• May 28, 2009
There has been all manner of speculation leading to this point, but the Temple of VTEC says it has heard from a source who claims the Honda Crosstour will be arrive in the U.S. in late October.
Mules of the Toyota Venza competitor from Honda have been seen testing in the U.S. on an jerry-rigged European Accord Tourer setup, an in fact, it's not likely to vary a great deal from it visually.

Since a different rear differential has been spotted on some prototypes, all-wheel drive is reportedly on the menu. Temple of VTEC's source says it will be based on the Accord platform, tow 3,500 pounds, be 2.5 inches taller than the Accord and stretch a ginormous 7 inches further than the Venza, which would seem to make third row seating a fait accompli, but as far as we know, the Accord Tourer is strictly a two-row deal.

Based on the fact that dealers have reportedly received their accessory pre-order packs, Honda protocol indicates appearances on dealer lots six months later. And if they keep the finished product sharp and edgy like the Euro Tourer, there's a good chance we'll like it when it comes. Hat tip to Edison!

[Source: Temple of VTEC]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm liking the wagon comeback. Makes a lot of sense. This Honda, ech, doesn't do much for me ,but I applaud the effort.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One more thing, i drove in Dodge Magnum, the idea was great, but the execution was horrible, it was a wagon but it was HUGE,while being small on the inside and having small storage space. I hope Accord does not repeat those mistakes.

      Also Dodge was rear wheel drive, which allows only 2 people to seat in the back, even a small child can not seat on the back of the Magnum, so by being a FWD Accord is already better than Magnum.
        • 5 Years Ago
        FWD has better packaging. Much better for passenger space.
        FWD transverse layout is more efficient than diverting power from longitudinal then 90 degs to the wheels.
        FWD has better traction
        FWD has less weight
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        • 5 Years Ago
        "so by being a FWD Accord is already better than a RWD Magnum"
        There, fix your quote for ya. Also some people might want to hear on how FWD is better than RWD.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting, and I do hope this might usher in AWD to the sedan Accord.

      Six gears please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would be nice if the link the source worked....

      I'm just sayin'.....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just take out the extra "http//", the rest is fine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope they will price it same as Accord sedan
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm looking forward to this, as long as they don't slap on the grilles of either the Accord Sedan or the Pilot (which I believe they will do (Pilot) on the 2010 Odyssey :( ). I like the Venza, but I would love this so much more.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope it's nicer than the Venza I drove
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wagons aren't more practical than CUVs. What the hell are you talking about?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh god another Glorified Clone.

      What HONDA DO best..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why cant we just get the European Accord Tourer as is with no changes. We dont need a raised body. We wont be going offroading in our wagons!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That definitely looks like an Accord station wagon.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wish they hadn't jacked it up. My dog likes being able to jump straight into the back of my Impreza wagon (I mean she really really likes doing this, but she's a dog, so she really really likes doing almost everything). They make this thing too high, and I'm going to have to pick her hairy butt up and lift her.

        Also, there's that whole handling thing. But it's probably more important to put gigantic wheels and jack the suspension up for when I go offroading in my...Accord wagon.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I second that. Sure they jacked it up a bit, but they aren't fooling me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too much front overhang. And look how close the front wheel arch comes to the front door.

      Apart from that is looks good. The Euro Accords look much nicer than the American ones. I notice that the have the same track but a shorter wheelbase. I think the next generation Euro will adopt the longer wheelbase (to match its width) and the ugly one will be put to sleep.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is exactly the class of vehicle I will buy next. The new 2010 Chevy Equinox appears to be similar in size and probably price so it will be on my list to check out as well. Frankly, EPA rating will be big part of the desicion between those I see as comprarablle in size/comfort/practicality.

      I am disapointed that Ford doesn't seem close to having an entry and I think this segment is about to take off. It seems like 2012 is the soonest they might have a competative entry. On the Ford web site the ancient looking Escape is refered to as a SUV. I do see it as a 7/8 scale Expolorer so while it may have no off road credability it looks like a small truck. That's not a policically correct place to be anymore.

      The Flex is soo... big and $ I see it as an ugly Enclave at best. The Edge is way to big and heavy for a 4 cyl. Maybe an Eco-boost 4 would make it a little more appealing. Where's the Fusion derived CUV?

      Chrysler? Look, I always try to shop D3 even if that's not where I end up but from now on that's D2 at best
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