TORONTO, - The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is set to debut at Honda dealerships across Canada on November 24 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $34,900 for the EX-L two-wheel-drive model. There is also an EX-L four-wheel-drive version and a top-of-the-line EX-L Navi trim with Honda's satellite-linked navigation system. All Crosstour models feature a 271-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine.
Accord Crosstour combines the sophisticated refinement of a premium sedan with versatile characteristics of an SUV to create an entirely distinct concept within the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) segment. Leveraging the many benefits of a car-based platform, Crosstour starts with the top-level refinement of the Accord V-6 sedan and further expands utility with a sleek, yet functional, profile for increased cargo space.
Crosstour is designed to fulfill multiple roles for both style and function. A bold exterior is designed to convey a prestigious presence from the outside, while premium interior styling extends from the passenger compartment into the cargo area. Increased functionality is provided by an under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle with reversible cargo floor panels. Cargo area access is further enhanced by a tailgate with a large opening and a low lift-over height.
Power is supplied by a 271-horsepower, 3.5-litre i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) designed for power and fuel efficiency. The VCM cylinder deactivation system is programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, based on power requirements to provide top of class fuel economy of 11.5 L/100km (city) and 7.2 L/100km (highway). An advanced 5-speed automatic transmission is standard. For CUV capability, the Crosstour features an available Real Time(TM) 4WD drive system.
The Accord Crosstour is available in three model choices: EX-L two-wheel drive (MSRP - $34,900); EX-L 4WD (MSRP - $36,900); and EX-L 4WD Navi (MSRP - $38,900) with a satellite navigation system, rearview camera and HandsFreeLink(TM) Bluetooth(R) wireless telephone interface.
Standard features on Accord Crosstour EX-L include leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, leather steering wheel, and leather gear shift knob; dual-zone automatic air conditioning with second row ventilation; 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with XM Satellite Radio, USB audio interface and seven speakers; easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seat back; 18-inch aluminum wheels with 225/60R18 M+S all-season tires; hidden removable utility box; cargo privacy cover; HomeLink(TM) transmitter; moonroof; driver's seat with memory setting and 8-way power adjustment plus lumbar support; memory side mirrors with reverse-tilting capability; auto up/down driver and front passenger side windows; auto on/off headlights; rear privacy glass; steering wheel-integrated audio controls; compass and outside temperature indicator; fog lights; chrome door handles; body-coloured power side mirrors with defrost; and more.
Safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE(TM)) body structure, a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. Additional safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)), commonly referred to as Electronic Stability Control; anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist; side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; driver's and front passenger's side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); dual-stage, multiple threshold front airbags; and active front seat head restraints.
The Accord Crosstour is built in Ohio at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant.