2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Memory Seats
February 04, 2011
Our Accord Crosstour has memory seats; they're standard in EX-L models like ours and in certain respects, Honda has done a good job with the execution. The memory-seat controls are located exactly where you're expect to find them - high on the door, within ready eyeshot. They're also easy to use - adjust the seat, press "Set," hit "1" or "2" and you're good to go. I had to reprogram the settings and it took me all of three seconds.
But there's one thing I'd change about the way the memory seats operate, if I could.
The photo above shows how the driver seat was set when I got the car - the seat was adjusted for a driver with a shorter inseam. The fact that the seat was so close to the steering wheel made it hard to enter the car - naturally, it was difficult for me since the seat was set to accommodate a shorter driver, but I imagine that even the driver who set the seat would have trouble with ingress and egress, since you generally need a bit more legroom for entry and exit than you do for driving.
Some models address this by having the seat slide back to give wide berth for entry and exit; once the key is inserted into the ignition (or you press the "Engine Start" button), the seat then assumes the preset position. Would be nice if Honda had taken this step.
Am I asking too much here? How do your car's memory seats work, if it has them?
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor