It’s been official since early July that the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will arrive in showrooms this fall, but today the automaker finally lifted the covers off its newest model addition after weeks of drip-fed teasers.
Toyota has had the Venza, a similar crossover-wagon hybrid design, on the market for about a year now, leaving Honda a bit late to the party. With the same range of powertrains found in the Accord and a possible 2.3-liter turbocharged engine borrowed from the Acura RDX in the pipeline, the Accord Crosstour should be a largely familiar experience, despite the new body shape.
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Acura recently unveiled its own take on the crossover/car mix with the BMW X6-like ZDX four-door coupe. Honda's more 'tall wagon'-like Accord Crosstour appears to be targeting the more family-oriented side of the market, leaving Acura to go after the performance buyer.
Derived from the Accord Sedan, the Accord Crosstour maximizes car-like ride and refinement, yet maintains capabilities consistent with a crossover’s increased ride height and all-weather potential. The Accord Crosstour's styling builds on the Accord's familiar character lines and adds a bolder front grille complemented by a durable lower-body appearance, wedge-shaped C-pillars and an aggressive rear stance. The flowing roofline narrows smoothly into the rear of the vehicle to create an aggressive-looking design, which conceals an adjustable cargo area.
Pricing and official information should be released closer to the vehicle’s sales launch this fall, but you can count on TheCarConnection to bring you the latest details and driving impressions when we get behind the wheel later this year.