Overview & Reviews
Over eight generations, the Honda Accord has morphed from a spunky compact hatchback into a critically acclaimed, best-selling midsize sedan. Along the way it's also managed to spin off coupe, wagon and hybrid-powered variants. More recently, Honda took the opportunity to catch the burgeoning fastback crossover wave with a novel Accord-based offering called the Accord Crosstour.
The Crosstour is a wagonlike conveyance that features increased ride height, extra room out back and available all-wheel drive (AWD). But despite its expanded cargo area relative to the Accord, the Crosstour delivers considerably less cargo space than most rivals. If you like the Accord sedan but need more space or all-wheel drive, the composed and carlike Honda Accord Crosstour is worth checking out. But if you aren't sold on the design or don't carry lots of stuff, there are better crossovers to consider.
Most Recent Honda Accord Crosstour
Note: After just two years of marketing this model as the Accord Crosstour, Honda renamed it just "Crosstour" for the 2012 model year. It's the same car, however, and a review of the 2012-and-up Crosstour can be found here.
The Honda Accord Crosstour was produced for 2010 and 2011. Two upscale trim levels of this crossover wagon were offered -- EX and EX-L. The EX came with a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a six-CD changer. The EX-L added bigger wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth and premium audio. A navigation system with voice activation and a back-up camera was the only option, and it was only available on the EX-L.
The Accord Crosstour was front-wheel drive by default, with all-wheel drive an option on the EX-L only. All Accord Crosstours were powered by a 3.5-liter V6 producing 271 horsepower. A five-speed automatic was the sole available transmission. In performance testing, a front-wheel-drive Crosstour went from zero to 60 mph in a class-competitive 7.5 seconds.
In reviews, we noted that while overall acceleration was adequate, off-the-mark performance was a little soft due to a lack of torque. Also, the transmission was reluctant to downshift at highway speeds. But despite the Crosstour's elevated center of gravity and extra 300 pounds compared to the Accord sedan, it was still pleasant to drive, with predictable steering and composed handling. The Crosstour's cabin was actually quieter over the road than the sedan's, a welcome upgrade.
Those familiar with the Accord sedan of the same time period will feel right at home in the Crosstour's cabin. The center stack had an attractive high-tech appearance, though an abundance of similar-looking buttons made it look overly busy. The optional navigation system only added to the clutter, but it was easy to operate using voice commands and the multipurpose controller. The Honda Accord Crosstour's sloping roof line ate into rear cargo space -- there was only a bit over 51 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded -- though rear passengers enjoyed ample leg- and headroom.
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Great car, but... - 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
By rjs666 - December 15 - 2:03 pm
Traded my 2006 Lexus RX 400h hybrid for this 2010 Crosstour, and getting same 23 MPG milage. Wife has 2003 Accord, so all the controls are the same. Comfortable ride, with minor back pain on long trips. Good room for driver and 4 passengers. Noisey but good pickup when entering highway. Fit and finish has some problems, as does "trunk" space. Blind spots, especially out rear window problematic.
Happy in Melbourne - 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
By captwest - December 5 - 4:00 pm
Waited 3 mos. to write the review in case of problems and there are none. Crosstour styling is fine with me and it rides great and the interior is extremely comfortable. Traded in the hybrid Insight and my back does not hurt anymore on long trips. Car is heavy, but does not drive like a truck, handles very nicely and has above average acceleration. MPG city has been around 20, highway about 26.
Excellent Vehicle, Fun to Drive - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Howard Jennings - October 25 - 10:13 am
Totally Satisfied with the Crosstour. Honda sure hit the jackpot with this vehicle. AWD, spacious interior, all the amenities you could want and a great price. Honda's quality is here.
2010 Honda Accord Drosstour EXL NAVI. - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Yao - October 15 - 3:46 pm
I am proud to own this magnificent Honda. The design draws so much attention and has caused so many driver to go off the road or their lanes whenever I hit the road. The most fascinating fact is that some of the onlookers include drivers of Mercedes and Lexus.I have had a lot compliments from Grocery parking lots, traffic lights and gas stations. The gadgets inside are so cool (voice operated gadgets). The fact that you can operate the GPS, Radio, CD player and AC without taking your eyes off the road and hands off the wheel is an excellent safety feature.The dual-zone climate control is such a big relief. I love the bluetooth feature. I can make calls by just voice command. congrats Honda.
Just what I was looking for - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Gold2Golden - September 3 - 12:06 pm
Bought the Crosstour as it provided the right combination of elements I was looking for : 1) Space; 2) Utility; 3) Reliability; 4) Uniqueness; 5)Price. So far I have been very happy with it. It has very good build quality overall. Gas mileage has been better than expected - 29 mpg on my first tank, mainly on highway commuting miles. It is a fun car to drive and own if you don't want/need an SUV but are looking for more utility than a regular sedan.
Best Car I Have Ever Owned - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By R Day - August 1 - 2:47 pm
Coming out of the Corporate / Company Car world I've driven a lot of Brand New / Good Cars. This Crosstour is by far the best overall vehicle in terms of quality +reliability + safety. I'm now at 66K Miles so that's a good sample size. My only complaint is the rear visibility because of the sloped rear hatchback. I bought this used with 12K Miles.
Awesome Car - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By DLSab - June 28 - 4:43 pm
I accidentally found this car while looking at other Honda models. It is everything I wanted. My husband and I fight over who can drive it. Had many features that weren't included in some of the reviews we read about it. Only thing it doesn't have is an automatic start. Everything my Lexus had and more. Rear view slightly difficult, but we both got used to it as we have had sports cars. Don Carlton had MANY colors and styles - more than even Dallas. Sam, at that dealership, was great to work with.
love my CT - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Maryellen - June 2 - 10:00 am
Love the Crosstour, had a CR-V and was tired of the bumpy ride , but loved Honda so traded. Have had lots of compliments on the car. Was on the freeway and a Honda Accord occupants passing me gave a "thumbs up" about the car. Love the two driver setting as I share the driving on a trip. Also like the side view mirror droping as I back into my garage. That way I don't hit anything. Great car to drive in every way.
Deeply disappointed - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Mr. Heiberg - June 2 - 10:00 am
Third review and it has all been down hill. Latest problem entailed an engine rebuild that took 2-days. Taking back for forth time now (already had brakes redone, and seat belt problem),to have door alignment fixed, temp gauge/sensor replaced, and address paint color match fade issue on plastic parts. In my opinion this car is a disgrace to Honda and should not be called an Accord. I have the White Diamond Pearl finish and it is clear the paint on all of the plastic components were done from a separate batch and mix. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! I write this third review out of extreme disappointment and frustration. Our last Honda (Civic) was fabulous for 11 car-free years. We traded it in for CT.
Way to Go Honda - Thanks for Crosstour - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
By Gumdoc1 - May 22 - 6:23 pm
Honda went for something different and they succeeded. A great 5 door hatchback with AWD that looks like a coupe and many luxury appointments. Quiet ride made it a contender for me, because the regular new Accord sedan was just too loud for all that money. Great power, great room, great handling, and great cargo capacity. If you want a wagon or an SUV this is not the car for you, but if you want sporty looks, more cargo space than a sedan and great legroom for a growing family, then you have found your dream car.