V6 Goodness Standard - 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: V6 Goodness Standard

September 21, 2010

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Our long-term 2010 Honda Crosstour 4wd EX-L Navi has a 271 hp 3.5L SOHC 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine as standard, as do all Crosstours. That's because the Crosstour doesn't offer an I4 engine like her Accord sedan sister.

I have been driving a I4 Accord sedan around for a few days, and while it's suitable for most people with its adequate 177 hp and great 23/34 mpg, it doesn't excite and feels a bit rental car-ish -- just like most I4 midsize sedans.

Not so with our Crosstour. It has a good chassis, with a suspension that feels tighter to me than the I4 Accord, great steering, and ample power mated to a flexible 5-speed auto.

There's nothing rental car about our Crosstour. I prefer driving it over most of its crossover competition.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 12,900 miles

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