Midsize car; Built in USA
  • 4-door hatchback
  • transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive
Good condition price range: $7,400 – $23,100*

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour front

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour rear

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour interior

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour front

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour rear

  • Acceleration
  • Cargo room
  • Passenger space/comfort
  • Refinement
  • Rear visibility
  • Road noise

Honda’s genre-bending Accord Crosstour brings enhanced cargo versatility and the availability of all-wheel drive to the celebrated Accord platform. The balanced performance, fine passenger accommodations, and other virtues of Honda’s Accord sedan carry over intact. However, new Crosstours have commanded a significant price premium over their sedan siblings. Used models are likely to be priced on the high side as well, so shoppers will have to decide if the added utility is worth the extra cost. On the other hand, the Crosstour has not been a strong seller, so it’s possible that prices might ease somewhat.


For the 2010 model year, Honda added the Crosstour to its lineup as an SUV-flavored four-door-hatchback version of the midsize Accord sedan. Compared to other Accords, the Crosstour had unique body styling and a raised ride height, as Honda aimed to blend the refinement of a sedan with the versatility of an SUV. The sole powertrain was a 271-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission. The engine included Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system, which allowed the V6 to run on three, four, or all six cylinders. Two trim levels were available: EX models came only with front-wheel drive, while EX-L models offered front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Standard safety features included antilock braking, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags. Dual-zone automatic climate control; a 360-watt, six-disc, seven-speaker audio system; a moonroof; and 17-inch aluminum wheels were standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a wireless cell-phone link were standard on EX-L but not available otherwise. At the rear was an under-floor storage area that included reversible cargo panels to accommodate soiled objects. A navigation system (including a backup camera) also was available on the EX-L, and versions so equipped were priced as separate models. Though the Accord Crosstour differed from each one, potential rivals included Mazda 5, Subaru Outback, Kia Rondo, and Toyota Venza.

Yearly Updates

2011 Accord Crosstour
Following its introduction for 2010, the Accord Crosstour was largely unchanged the next year. The most often used climate control buttons were moved to the left side of the control stack. The Accord Crosstour’s fuel-economy estimate increased by 1 mpg for both city and highway driving.
2012 Crosstour
The car’s official name became simply Honda Crosstour for 2012. It also added the availability of a 192-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, offered only with front-wheel drive.
2013 Crosstour
While the Honda Accord (which the Crosstour was based) was redesigned for 2013, the Crosstour carried on using the 2008-012 Accord platform. Crosstour exterior and interior styling got an overhaul, and gained several 2013 Accord Coupe/Sedan features, including a new engine and some additional safety technologies.
2014 Crosstour
The Honda Crosstour was little changed for 2014.
2015 Crosstour
The Honda Crosstour saw no changes for its final year.


transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive

The original powertrain offered for the Accord Crosstour was a 3.5-liter V6 engine tproducing 271 horsepower mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and either front-drive or all-wheel drive. For 2012, a 192-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was made available, but only with front-wheel drive.

dohc I4
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 2.4/144
Engine HP 192
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 162
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
5-speed automatic 21/29
ohc V6
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 3.5/212
Engine HP 271
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 254
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
5-speed automatic 18/27 21.8

Road Test

Acceleration is a plus, as the V6 provides sufficient power in all driving situations. Honda’s transmission shifts smoothly and crisply. We have had no opportunity to drive a Crosstour with the four-cylinder engine that became available for 2012.

In Consumer Guide testing, a front-drive version averaged 23.6 mpg. AWD models have averaged 20.0 to 22.1 mpg. Crosstour uses regular-grade gas.

Ride quality varies with the pavement. Accord Crosstours feel solid but lack the European-style composure of previous-generation Accord sedans or even Honda’s own Pilot midsize SUV. Large bumps can bring out some unexpected harshness, but it’s never bothersome.

While Accord sedans and coupes lean toward the sporty side of the midsize class, nothing about the Crosstour is especially engaging. This is a competent, somewhat large car, with acceptable road manners.

Quiet while cruising, the V6 engine sounds refined under throttle. Road noise is fairly pronounced, with less sound isolation from traffic din than might be expected.

Large, clearly marked gauges are easy to read, though some drivers might bemoan the large number of individual dashboard buttons. Most major controls are logically placed and have a substantial, quality feel, though a few climate functions are just out of easy reach for some drivers. The navigation screen is generally easy to read, though it is recessed deeply into its housing, obscuring sight lines. Oddly, the screen can still occasionally “wash out” in certain light conditions. Interior materials are solid, but some come off as looking a bit down-market, which is disappointing given this car’s somewhat lofty price class. EX-L’s leather upholstery brings a slightly more upscale ambiance.

Front seats are comfortable and supportive, providing ample headroom and legroom, even for taller adults. Generous door openings allow easy entry and exit. Rear visibility is terrible, however. Tight reverse maneuvers are improbably difficult due to the raised back end and ungainly rear roof pillars.

Rear legroom is vast, and the seats are comfortable. Despite its sloped roof line, Crosstour’s rear headroom is nearly as good as in its Accord sedan siblings. As in front, large door openings contribute to easy entry and exit.

Crosstour’s rakish rear roof line cuts into space for extra-bulky cargo. The nicely finished cargo area includes three under-floor storage bins that can be removed and washed. The tops of the cargo-floor panels are reversible, so portions of the carpeted surface can be swapped to washable plastic. Integral tie-down hooks, side-mounted lamps, and levers to release the folding rear seatbacks are other handy cargo-area features. Note that the seatbacks can also be folded from the rear bench. Interior storage includes a roomy center console with divided compartments, a 12-volt power outlet, and an auxiliary stereo input port.


Model Tested: 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L w/2WD

Ratings values are on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the best. With the exception of Value, these numbers reflect how the vehicle compares against the universe of vehicles, not just against rivals in its class.


Acceleration - 6
Fuel Economy - 6
Ride Quality - 6
Steering/Handling - 5
Quietness - 6


Controls/Materials - 6
Room/Comfort Front - 7
Room/Comfort Rear - 8
Cargo Room - 7


Value - 5

Total: 62


4-door hatchback
Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs)
110.1 196.8 74.7 65.7 3852
Cargo Volume (cu/ft) Payload Capacity (cu/ft) Fuel Capacity (gal.) Seating Capacity
51.3 18.5 5
Headroom Legroom
Front Rear Front Rear
39.5 37.5 42.2 37.4
Safety Ratings

Model Tested: 2010 Accord Crosstour 4-door hatchback


(5 is the highest rating)

Front Impact Test

Driver Injury - 5
Front Passenger Injury - 5

Side Impact Test

Driver Injury - 5
Rear Passenger Injury - 5

Trouble Spots

Description: If a door is shut with extreme force, the side-impact airbags could deploy. (2010)
Engine misfire
Description: Some V6 engines may have a misfire because of fouled spark plugs. (2010-13)
Engine misfire
Description: Engine may run rough because of sticking cylinder-deactivation rocker arms. (2012-15)
Engine noise
Description: A ticking or knocking noise at idle on warm engine may be due to loose rocker arm shaft. (2010)
Engine noise
Description: A faulty variable valve timing actuator could cause a loud rattle during cold start up. (2010-15)
Oil consumption
Description: Sticking piston rings could cause high oil consumption. (2010-11)
Description: Starter may grind because of inadequate clearance between starter motor gear and torque converter. (2013-15)
Transmission leak
Description: Transmission fluid may leak from driveshaft seals. (2011-12)
Vehicle shake
Description: The glove box may rattle because the dash panel warps and the latch striker has to be replaced with a revised one. (2010)
Check-engine light
Description: The check engine light may illuminate due to one or more spark plugs fouling requiring possible replacement, and a reflashing the engine control module will prevent further fouling. (2010)
Navigation system
Description: The navigation system may quit working because the DVD has been scratched by the disc reader which must be replaced. (2010)

Recall History

2010 Crosstour
Description: Front passenger airbag may not have been assembled to correct specification and, in a crash, may not deploy as intended. An unbelted child in the front passenger seat could be at greater risk of injury if the airbag deploys.
2010 Crosstour
Description: There is a potential failure with the engine wiring harness connector, which may cause intermittent spark firing or the engine to stall. An engine stall will increase the risk of a crash. The dealer will inspect and replace the ignition wiring harness connector free of charge.
2010 Crosstour
Description: The airbag control unit could fail and the and the airbags might not deploy during a crash.
2010 Crosstour
Description: The automatic transmission control module software could short circuit which could cause the engine to stall. Also broken pieces of the outer race or ball bearing from the secondary shaft may become lodged in the parking pawl and vehicle could roll when placed in Park.
2010 Crosstour with aftermarket nose mask
Description: The nose mask could interfere with the hood latch and the hood could open while the vehicle is being driven.
2010-11 Crosstour
Description: Front suspension damper bolts and spindle nuts may not have been properly tightened and could result in loss of steering.
2010-12 Crosstour
Description: Front airbag inflators may rupture during deployment and metal fragments could strike passengers.
2012 Crosstour
Description: Side curtain airbag inflator may have been manufactured incorrectly and may fail to deploy.
2015 Crosstour 4-cylinder
Description: The inflator tube for the side-curtain airbags may have been incorrectly manufactured and the side curtain airbags may not inflate properly.

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