2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Feels Good
October 13, 2010
In my real life I drive a ten-year-old Acura Integra. It's getting on in years now, but when I first got it, I loved to drive it on curvy roads. It felt so secure going bend to bend at higher speeds. Driving the canyon roads between Beverly Hills and the Valley was exhilarating.
Then I went back East for a visit to my family. My sister has a base Honda Accord that is about the same age as my Integra. And I mean really base with roll-up windows and stuff. Her car feels so floaty going around corners. It wasn't built for action to be fair.
But this newer generation of Accord feels much better to me. I have some curves that I look forward to on my commute home. The Accord Crosstour handles them well. It's not super tight but not all soft and squishy either. I recently drove the new base Honda Accord and it felt the same way. The front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension are a big improvement over previous generations.
I know you all think the Crosstour is an ugly duckling but it is nice to drive.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ just past 14,000 miles