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The 2010 Honda Crosstour is an unusual beast—so unusual that the first time you see one you'll likely stand back, size it up, and scratch your head a bit.Then you're probably going to say something along the lines of, "I love it!" or "I don't see the point." Yes, it's that polarizing.

Once you're over the visual warm-up phase--and we like it after a long warming-to period--you'll find that the 2010 Crosstour drives somewhat like the Accord sedan but with a heavier, more deliberate feel that's a step in the opposite direction of the nimble feel we've praised the Accord sedan for in the past. The 271-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 moves the Crosstour plenty quick, but you're going to feel that weight in stop-and-go traffic. The transmission hesitates to downshift when coming out of a corner, yet it holds lower gears for longer than needed during light acceleration. It steers well and has reasonably good body control on a curvy road, but there's quite a bit more fore-aft motion during hard braking or strong acceleration than we remember from the Accord.

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour expands all the good points of the legendary Accord brand into the crossover market; styling is its only weak point.

But that's not to say it's not a useful alternative to the trunked Accord: to find out more of our driving impressions and our overall take on the Accord lineup, read our Bottom Line on the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour and get a full review of the 2010 Honda Accord lineup.

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