2010 Honda Accord Crosstour | new car review

Posted on May 2, 2010 by
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Accord Crosstour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ever-blurring line between SUV and wagon is further fuzzed with the introduction of the Accord Crosstour. It’s new to the market in 2010 and sits as the flagship of the Honda range. But what is it? Well, it’s a jacked-up version of the Accord with a more practical wagon-esque body shape, plus a four-wheel drive system to boot.

The Crosstour has been designed firmly with the American market in mind, although Honda is also offering the car in the UAE – the only market outside of the Americas to get the car. Rather than an full-on estate body style along the lines of a Volvo XC70, the Accord Crosstour has more of a stretched coupe profile – it’s very similar in its styling to BMW’s GT, though arguably, it’s the Honda that’s the better looking.

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

2010 Crosstour

The one thing the Accord Crosstour majors on is practicality – with a large 1452 litres-worth of space available with the rear seats (split 60/40) folded down, you should find it more than adequate for even the most bulky of loads.

Power is provided by Honda’s 3.5-litre V6 with 271bhp. Unlike the regular Accord, the Crosstour is four-wheel drive – however, don’t expect the car to tackle the desert dunes at the weekend, more provide the Crosstour with a more involving drive on twisty roads.

The automatic gearbox has been tuned to hold onto gears for longer should it sense that you are driving in a dynamic manner, rather than spoil your driving enjoyment by shifting up or down a gear mid-way through a corner.

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Practical features include a large boot expandable to 1,452 litres in capacity with the rear seats folded down. There’s an addition 54-litre storage box under the boot floor.

Just one version of the Crosstour is available in the GCC. It comes fully loaded with options including 18-inch alloy wheels and high intensity (HID) headlights, as well as a sun-roof, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control and paddle shifters for the five-speed gearbox. The seats are upholstered in leather as standard, the driver gets an electrically adjustable seat and the stereo has connectors for MP3 players and USB memory sticks.

Standard safety features include VSA electronic stability control, ABS, front, side and curtain airbags and active headrests to help reduce the risk of whiplash injury in the event of a crash.

Additional information by Phill Tromans

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Price (AED): 140,000
Engine: 3.5-litre V6
Max power (bhp/rpm):  271/9,200
Max torque (Nm/rpm): 344/5,000
Transmission: Five-speed automatic
Driven wheels: Four-wheel drive
Weight:  1,747kg

One Response to 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour | new car review

  1. Wilfred Obiora Reply

    July 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    How can I get more information about the car.

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