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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour spy photos - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Reader Jackson De Oliviera dropped us a line this weekend to let us know he caught the highly-controversial Honda Accord Crosstour out in the wild and had posted the shots he took on his blog, DriveToEscape.com. Jackson was kind enough to allow us to reprint those photos in our gallery below. In short, Jackson's pics probably aren't about to change any minds regarding the Crosstour's looks.

In its coverage of the ongoing Crosstour Facebook debacle, Automotive News (posting to CNET's CarTech blog) notes the open revulsion the car has been met with on Honda's dedicated Facebook page, as well as in the comment sections of blogs like the one you're reading right now. AN also repeats the hastily-assembled Honda PR narrative that the negative reaction of "enthusiasts" is to be expected, and that market research indicates that the Crosstour will fare well with the "crossover intenders" that Honda views as the image buyers for the car.

This may well turn out to be true, but it wasn't so long ago that Honda's styling once had an inherent, universal appeal – to enthusiasts and casual observers alike. That, however, has given way to a stream of increasingly polarizing designs culminating with the Accord Crosstour. Polarizing can sell; just ask BMW. But judging by the peanut gallery's comments and many of our staffers murmurings over here, we'll take Honda's old-style elegance and understatement over seemingly forced weirdness any day. Designing the Crosstour specifically for "crossover intenders" may deliver a vehicle that niche buyer will happily pay for, but it all remains to be seen.

Photos Copyright ©2009 Jackson De Oliviera/DriveTo Escape.com. Used with permission.
[Source: CNET.com | Images: Drive To Escape]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Would it be possible to get them to put the camp back on? It is very uh phallic looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      from the front it's not bad... but downhill from there... a very, very steep hill.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I actually like the back better than the front. The front is just too angular, while the back is nice and smooth. Anyway, the design just doesn't match up and I think that's the real problem.

        Honda has to ditch their current nose trend, it's rather ugly looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those readers make the silliest comments regarding technology, so I assume their car knowledge to be just as uninformed. All 4 readers so far back this up, my personal favorite is the guy who thinks it looks like the Porsche Panamera followed by the guy who rather then point out that they look nothing alike, agrees with him.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't like it, or dislike it. The face reminds me of a new Ford Fusion but again that is neither a plus or minus. I don't get why everyone is freaking out and thinking it's the Gary Busey of cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At the chance of having my rating downgrade to one star ... It's not that bad, and no more or less ugly than a Venza.
      • 5 Years Ago
      STOP showing us yet more pictures of this ugly thing!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like, big, butts and I cannot lie!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, but at least the Venza doesn't look like the bastard off-spring of a late-'90s Taurus wagon and a Pontiac Aztek, and this is coming from someone that is a fan of Honda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks all the world like a 1975 Buick skylark intercoursed a 1977 Buick century.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see the ugly grille syndrome is now effecting its bread-n-butter brand.

      The car looks awkward. I wish the ride height were about 2 inch lower with wider tires, nice ground effects and a normal grille and now you have something unique from something mainstream.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Honda needs a new design team. Period
      • 5 Years Ago
      haaaaa haaaaa
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