Aren't You a Little Short for a USB Cable? - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Aren't You a Little Short for a USB Cable?

November 04, 2010


I like to listen to On Broadway on SiriusXM, much to the chagrin of my fellow editors. When they get in a car after me, not only do they have to move the seat way back but they get greeted with showtunes. Gotta sing. Gotta dance.

Sometimes, even I can't listen to "Luck Be a Lady" for the billionth time. So, I appreciate a car that allows me to hook up my iPod. The Honda Accord Crosstour offers an aux plug and a USB cable, instead of an iPod-only connection. But you should see the comedy of errors it takes to attach my iPod to the very short USB cable in the center storage area. I just can't get my arm to hold the USB cable and plug in my iPod cable. The lid of the storage area is in the way of my elbow and the USB cable is so short that it doesn't reach out of the fairly deep storage compartment. I can't make the connection from a seating position. I have to get out of the car and approach it sideways. I'd rather just have the USB outlet without a cable so I can plug directly in with one hand.

Anybody else have trouble with this?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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