2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: A Really Blind Spot
April 30, 2010
OK, I'm in the "hated it" camp with regard to our 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's looks. But compound that with the fact that the pinched-off rear end makes it difficult to see off rear starboard when trying to switch lanes, and I TOTALLY hate it. As editor Phil Reed had noted in a previous post, looking "over your right shoulder gives you no information."
It makes me extra insecure about switching lanes, especially with distracted L.A. drivers abound. They might not see my turn signal and my bright white vehicle moving into the next lane. Someone has to be watching for these things. So I take extra time to check my mirrors, take several long looks over my right shoulder in the vicinity of that huge blind spot to make sure it's all clear, and then switch lanes. Pfew!
By the way, you may have noticed that the rear head rest is missing. At first I thought one of the editors thought it was too distracting but then realized they may have just taken it out so they could fold down that seat.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 5,066 miles