Despite a storm of negative comments upon the reveal of the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's awkward exterior, Honda has decided to stick with Facebook, today unveiling the car's interior on the popular social networking site.
The Accord Crosstour is itself a member of a rapidly burgeoning segment of the industry, seeking to split the difference between crossover, wagon, hatchback and sedan to come out with something arguably all-new.
As these interior photos reveal, there are lots of possibilities for cargo and passenger configurations, much like a typical crossover, while the front seats are all sedan. The familiar Honda styling and orientation of controls mates with a premium material selection including wood trim and leather upholstery to show the Crosstour's up-market aspirations, though the Acura ZDX is the company's true entry into the luxury range of the new vehicle segment.
The top-down cutaway view gives perhaps the best indication of the space inside the Crosstour, revealing a layout hatchback fans will instantly recognize. Two up front, up to three across the rear bench and enough room in the back for luggage, shopping or sports equipment. Lay the rear seats down and you can fit larger objects including lumber, bikes and more.
The rear suspension towers do impinge on the available cargo space fairly significantly, however, and the sloping, narrow roof means large cubic objects won't fit easily into the rear of the Crosstour, potentially limiting its utility.
An under-floor storage area in the cargo deck adds some space, even offering a pull-out tray to make it easy to access the recessed gear. The rear seats can also be laid flat with by pulling levers accessible from the rear cargo area, making it easy to maximize cargo space.
The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is expected to feature the same range of powertrains and trim levels found on the standard Accord sedan, though the standard powertrain will consist of Honda's i-VTEC 3.5-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive when it debuts for sale in November. Pricing hasn't been revealed, but look forward to TheCarConnection's own impressions and full details on the car/crossover when we get behind the wheel later this year.