The Crosstour, basically a raised hatchback version of the Honda Accord, is a versatile vehicle for people who don't want an SUV. Like the Accord, the Crosstour has a slick, responsive powertrain, a steady ride, responsive steering, and a well-done interior. The raised ride height and swoopy styling both take a toll, however. Pushed to its handling limits, the Crosstour behaves more like an SUV than a sedan.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. Forward collision warning optional from 2013.
Road Test

The Crosstour, basically a raised hatchback version of the Honda Accord, is a versatile vehicle for people who don't want an SUV. Like the Accord, the Crosstour has a slick, responsive powertrain, a steady ride, responsive steering, and a well-done interior. The raised ride height and swoopy styling both take a toll, however. Pushed to its handling limits, the Crosstour behaves more like an SUV than a sedan. Rear visibility is also compromised and usable cargo space is less than that of some small wagons. A rear-view camera is standard on all trim lines.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (271 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"seems to wear out rear pads fast"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Seems to wear rear brake pads fast"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car shakes violently when coming down from mountains on I-70. Grade is more than 6% (special approval from Fed. Hwy Board). Have had rotors ground and then replaced. Still same problem. Occurs mostly in summer months when warm temps"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear rotors seized, dealer claimed need for regular lubrication not done by our non-dealer certified mechanic. Not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cheaply made rotors,should not have to think about how to apply brakes every time you come to a stop. Poor product if it has to be turned or replaced at such low mileage"

Jojo O., AZ (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 3.5-L V6)

"During emergency high-speed (70-85 mph) breaking, excessive vibration in the front end through the steering wheel. Rotors were replaced June 2014, mileage 51,819 to correct problem"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors wear out! Had to replace at 18,000 miles. Then had to be turned at 38,000 miles. Now at 51,000 miles and need worked on again"

Sandra L., PA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Was no longer engaging. Seized"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Three cylinders required new piston rings"

Ross B., NC (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda engines at this time had some problems, but it was fixed as part of the warranty"

Mark B., TX (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"This 6 cylinder model has "engine misfire" caused by oil buildup in dormant cylinders. Dormant cylinders are inactive when the car is in "ECO" mode. The 3 dormant cylinders are shut down in this mode. When engine misfire happens, check engine light c"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 3.5-L V6)

"Recall bulletin on internal oil leak in cylinders1, 3, & 5, repaired at no charge. Timing belt replace at reduced charge"

Francis B., TN (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Spark plugs were fouled twice by computer program errors resulting in engine rebuild"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Car was blowing out spark plugs so the dealer had to pull the engine out and replace the head gaskets. I don't know if it was a recall but I didn't have to pay for it"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Replace at reduced rate because the engine was torn down"

Francis B., TN (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Took car in for timing belt and water pump replacement. Had fuel injection issues afterwards. 1st time was told computer problem, 2nd time told spark plug, 3rd time told had to do with o2 sensor. All 3 times happened on expressway and car was not d"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"When they replaced the alternator they said I needed a new battery"

Thomas A., NY (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"spark plug fouled"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 3.5-L V6)

"same as above"

Lin M., VA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Fouled plugs. Hidden warranty repaired 4 out if six. There is a potential ring job wife they foul again within 10 years of purchase"

Aran D., CA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Misfiring at high speed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Oil fouled spark plugs caused CEL to come on"

Joe D., IL (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Alternator

"Alternator failed at 162K miles"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Original alternator failed had to purchase new one"

Thomas A., NY (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Functions initially then shuts down. Told this is an out of warranty problem, that would have to be completely replaced. Common problem with Honda at the time. Have chosen not to replace & live with the problem"

Thomas B., CA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sometime when it rains the navigation system doesn't work until it drys out. d"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Tied to Nav. system"

Thomas B., CA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The radio was replaced under the terms of the extended warranty top my complete satisfaction"

Don J., TX (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen no longer works. Due it not working, I cannot see what channel I am on or scroll for new channels on XM (I can do it manually but do not know the channel name) I no longer use the trip computer to determine how many more miles I have remaining of fuel. The back up camera works intermittently due to the display not working properly and I cannot use the navigation system anymore"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Dealer claimed replacement necessary because of "punctured boot"but I left without work being done because I could not afford it at that time. Later at state garage I was told parts dealer claimed were to be replaced were not even made. Same type of incident occurred to my marine son when he brought his civic in to a Fredricksburg VA. dealer who's rep said punctured "boot spewing oil" needed replacement which we found after he drove to CT. was not necessary. Dealers are immune!"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"since new the steering was always vibrating at low and high speeds, many attempts failed to correct problem by dealer and individual repair techs"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Left front wheel bearings noise. Replaced bearings"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I started hearing a grinding noise while driving. It sounded like it was coming from the rear, but it turned out to be the right front wheel bearing. Although the car was out of warranty, the dealer replaced it for free, saying that certain parts hav"

Glenwood P., NJ (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Check Engine light came at 57000 miles. The spark plugs had fouled. Dealer replaced spark plugs and did something to the engine computer. No problems since"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light comes on .they have reset computer 3 times. also did a ring job"

Lin M., VA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine misfire requiring 2 visits to dealer. Dealer covered cost"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"ACC had a faulty sensor"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"We were told a rock hit the condenser causiing a leak. We had to replace the condenser. However the AC in this car has always been very inadequate"

Joseph V., AZ (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C condenser leak repaired for $280 out of pocket"

Bela R., CO (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"The vehicle is still under an extended warranty. The dealership took the time necessary to diagnose the problem and made the necessary replacement of the part to my complete satisfaction. The same with the radio"

Don J., TX (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission will shutter when shifting from first to second gear and between 10 to 25 MPH. The dealer reviewed this problem several times although stated it is not severe enough to warrant a repair"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission leaks

"Transmission fluid leaking from the fromt wheel requiring a new seal"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission would not shift, dealer changed a switch for $285 same day fix"

Bernard J., TX (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Right front drive shaft started failure around 60K. Took till 80Kplus for them to figure it out. Returned at 110K with Left Front failure. Now at 112 K I have one or both of the rear going. Also had issue with engine running rough"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"premature wear on inner front axel CV joints. Replaced both sides vibration gone after repair"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Driver's console arm rest squeaks when arm is resting on it, inexcUSble for a car listing close to $40k"

Bela R., CO (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Black paint fading and cracking"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"A fuel sensor acted up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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