• Jan 9, 2011
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour – Click above for high-res image gallery

When Honda originally launched the odd duck Accord Crosstour in late 2009, we were told that the only available powertrain would be a V6, but that plans for a four-cylinder hadn't been completely ruled out. Now, Honda fansite Temple of VTEC reports that a memo sent to dealerships states that a four-cylinder Crosstour is on the way, arriving at some point later this year.

Details about the four-cylinder Crosstour were not divulged, but we would assume that it's the same 2.4-liter engine currently found in the Accord sedan. Temple of VTEC reports that a larger four-cylinder unit for the CR-V crossover is currently in the works, so we won't rule out the possibility of that new mill finding its way under the Crosstour's hood, as well. Expect the four-cylinder engine to only be available on lower-trim Crosstours, likely without an all-wheel drive option.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Temple of VTEC]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll probably get flamed for this, but I actually like the CrossTour. Pictures don't do it's looks any good. I've seen two of these on the street and I like the way they look. I like their looks a lot more than the "bubble" crossovers that are out there.

      Now if they are going to drop a 4-cyl in one of these, I would hope they would take Fords approach and turbocharge it. They can't think that they are going to get reasonable mileage with a 4 working overtime.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i know this car is ugly as sin, nevertheless it surprises me again and again each time i see it
      • 3 Years Ago
      pontiac aztek called. wants to thank you
      • 3 Years Ago
      flame on if you want but I bought one in August for my wife and it's a great car. We needed more room than her Accord EX offered but didn't want a truck. Ugly looks? Maybe but I'll leave those debates to internet tough guys that drive used Chevy Celebrities and talk about 'un-pure' the Veyron is. All I know is it gets 27 on the highway and it rides just as quiet as my Hyundai Genesis nuff said.
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's no helping ugly...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh my, a lot of negative comments about this Honda. I happen to own one and we really like it. I have the AWD model, works for us............what one person considers unattractive another considers attractive. I do agree however that a 4CYL in this particular car is NOT a good idea, unless it is supercharged, DGI............to compare it to the AZTEK is totally unfair. That was an eyesore from the get go...........to each his own I suppose.................by the way it drives, handles and stops very well..................
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is just too bad good looks aren't an option.
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL

        It seems nobody likes the way this thing looks.
        I think a 4 cylinder is a mistake unless its a turbo 4. The current V6 is exactly what this fatty needs standard
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually, good looks *are* available as an option. You just have to click the "Acura TSX Sport Wagon" button, although choosing that option does downgrade the engine from the V6 to the 4cyl.
        • 3 Years Ago
        my eyes..... they burn!

        I always find it amazing that designers and product manager are willing to release vehicles like this (look at that rump!). But then again, this Honda pales in comparison to the Pontiac Aztek or the Fiat Multipla.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hellen keller: and do you see anything at all?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I see nothing wrong with its exterior styling.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yep, howsabout losing a bit of the fatty-boom-batty on the styling, and maybe be an actual real station wagon?

        Accord station wagons used to be pretty classy.

        Also, that stupid grille is awful, almost as bad as the entire Acura line. Honda's going from the Buick of Japanese cars to the Oldsmobile, and hate to break it to ya guys, that's where Toyota's sitting these days..
        • 3 Years Ago
        In some ways it's not the looks...


        but the size. Have any of you seen one in person? It's a freakin boat. It's huge compared to a basic accord.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a feeling automakers are building nominal four-bangers to help the listed MPG range, not to actually sell. There are four-cylinder Highlander, Sienna and 4Runners available too -- on paper only.

        • 3 Years Ago
        The 4cylinder 4runner was super obsolete 4 speed automatic.
        Totally pointless when the 5 speed auto with V6 can be upgraded to 6 speed automatic, and then could return better mileage.

        If Honda is putting a 4 cylinder under the hood of a 3750 pound wagon, it better have a 6 speed automatic.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree. In the real-world, a 4 cyl Crosstour would likely consume fuel just as quickly as the V6 since the driver would have to use more throttle to move the thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Temple of VTEC reports. Man, did I LOL

      • 3 Years Ago
      How about a V10 version?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It doesn't need V10, it needs C4.
        • 3 Years Ago
        No, I prefer the D10 version. There is nothing wrong about the CrossTurd that I can't fix with a Caterpillar D10.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the Crosstour is a normal car, guaranteed to function flawless.
      All the comments related to its appearance are clearly subjective,
      supposed to objective, indicating a flawed common consciousness degraded
      to the level of Sheep's.



        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, you're entitled to your opinion, which is as subjective as that of anyone else. I'm not sure what else you're trying to say in your unclear comment... do you mean to address the reliability of the Crosstour, which no commenter on this autoblog post has assailed? I'm sure its reliability is similar to its Accord little brother.

        The Crosstour is needlessly tall and its weird hunchback shape reduces its utility. I'd consider an Accord wagon if it were sold in the US (and if I had to replace my wagon today, I'd certainly drive the Acura TSX wagon to see if I like it) but I'd never consider spending any of MY money on a Crosstour.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Then again, Oprah has always been popular when she is fat.....
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