Vehicle Overview

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 Toyota Venza. The five-seat Crosstour has standard V-6 power, and all-wheel drive is available.

New for 2012
Formerly known as the Accord Crosstour, it just goes by Crosstour for 2012, according to Honda. More significant is the addition of new standard features including automatic headlights, a backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. 

Exterior
A massive grille dominates the front of the Crosstour. 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 alloy wheels
  • Optional 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard fog lights
  • Standard moonroof


Interior
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:

  • Waterproof storage box under the cargo floor
  • Cargo panels are reversible for carrying wet or muddy items
  • Standard compass and outside temperature indicator
  • Standard dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Standard six-CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Standard steering-wheel audio controls
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional navigation system


Under the Hood
The Crosstour's standard 3.5-liter V-6 makes 271 horsepower and 254 pounds-feet of torque and pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology for V-6
  • Uses regular gas


Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • Front-row active head restraints