• Apr 1, 2011
Honda Accord Crosstour Cabriolet – Click above for high-res image

Are unconventional droptops becoming the darling of the automotive industry? Honda is evidently paying close attention to the new Murano CrossCabriolet from Nissan, and apparently it likes what it sees. Historically averse to convertibles (small-volume jobs like the S2000 excluded), the Japanese automaker now plans to offer a soft-top CUV of its own, and the unlikely choice for a roofectomy is the slow-selling Honda Accord Crosstour.

Unimaginatively dubbed the Accord Crosstour Cabriolet, this convertible features a two-plus-two interior seating arrangement and unlimited headroom. Under the hood sits the familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 271 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. Like the fixed-roof Crosstour, the Cabriolet will be offered with front- and all-wheel drive, giving it more configurablility than the AWD-only Murano. Like the Nissan, the cabrio conversion has resulted in two fewer doors and the merciful exclusion of a basket-handle structural support. Oddly, to our eyes, the Crosstour Cabriolet almost looks more attractive than the hunchbacked hardtop – at least with the top down.

When it goes on sale this summer, the Honda Accord Crosstour Cabriolet will sit atop the Crosstour's pricing structure. The fully-loaded Crosstour we reviewed in 2010 had a sticker price of $36,930, so expect the convertible to come in right at a stitch over the $40K mark. That's a bit less than the $47,190 Nissan wants for its Murano CrossCab.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll see if I can order this on April 2nd :-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        It didn't take too long to find the source picture... A good 'shop nonetheless!

        http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-honda-accord-crosstour-1/full/#2411141
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sadly, Honda been churning out such dud cars that it I was wondering if it's a joke or not.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What makes me laugh is that I know it's an April Fool's joke, and it still looks better than the Nissan. Still hideous, though.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What's most amusing is that this convertible looks better than the fastback wagon. I think it'd actually pass as an Accord softtop, not looking appreciably any worse than other recent Honda / Acura product.
        • 3 Years Ago

        This is a great summary of where honda is today...The april fools is on honda.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I thought the Murano cabrio was an out of season April fool's day joke. :-/
        • 3 Years Ago
        And for a second, I thought that picture was real... could've FOOLed me!
        • 3 Years Ago
        While I know this is an April Fool's joke, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if Honda saw this and some how reasoned it into production. I mean, might as well keep rolling along with the trail of failures they've been leaving lately, right?
        • 3 Years Ago
        If you can... there is no God.
      • 3 Years Ago
      April Fools?
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL, most definitely April Fools, AutoBlog deserves a standing ovation for this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      ACTUAL LOLS
      • 3 Years Ago
      hahahaha... this is a good one :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL! Good one!
      • 3 Years Ago
      You'll notice that the source is autemo.com – follow their link to see their conceptual rendering services, i.e., not OEM designs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really, REALLY hope this thing is an April Fools joke, because, damn that's ugly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm going to hold out for the Ford Expedition Cabriolet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let me guess ... This afternoon's April Fool's post will be an Aston Martin SUV based on the Mercedes Benz GL?

      Oh yeah, that one's for real.... nevermind....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Photoshop fail gives it away... Better luck next year.
      • 3 Years Ago
      when ugly met sally....
      ewwww!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont like what I'm seeing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I do.....................but I like Taurus's and Crosstour wagons so what do I know
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