• Sep 5, 2009
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour - Click above for image gallery

Honda is now in full-on damage control mode over the Accord Crosstour Facebook fiasco, a PR catastrophe that will likely be discussed in college marketing courses for years to come. As you probably know by now, the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour quickly became a bubble-butted piñata after its global unveiling via Facebook, where social media users get to vent their spleens have their say, and what they had to say, in a nutshell, was "Ugly!"

The situation became more embarrassing when Honda got snagged deleting select comments from the stream, including one from a pro-Crosstour individual who wound up actually being a Honda product planner. Unfortunately, he neglected to identify himself as such before posting. Honda finally saw fit to respond to the awkwardness with several paragraphs of PR boilerplate that included, among other things, an explanation that the car's really not all that ugly, you see. It simply doesn't look good in the pictures that were posted initially, and new shots would be forthcoming to "clear things up" on the matter of the car's apparently regrettable styling.

Well, those new Honda Accord Crosstour shots are up on Facebook now. Do they help? Frankly, we don't think so. Sure, the car's more red, but it's no less the homely hatchwagon. We've added a new poll after the jump, so let us know if your minds have changed as a result of the new images.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      A tranny Crossdresser in a different dress....so, no. It doesn't help.
        • 5 Years Ago
        nice
        • 5 Years Ago
        Zing
        • 5 Years Ago
        would a tranny crossdresser be born a male become a woman but still dress like a dude?
      • 5 Years Ago
      why is it so high off the road? the clearance over the tires seems massive. it's not awd, right? i think if it was lower to the ground it would look a lot better. i think they should have stuck with the regular Accord front end too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I miss the Honda of the 1990's. Probably their best decade.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Most of this car is actually forgivable, if not pretty decent for this particular make and model; it's everything from the mirrors forward that irreparably sinks the design of this car. As much as I wish the American autobuying public would be secure enough with themselves to not require additional machismo in their wagons, I actually am not against this type of vehicle, but Honda has been on a streak of late when it comes to inexplicably hideous designs. They're not alone mind you; the latest Subaru Legacy manages to walk an almost impossible line between ambiguously derivative and revoltingly original- the question is, will Honda man-up and revise this design, or try and do like every other major automaking corporation who gets in this type of situation and clumsily attempt to jam it down the throat of the consumer?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sadly enough...this just looks like really bad badge engineering. Take the excessively large grill off the front and replace it with a chrome superman shield and you have the Acura ZDX...also an eye sore!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I liked it before, and now even more!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think my biggest problem with it is the grille/front fascia. Aside from that, I actually don't mind the overall look.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda should just get used to the internet. People who hate something are very likely to take the time to comment. People who like something are not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would have to see it in person...the pics just don't do it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've owned three Hondas so I'm yet another longtimer responding to both the Crosstour's ghastliness and Honda's continuing missteps.

      The SUV-toothy grille slapped on the front of an Accord is just plain unfortunate. I'm okay with a slopeback design, but prefer a vehicle that can actually hold things in the back and let its driver see to the rear for stuff like, you know, changing lanes.

      But Honda and Acura have delivered so many trying-too-hard designs recently that seem to be styled by 16-year-old gamers. WTF? I left Hondas behind for an oh-so-homely Subaru (but no one buys a Subaru for its looks anyway) and am heading to a VW dealership as soon as I get a sense they've solved their reliability issues. Would love to return to Honda, but given its direction, "not in my lifetime" comes to mind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It wouldn't be that bad if Honda got a different front grille which wasn't so exaggerated and ridiculous looking. Remember Honda can put its name and logo on any car and it will sell just becuase its a Honda BUT GM started this way decades ago and look where it ended up!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The more pictures Honda posts the uglier this thing gets. It's a decendent of the Dodge Caliber...
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