Snakeskin Rocker - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Snakeskin Rocker

April 09, 2010

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There -- on the lower part of door -- do you see it? Our long-term 2010 Honda Crosstour EX-L has unusual dimple-like surfacing on the body panel rockers.

When the Honda guys dropped the car off I asked them about it. I had thought that perhaps it was to break up the aerodynamic boundary layer, so that the rockers would be kept clean. Or something else that was functional.

Not even close. It was done for styling, of course. The Honda guy said it differentiates the Crosstour from the Accord sedan and gives it a "sportier" look.

Uh...OK.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 4,000 miles

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