The Honda Accord Crosstour combines the refinement of a sedan with the versatile aspects from an SUV to create an distinct concept. Leveraging the many benefits of a car-based design, the Accord Crosstour is based on the Accord V6 Sedan and expands utility with increased cargo space.
Taken in its entirety, the Accord Crosstour is designed to fulfill multiple roles with a stylish exterior and premium interior appointments from the passenger cabin to the cargo area. Yet it can also deliver elevated levels of utility with accommodating under-floor storage and reversible cargo area floor panels for dirty objects. Cargo area access is further enhanced with a large-opening tailgate and a low lift-over height.
All Accord Crosstour models come standard with a 271-horsepower i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) designed for power and efficiency. A technologically advanced 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. The Accord Crosstour provides 6.0 inches of ground clearance, while four-wheel-drive is available.
The Honda Accord Crosstour is available in two model choices, the EX and EX-L. Highlights of standard features on the Accord Crosstour EX include dual-zone automatic air conditioning with second row ventilation, 360-Watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with 7 speakers, easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seat back, 17-inch aluminum wheels with 225/65 R17 all-season tires, hidden removable utility box, cruise control, moonroof, auto up/down driver and front passenger side windows, rear privacy glass, steering wheel-integrated audio controls, compass and outside temperature indicator, projector beam headlights with auto-off, fog lights, chrome door handles, and body-colored power side mirrors with defrost.
The Accord Crosstour EX-L adds or upgrades: leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, leather steering wheel, leather gear shift knob, auto day/night dimming rearview mirror, 18-inch aluminum wheels with 225/60 R18 all-season tires, auto on/off headlights, memory driver-side seats, memory side mirrors with reverse tilting capability, cargo privacy cover, HomeLink™ transmitter, cargo privacy cover, Kevlar® cone speakers, aluminum dome-type front tweeter speakers and a USB audio interface.
Available features exclusive to the Accord Crosstour EX-L include the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System and Real Time 4WD, available together or separately. The navigation system includes a backup camera with guidance lines integrated into the display.
The Accord Crosstour integrates a sleek and aerodynamic shape that blends sporty, low-profile contours with versatile CUV functionality. The exterior styling builds on the Accord's familiar character lines and adds a bolder front grille complemented by a durable lower-body appearance, wedge-shaped D-pillars and an aggressive rear stance. The flowing roofline narrows smoothly into the rear of the vehicle to create an aggressive-looking design, concealing a unique cargo area that can adapt to large objects that exceed the capacity of a normal sedan. An inwardly sculpted beltline starting at the front fenders smoothly transitions to an outward facing character line at the rear fenders, resulting in a visually dynamic effect.
Consistent with all Accords, a variety of design techniques were used to enhance the feeling of width and space in the passenger cabin to express premium and accommodating quality. The inset sculpting of the instrument panel along with a wide center console increases the sense of roominess. Intuitively grouped controls for the audio, climate and available navigation system are designed to operate with solidity and precision. Attention to craftsmanship can be found in details like double stitching on the available leather surfaces, plush floor carpeting and the presence of features like rear ventilation outlets built into the center console.
Two available interior color combinations create distinctly individual environments for different customer preferences. The charcoal black interior is intended to convey a chic and sporty environment and features a monochromatic black instrument panel divided with wood trim-appearance highlights. The ivory interior is intended to create a sophisticated and bright ambiance and features a two-tone instrument panel with a black upper segment and tan lower segment. Wood trim-style accents divide the upper and lower portion of the instrument panel. Premium craftsmanship can also be found in the selection of high-quality materials in the cargo area. Durable level-loop carpet occupies the cargo area to help cushion contents. A polished metal kick plate at the base of the cargo area opening resists scuffing and appears upscale yet durable.
Designed for people with active lifestyles, the cargo area incorporates useful and versatile features that make configuring the vehicle for people or large items a simple operation. Levers near the interior fender wells, conveniently accessible from the tailgate opening, allow for one-touch conversion of the seats into the floor and create 51.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the process. An 8.4-inch deep under-floor Hidden Removable Utility Box creates 1.9 cubic feet of storage space and includes a durable removable tray that can be used for the temporary storage of wet or dirty items. Two additional side trays provide additional space for smaller items. The carpeted lid of the cargo box can be flipped over to the plastic side to protect the carpet from dirty items. The rear cargo area measures 41.7 inches long by 55.7 inches wide (at widest point). Maximum cargo length measures 75.5 inches with the rear seats reclined. The Accord Crosstour EX-L model is equipped with a cargo cover that allows for valuables to be stored out-of-sight. The cover is specially designed to open and shut in tandem with the tailgate for convenient one-motion access to the cargo area.
The Honda Accord Crosstour's standard i-VTEC SOHC 3.5-liter engine can deactivate up to half of the engine's cylinders when less power is needed while cruising or decelerating. The system provides V-6 power when accelerating or climbing, as well as the fuel efficiency of a smaller engine while cruising. The engine produces 271 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm while achieving an EPA-rated city/highway fuel economy of 18/27 mpg1 on front-wheel-drive models. The VCM cylinder deactivation system is programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, based on current power requirements. Powered by the intelligence of i-VTEC technology, VCM quickly and seamlessly activates or deactivates 2 or 3 cylinders by closing an individual cylinder's intake and exhaust valves at the same time while also shutting off the fuel injectors on the closed cylinders.
A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment and integrates a new downshift rev-match feature for smooth and sporty manual downshifts. Available exclusively on the Accord Crosstour EX-L, the fully automatic Real Time 4WD system enhances all-weather and light duty off-road capabilities when driving in rain, snow, dirt roads and sandy conditions without the significant weight, fuel economy and handling performance drawbacks of a conventional four-wheel-drive system. The efficient dual-pump system sends power to the rear wheels only when there is insufficient traction for the front-wheel-drive system.
Safety technology includes Vehicle Stability Assist, commonly referred to as Electronic Stability Control; anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist; side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; driver's and front passenger's side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); dual-stage, multiple threshold front airbags; and active front seat head restraints.