• Oct 6, 2009
2010 Honda Crosstour interior – Click above for high-res image gallery

There's been no shortage of digital egg-throwing and epithet uttering when it comes to Honda's 2010 Crosstour – this, despite the fact that essentially nobody has seen it in the metal. Thankfully, judging by these first interior shots furnished by Honda, the cabin's design will likely prove to be much less divisive.

Packing an instrument panel that looks like a straight port over from the Accord (albeit one with a different steering wheel), the Crosstour appears to inherit the sedan's lilting dashboard graphic, simple analog gauges, and available navigation system. From where we sit, for such an unconventional vehicle, the interior seems oddly anticlimactic, but at least it figures to be easy-to-use.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the interior that we can see here is the Crosstour's cargo hold, which has a substantial-looking removable sub-floor storage box. We note that there seems to be a significant amount of wheel well intrusion into the cargo area, although we'll have to wait until EPA volume figures are released to see how this has impacted the Crosstour's utility.

In other news, the Crosstour will come standard with Honda's 3.5-liter V6 – no four-cylinder version will be available when the car rolls into dealerships. For reference, the six-cylinder in the Accord sedan nets 268 horsepower (@ 6200 RPM) and 248 pound-feet of torque (@ 5000 RPM) and routes its power through a five-speed automatic transmission. Honda has declined to give official word on power figures for the Crosstour thus far, however. As expected, all-wheel drive will be optional.

Be sure to check out the high-res gallery below and the video and press release after the jump, then leave your fellow readers a comment.




[Source: Honda]





PRESS RELEASE:

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Interior Offers Innovation in Space Utilization
V-6 engine standard, four-wheel drive available

10/06/2009 - TORRANCE, Calif. -

The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will feature a versatile, upscale 5-passenger interior with an innovative rear storage area, a standard 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine and available four-wheel drive when it goes on sale in November, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

"Honda has a longstanding reputation for maximizing interior space and utility in its vehicles," said Erik Berkman, vice president of corporate planning and logistics for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Like the award-winning Honda Fit, the Accord Crosstour uses a versatile design to create an interior that functions with the practicality of a larger vehicle."

The rear storage area features an innovative 8-inch deep under-floor Hidden Removable Utility Box with a reversible lid, featuring both plush-carpeted and durable-plastic sides. Levers near the interior fender wells, conveniently accessible from the tailgate opening, allow for one-touch conversion of the seats into the floor for additional cargo space.

The interior design is intended to enhance the feeling of width and space in the passenger cabin while creating a premium and accommodating atmosphere. The inset sculpting of the instrument panel along with a wide center console increases the sense of roominess. Intuitively grouped controls for the audio, climate and available navigation system are designed to operate with solidity and precision.

The exterior styling evolves the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) concept by integrating a sleek and aerodynamic shape that blends sporty, low-profile contours with versatile CUV functionality.

The Accord Crosstour will be positioned at the top of the Accord family when it goes on sale in November. Additional details will be announced later in the year. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars. Additional media information regarding all Honda products is available at www.hondanews.com.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is it that all honda interiors have to have buttons the size of Texas. You cant drive a car if your blind so why make them this big.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The best part about the interior is that you can't see the exterior from there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        While this is true, the people on the outside only see the outside of the vehicle and you in it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interior is nice but the exterior has to go
      • 5 Years Ago
      From the looks of that interior I would say BMW needs to step up its game if it wants to be considered a "luxury brand". It looks at least as good and probably has better cup holders.
      • 5 Years Ago
      rear suspension intrudes too much into cargo space
      • 5 Years Ago
      Laugh it up, but I bet this will be a HUGE seller.

      And if you don't mind the looks of the Ford Focus, you have NO room to talk about the exterior looks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The interior is all Accord but, again, if the Toyota Camry aka "King of Dull" is the number one selling car in the U.S. - this hideous piece of metal might turn into a best seller for Honda - people are weird that way and, again, it has the Honda label attached to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That isn't a "different" steering wheel at all, that's the wheel from the current Accord coupe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This interior shot reminded me why Honda is so much further ahead than Detroit.. Detroit still has ways to go
      • 5 Years Ago
      5 pages of comments and counting. Who knew a Honda Accord could warrant so much attention?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda as honda, nothing out of the line. One of the pictures is a direct projection, which would make any car look disproportional, because naturally we don't see this kind of projection in real life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like most of you I don't like the exterior design. The interior is fairly clean looking. But I am curious to see one in the metal. Wouldn't be the first car that looks far better in real life then in pictures.
      But in the end it won't really matter what we enthausiasts think of it. I think it will sell well.
      I showed pictures of this car to my wife and sister in law and they both loved it. They also like the Toyota Venza and BMW X6.... yuk. So I think there definitely is a (mostly female) market for this type of vehicle.
      I just hope my wife doesn't actually want one....
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