2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Tree Hugger
January 11, 2011
A number of people on my street have left their Christmas trees on the curb, hoping that the city will pick them up. However, the city of Los Angeles doesn't seem to be in a rush to get them, as many have been lying on the street for more than five days. I wasn't going to contribute to this mess and I wanted to make sure that my old tree would be properly disposed of, so I took it to a nearby fire station, one of the locations where the city's Bureau of Sanitation has placed large bins to collect and recycle discarded Christmas trees. The Honda Accord Crosstour was more than up to the task of tree recycling.
The two levers in the trunk made it easy to flip the seats back without having to reach too far inside. Once I removed the cargo cover, my 5-foot tree fit inside with room to spare. Maximum cargo capacity with the seats down on this car is 51.3 cubic feet. Our Crosstour was equipped with a rubber cargo tray, which caught most of the pine needles that fell off the tree. But I covered the exposed part of the seats with a towel just to be safe.
It was a short drive to the fire station, but I enjoyed my first time driving the Crosstour. It made a great impression.
Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 17,789 Miles