is a great value at the prices they are selling them for."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Under Appreciated

By on Saturday, October 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "design, unique, storage, interior space"

Cons: "cargo light"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The car budget was tight, so I took a chance on the CT because of the deals they had been offering. First, the disappointments. A light in the cargo area was a silly oversight. The wheel wells are deep, cutting into the cargo space. And the four cylinder is adequate. And come on, include the cargo cover for goodness sake. Snarking aside. I like this thing. And I am a bit of fincky one. I had considered a Mini Roadster, a Lexus 200, and an LR2. The CT is a stand apart. It provides the funky fun of the others with the reliablity of a Honda. The interior is comfortable, well thought out, and well crafted. It makes for a nice drive. The extras are surprising, giving the car a luxury feel. The passenger side camera is a wonderful addition, countering the concerns with blind spots. The dash is convenient and attractive. The design that the critics love to hate makes it a distinctive, fun thing--a pleasant diversion from the ubiquitous Audi knockoffs and Explorer look alikes. It is a break from the usually stodgy, Victorian Honda styling. I am pleased with the price, with the quality, with the design. I owe the critics a thank you. The lackluster sales saved me around 4K."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My Dream Vehicle

By on Tuesday, October 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Lots of cargo capacity, great value, great design"

Cons: "none, in my opinion"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have been wanting and looking for a V6 AWD Crosstour for years. I have owned Honda before and always thought it to be a very reliable but fun vehicle. The CT gives me all the space I need and drives well. I believe it to be well made and designed. I originally did not like the dual screens on the interior, but it is very useful. I get good gas mileage and have plenty of power."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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