Split Personality - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Split Personality

September 14, 2010


As I was sitting in heavy traffic on the 405 freeway this morning, Dan, a colleague from an automotive PR agency, pulled up alongside me and my Honda Crosstour. Traffic was at an absolute stand-still, so we rolled down the windows and chatted for a minute.

As the owner of a Honda CRV, Dan asked how I liked the Crosstour. I told him that I was a little cool on it at first, but now I liked it just fine. I had gotten over all the smack about the styling, and now I just viewed it as a comfortable sedan with a better view of the road.

Dan said he didn't think he could ever come to terms with the Crosstour's look, especially the rear end.

"It's like two different cars to me," he said. "The normal front and the ugly butt don't go together."

When he put it that way, I immediately thought of a Saturday Night Live skit discussing Kate Gosselin of the dreaded Jon and Kate Plus 8 fame. A "talk show host" was describing Gosselin's hair cut, saying, "It's like the front is going to a job interview, and the back's going to a rock concert."


Well said.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 12,623 miles

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