2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Fast Enough for Family Duty
August 23, 2010
At just over two tons, the Accord Crosstour is no lightweight. Thankfully, Honda saw fit to install its healthy 3.5-liter V6 as standard equipment. With 271-horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, it makes the Crosstour feel sufficiently motivated for average driving duties.
I was all over town this weekend. In the city, on the highway, in traffic, on wide open roads. Can't say that I ever really thought the Crosstour felt underpowered or sluggish. Now, keep in mind, my expectations were low. I was expecting something quite lethargic, but the Honda felt reasonably chipper when I laid into the gas. Quiet too.
Sounds a bit like faint praise, but this is about as family oriented as cars get these days. Can't imagine a customer feeling disappointed with its powerplant, although they might not appreciate the mileage. It's averaging about 20mpg so far.
Oh, and check out that strut tower brace. Sporty.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com