• Mar 12, 2010
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Honda Accord Crosstour has been less than critically acclaimed here in the U.S., but it's far too early to tell if the bulky hatchback will resonate with customers. While it may be too early to declare the Crosstour's success or failure here in the States, Honda may already be planning on introducing the hatchback/crossover/wagon to the transportation-hungry Chinese.

A new report from Gasgoo states that Honda is working with China partner Guangzhou Honda to build the Crosstour in The Land of the Great Wall. The Crosstour, which evidently carries the codename "Accord QE," has reportedly been spotted testing in China, and the Asian news site proclaims that the Accord-based "lifestyle vehicle" is set to be introduced next month at the Beijing Auto Show.



Photos by Chris Paukert / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Gasgoo]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I have this car. I love it! its amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I did not know about this car, but after seeing and sitting in it at the local car show, I really like. Very nice, ton of room for the driver and stuff in the back. I have found that most, even larger, cars need longer front doors for tall people. I move the seats and wheel back then its hard to get in and out. The Honda I did not have this problem. So, I have heard people bash this car, but go look at it you may just like it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @David
        I saw one on the freeway right between a previous gen Camry and a Jeep Cherokee.
        it seemed to fit right in the middle as far as size goes. It also doesn't look as bad in person.

        Anyone seen the EX version on display at the Honda Center in Anaheim? With all the upgrades it looks nice. My G-pa is one of the finalists to win it at the end of the Ducks season. Then I can give a full review if he wins it.. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I read a review about the Crosstour
        http://www.epinions.com/review/2010_Honda_Accord_Crosstour_epi/content_496249507460

        and then I saw one.

        I liked the car, but the Honda Accord interior size didn't wow me. The Accord is so much smaller up front and in back than the Nissan Maxima and the Chrysler 300.

        Frankly, I don't see a reason to get the Accord over a Dodge Magnum.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I saw the Crosstour at the auto show - the fact that it will be built in China is just another reason for me to not buy one.

        In order to get the body lines right the doors are almost a foot thick, making getting in and out difficult in tight parking lots. The rear seat and door opening are so cramped even my girlfriend bumped her head getting in and out (and she's average height for an Asian). The cargo deck opening is small and has an oddly shaped floor opening and the interior cargo space isn't much better than my old Civic thanks to all the wasted space between the interior and the body work.

        With all that empty space in the bodywork, this would make an ideal drug smuggling car. I've never seen so much wasted space on a modern car.

        The sight lines are terrible, it has massive blind spots and the one time I've seen one in the wild it was next to a Porsche Cayenne - and it made the Cayenne look damned good by comparison.

        I honestly don't see the point of this vehicle. It's tall but it can't go off road, it can't tow, it has less cargo space than many sedans, the back seat is cramped, and you can't open the bank-vault-thick doors in a parking lot.

        For whom, exactly, is this car designed?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I, too, saw this at a recent auto show. It completely changed my views on it. The exterior completely surprised me at how handsome it actually was (particularly in dark colors, skip that terrible foam green). The interior was really excellent (as good as the germans), and the trunk space was pretty damn good, too. I'm actually in the market for a larger vehicle to replace my wife's old car and have taken a look at several options. We've been looking at numerous vehicles like the Toyota Venza, Audi A4 Avant and A3, Subaru Outback, Mazda CX-7, VW Jetta Sportwagon. Through all of this, I thought the Venza would end up at the top of the list, but, at the moment the top two contenders to me are the Crosstour and the A4 Avant (though I see some hot wagons on the horizon that we may hold out for).

        Here is the main thing. We want the smallest vehicle that is capable for all weather conditions and has the ability to seat 4 adults with 4, adult-sized, pieces of luggage AND (this is where it gets tricky) a medium-to-large cooler. We tailgate, go to our cabin, etc etc. The Crosstour affords that ability and can fit in smaller furniture and larger (mostly flatter) things, too. We just can't bring ourselves to even consider something like a minivan or SUV.

        Anyway, point being, I think the Crosstour is getting a lot of (only semi-deservedly) flack from people who haven't really checked it out. I know when I did all my previous views were rendered moot.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Magnum is 2 years out of production.

        It had Chrysler reliability. Now it has abused Chrysler with a fun engine reliability.

        It has the claustrophobic, neck high belt line of all the LX cars. With even worse rear visibility.

        There are a number of cars to shop against this one but the Magnum isn't on the list.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have been hearing for months about how this car looks so much better in person.

        Well, I saw one on the way to work this morning, and you know what? It's still completely hideous, and the really funny thing about this thread is that someone recommended a Magnum instead. Yeah let's trade hideous but otherwise fine for hideous, unreliable and out of production. Well played, sir. Well played.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen one on the road. I wouldn't call it sexy or even pretty, but I rather liked it. Seemed a good bit bigger than it looks in the photos (or maybe that's just me).
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 4-door sedan is also hiddeously ugly, yet it sells well. It is very odd.

      The only current iteration of the Accord that isn't bad-looking is the coupe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So the verdict is "It's still ugly".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Makes sense. It's ugly enough that the Chinese will probably find something charming about it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's amazing how ugly this car is compared to the Acura version since both are built on the same platform. Too bad Acura's designers didn't get a shot at this because the Honda team blew it(!).
        • 4 Years Ago
        There is not an Acura version. The Crosstour is based on the Accord platform, while the ZDX is based on the MDX platform.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still basing opinions on the pre-production, photo-based, internet Facebook clamor, are we? A little research would show that it IS actually quite acclaimed, both selling extremely well and getting great reviews.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Honda sold 4,000 Crosstours total in Jan and Feb, which puts it way off its well-publicized target of 40,000 per year.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How many have you seen on the road?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope! I'm basing my opinion on the Crosstour I saw on the road a few days ago. As someone with very good control of his bodily functions, I nearly did throw up in my mouth when I saw it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah.. Because building it in China will make it more attractive to the end consumer... Riiiiigghhht....
      • 4 Years Ago
      They can have it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      seen like 3 or 4 so far on the road. theyre still ugly. actually, so ugly it was annoying to see them. kind of like the BMW 6series. i still think those are the ugliest BMWs ever designed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yawn, FAIL... Yawn
      dman07869
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build all of your cars in China, all the Japs want to do is get even for losing the war.
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