Good Steering, Good Ride - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Good Steering, Good Ride

August 30, 2010


I've looked at our long-term 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour from every possible angle, and well, I need to stop looking for flattering angles on this vehicle. But once I'm inside the thing, I couldn't care less about how it looks. As Donna and Brent have written, the Crosstour is pretty well sorted out for making runs up and down the freeway.

It's big in the way that our long-term 2008 Accord sedan was big, yet it doesn't feel as big as it is. The steering is nicely weighted and plenty accurate around neighborhood corners and freeway entrance ramps. Parallel-parking is a breeze. Further, the Crosstour doesn't have that much body roll, and it feels buttoned down on the freeway, while delivering a softer ride quality than any vehicle that has ever worn the Accord badge.

If this is what life in a family vehicle is going to be like, I'm OK with the Accord Crosstour.

Yet, I know in my heart I wouldn't end up with an Accord Crosstour, even though I like it. If I only needed seating for five, I'd get the cheaper, more fuel-efficient Honda CR-V, which is almost as comfortable and offers a lot more cargo space. If I'm going to drive around in something as large as a Crosstour, I feel like I might as well make the leap to the Odyssey -- and get a third row and 2-3 times as much cargo space.

So there it is, I like driving the Accord Crosstour, but I can't make a case for it.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 11,629 miles

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