The Accord is available in a wagon version dubbed Crosstour, and it's the first Accord with a rear hatch since Honda dropped the Accord wagon in the car's 1998 redesign. That was years ago, and now there are competitors like the Subaru Outback and the Toyota Venza.
The Accord Crosstour comes in front- or all-wheel drive. Unlike the Venza and Outback, which offer four- and six-cylinder engines, the Crosstour has only a V-6. Trim levels include the EX and EX-L.
New for 2011
For 2011, the center control stack has been slightly revised. The more frequently used climate control buttons are now positioned on the left side of the stack near the driver, while the less frequently used buttons are now on the right side.
A massive grille dominates the front. It's far bigger than the Accord sedan's grille, and it gives the headlights a squinting look that recalls Honda's smaller Civic sedan. In back, the rear body panels coalesce at a black panel below the rear window. Exterior features include:
- Standard dual tailpipes
- Standard red taillamps
- Standard 17-inch wheels
- 18-inch wheels optional
The Crosstour's unique three-spoke steering wheel and blue backlit gauges make the familiar interior distinguishable from the Accord sedan. It seats five in two rows of seats.
Releasing two levers in the rear drops the 60/40-split folding backseat to create a generous 51.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Interior features include:
- Standard waterproof storage box under the load floor
- Standard cargo mats are reversible for carrying wet or muddy items
- Standard compass and outside temperature indicator
- Optional leather seating
- Optional navigation system with rearview camera
Under the Hood
The Accord sedan's 3.5-liter V-6 is standard on the Accord Crosstour. It makes 271 horsepower and 254 pounds-feet of torque and pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional.
Standard safety features include:
- Electronic stability system
- Antilock brakes
- Six airbags including side curtain airbags
- Vehicle rollover sensor
- Front-row active head restraints