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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour hasn't won too many fans amongst the automotive press, and while we're sure it fills the Accord Wagon space in Honda's lineup, the way the Crosstour has a foot both in the wagon and CUV realms still has us scratching our heads. Taking a peek at what's being cross-shopped against Honda's latest offering proves potential customers are in the same boat.

Fitting every car into a neat categorical box is a fool's errand, but the Crosstour is apparently making everyone wonder just where it belongs. According to early Edmunds' data, buyers seem to think the Crosstour competes most closely with the Toyota Venza, with ToMoCo's wagon-on-stilts being cross-shopping against the Crosstour more than any other vehicle. Other Honda models are also heavily considered against the Crosstour, according to Edmunds Auto Observer, as are a panoply of other cars. Luxury rides like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series wind up in the comparison column, as do more traditional crossovers like the Chevrolet Equinox and Toyota RAV-4.

While the Crosstour has been called lots of unflattering things, it's clear that figuring out whether it's neatly described as fish or fowl is more of a thorny chestnut. That said, none of this is exactly important if the car is generating showroom traffic and moving units.



Photos copyright ©2009 Chris Paukert / Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Edmunds Auto Observer]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not sure where Honda thinks the Crosstour competes but I have one and all I can say is that I strongly considered the Mazda CX-7 and Murano. I'm coming from an Audi sedan and wanted something larger but did not want the SUV/Crossover drive feel which the CX7 and Murano had. The Crosstour is a big sedan that handles well - and it has a ton of room. This car is not for everyone but for me - there was no other car on the market that met my needs like the Crosstour. I've owned 2 hondas, a toyota and several american and european cars. Glad to have a honda again!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I sat in the Crosstour on Friday. It works for me for a couple of reasons. I have an Acura MDX now that my wife, who has a bad knee and my 93 year old father, have a hard time getting into. The Crosstour has easier entry for them with but enough extra road clearance and all wheel drive for snowy days in NJ. Also I've had several Honda's and a Volvo and the cost of ownership is a no brainer. I drive the northeast corridor and need something roomy, quite and comfortable. Don't need a 7 seater but a roomy 5 seater is a plus. I considered a Venza but have been scared off by the accelerator issue
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope it fails. It is ugly. A step uglier than the Acura ZDX and that's pretty wretched.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It competes with the AMC Eagle, Venza, and the BMW X6. Primarily the X6. Honda likes to copy BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I first heard about this thing I looked all ove the web, I found the Euro issue Accord wagon.... feel in love, it was Beautiful.

      Then came this morphidite thing to our shores, I vow to mock this till its death.

      Honda design is lost
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who cares what it's classified as
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow the cross tourer is beautiful. Its going to sell like crazy. In fact there is alot of traffic coming in looking for a cross tourer and we dont even have it here yet!! It should be here in a week and I already have a dozen people waiting to drive one. Keep up the amazing work Honda!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It competes with compost heap. Though this turd probably smells worse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Look folks, it's another one of those Honda employee's~!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Look folks, it's another one of those Honda employee's~!"

        *Sigh* Did you not learn anything from that incident on Facebook?
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish Honda wouldn't waste resources chasing weird segments, instead they should spend the money developing say a modular rear wheel drive chassis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What buyer?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was looking at the cross-turds website and...ahhh!!The jazz music has invaded the marketing as well!!

      http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-crosstour/

      • 5 Years Ago
      While i would never drive a toyota, if the venza is the competition for the crosstour, it's an easy victory for toyota.
      The venza actually looks pretty good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just ugly, I guess the designer was sitting on the toilet when sketching the design of this car.
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