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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour

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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 6.9

The 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour joins a growing list of vehicles that are not quite wagon yet not fully crossover SUV (think Subaru Outback and BMW X6). Sharing the same architecture as the venerable Accord, the Accord Crosstour offers more ground clearance, a larger cargo hold and available all-wheel drive. Although the sloping rear severely cuts into the cargo holds ability to carry taller items, the Accord Crosstour is still a competent alternative to the Accord Sedan, providing all the attention to detail, interior comfort and fuel economy expected of a car carrying the Accord nameplate. If you can get past the Accord Crosstour's polarizing styling and somewhat lofty entry price, the car makes a viable alternative to bulky and fuel-thirsty SUVs.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for sedan-like comfort in a vehicle that can handily tackle six-inch snow drifts as easily as it swallows a week's worth of camping gear, the Accord Crosstour deserves a spot on your list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If ample cargo and passenger room, a four-cylinder engine and a starting price under $30,000 are high on your list of shopping criteria, then a Subaru Outback or Toyota Venza might prove more appealing.

What's New for 2011

For 2011, the most frequently used climate control buttons have been relocated to the left side of the control stack, closer to the driver.

Driving the Accord Crosstour

Driving Impressions Given the Crosstour's Accord roots, one might expect the big wagon to behave very much like its sedan sibling; and one would be correct. On the open road, the...

Accord Crosstour delivers the same engaging driving dynamics for which the Honda Accord is known. With instantaneous throttle response, tight steering and nimble handling, it's easy to forget about the extra metal in the rear, or that the Accord Crosstour weighs almost 4,000 pounds. Thanks to Honda's Active Sound Control System, the overall ride is comfortable and quiet. The car's tall ride height gives the driver a commanding view of the road, and 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.

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

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Details
Interior

From the front seats, there's little to differentiate the Accord Crosstour from the Accord Sedan. The two share the same interior, dash and console, as well as audio and navigation options. 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, premium-feeling leather seating that impart an Acura-level feel. Gaze rearward, however, and the Accord Crosstour opens up a whole new bag of tricks. The rear end has a more functional wagon-like cargo area providing 25.7 cubic-feet with the rear seats up, and 51.3 cubic-feet with the seats down. There's also a removable utility box and side bins hidden beneath the carpeted floor. Understanding that the Accord Crosstour may see more outdoor adventuring than most sedans, Honda made the utility box's lid reversible, with a plastic underside that can be used when transporting dirty or wet items.

Exterior

Honda gave the Accord Crosstour an aerodynamic look, incorporating a sloping roofline and sweeping side body lines from front to back. Still, the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour is not without its detractors, who complain the car's odd proportions and over-the-top styling cues make it look more cartoon than car. Honda says that the Accord Crosstour does share chassis architecture with the Accord Sedan, but none of the exterior sheetmetal is the same, which is pretty obvious. The Accord Crosstour's bold front grille and bulging fender arches impart a sense of muscularity, while its distinctive rear end and six-inches of ground clearance sets it apart from most of the other cars on the road.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a five-speed automatic transmission, , cloth seats, a one-touch power moonroof, dual zone auto climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, power windows and door locks, and a 360-watt AM/FM/six-disc in-dash audio system with seven speakers. Standard safety features includes anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control, and front side and side curtain airbags. Other convenient standard features include 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 4-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels and a Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and a rearview camera, all of which can only be had by choosing the up-level EX-L trim.

Under the Hood

The 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour 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 G Shift Control and RPM rev-matching, which "blips" the throttle for smooth downshifts. G Shift holds the transmission in gear when the vehicle is cornering.

3.5-liter V6
271 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
254 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27(2WD), 18/26 (4WD)

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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 120 Ratings for the 2010 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.5/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

THE BEST CAR

By on Monday, January 26, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: BUY CRV

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I had a Crosstour 2010 with 65k miles and regretted the exchanged for a CRV 2013 has not comparison the two cars, the very best Crosstour in relation to comfort and stability on a trip or even in cities."

22 people out of 39 found this review helpful

first Honda and not disappointed

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "snappy power, agile on corners, spacious. and fun"

Cons: "rear view tight, turning radius,"

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

"I saw this car on display at Costco and was fascinated by it from the start. I like the style and the cargo room it provides. I like the spacious cargo area that it can provide (6 foot ladder is no problem) in this SUV. I like the fact that it is sporty but has the versatility I need. The 4 cylinder 192 HP engine has plenty of go for me. I absolutely LOVE the backup cam. And for a 3,700LB. car it corners amazing with very little lean. I like the ability to start out in 2nd gear during slippery conditions during the winter. The turning radius is wider than I would like for parking and the rear view has some blind spots that you need to get used to."

15 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Everything but the MPGs

By on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Ground Clearance, Highway MPG, Backup/Side Cameras"

Cons: "City MPG"

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

"My 2013 Crosstour has everything I wanted, except CITY fuel efficiency. I expected better than I'm getting with regards to CITY fuel efficiency, which makes that hit even more painful. However, highway MPGs are phenomenal and really make up for the loss, considering I live in a state with much rural travel time. That said, within the first thousand miles, we had to drive cross country in the car for a funeral, and 5,000 miles later, we were completely convinced we had made the right purchase. We averaged around 32 MPG on that trip. The comfort for three people and small dog was everything you could hope for on a 5 day, round-trip in a car. We only stopped for sleeping and a eating breaks. It was a ruthless trip, but the comfort of the Crosstour made it doable and halfway enjoyable. The backup camera and side view camera are awesome. The interior design is easy to adjust to - including controls for radio/settings/HVAC. The cargo space is plenty for a couple with pets or a couple kids. It's especially great when carting around older relatives who have trouble getting in and out of most other vehicles, because the ground clearance is superb. All cars should have the same ground clearance of the Crosstour, it's the perfect height for easy-on-the-body entrance and exit of a vehicle. Lastly, this is a vehicle that I feel safe in. We hit a deer going about 50mph ourselves, and the deer about 40mph. The passenger headlight took the brunt of the hit, and it didn't even crack. It did do some damage to the fender and some mounting parts behind the fender/light, but I was thoroughly impressed with the light still holding on and working after taking that hit. Overall, I give the car a 8/10. Truly, we do more city driving than anything else, and getting the MPG of a pickup truck is hurting the car's rating."

29 people out of 56 found this review helpful

Third Honda - all very good

By on Saturday, December 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Good driving car. Comfortable. Good travel with "stuff" car.Rear view somewhat difficult. Would recommend but drive first re: rear view."

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Really Love This Car except for one minor thing

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfort, classy, & affordability"

Cons: "Not the best for short people"

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

"This is a wonderful car to drive. Very comfortable and roomy inside. Love the luxurious interior and comfy seats. My biggest problem is that I am only 5 feet tall and the driver's seat does not adjust up high enough for me to see over the hood which makes me a little uneasy. That is the ONLY thing that would hold me back from buying a new one. I also had a blindspot issue and was initially disappointed that I didn't wait one more year for the blindspot detection option; however, with that said, I did a little research and learned that my outside mirrors were not adjusted correctly. Once I did that, I no longer have a blindspot problem. Gas mileage has been great for a V-6. Several roadtrips have calculated out to 29 mpg."

24 people out of 36 found this review helpful

THIS IS MY 10TH HONDA

By on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

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: "EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY"

Cons: "HAVE TO GET USE TO THE REAR VIEW WHEN PARKING"

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

"I AM A RETIRED AUTO TECH, ALL I OWN ARE HONDAS , NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM , I TREAT THEM RIGHT AND THEY COME RIGHT BACK AT ME . IT IS A OUTSTANDING CAR"

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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