2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Welcome to Dodger Stadium
September 24, 2010
Last night, a friend and I made a last-decision to go see game 3 of the final Dodgers/Padres series of 2010. I knew it was going to be a lengthy slog through evening traffic, so I picked a vehicle with a good navigation system (to assist with rerouting on surface streets) that I knew would be comfortable and easy to drive. I picked our Accord Crosstour.
The seats in the Crosstour feel almost exactly like the seats in our long-term 2008 Accord EX-L V6. As with the Crosstour, the driver seat in that car had its detractors, but I always liked it. The shape of the Crosstour's back cushion fits my frame well, and the seat-bottom cushion is long enough to support my thighs. The seating position relative to the steering wheel and pedals also fits me to an ergonomic tee. It was indeed a long slog (we arrived after dark, as seen above), and the driver seat never got uncomfortable.
Beyond that, I find the Crosstour incredibly easy to maneuver to considering its size. Visibility is also good, except for the view to the rear corners -- and at least there's a rear camera to help with that. On the way home, when we were back up to 65 mph, I enjoyed the Honda's quiet ride -- it's a significant improvement over the Accord sedan.
On the walk out of the stadium, we noticed one more benefit to Accord Crosstour ownership.
You're never going to lose this car in a parking lot.
Mind you, now that the Dodgers have been mathematically eliminated and the owners are embroiled in a battle for team custody, attendance is way down and the parking lot isn't exactly full. But, we spotted that distinctive Crosstour silhouette at 500 feet.
And, oh by the way, as a result of flagging attendance, we scored some great seats for very little money. A man to our left made a very fine, bare-handed catch of a David Eckstein foul ball.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 13,006 miles