2010 Honda Crosstour


#3 out of 16 in 2010 Wagons

2010 Honda Crosstour Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2010 Honda Crosstour was new.


Interior: 7.3

The Accord Crosstour’s interior is somewhat of a disappointment to reviewers. While the cabin is very upscale and quiet, most expect more out of a vehicle that costs more than $30,000. In addition, the Crosstour’s meager cargo space can’t hold a candle to other midsize SUVs or wagons.

  • "The interior is high quality, nicely detailed and well laid out for function over fashion, with a comfortable driving position. Rear-seat headroom is not compromised by the fastback styling." -- AutoWeek
  • "The interior is nicely done, and despite the rakish roofline, rear headroom isn't far off of its competitors, plus there's legroom aplenty. If anything, the case can certainly be made that the interior looks too similar to the Accord sedan." -- Autoblog
  • "Though the interior fit and finish is well-done overall, it doesn't feel as plush or comfortable as a Venza -- nor does it have the Toyota's extensive options list." -- Next Autos
  • “I'm flummoxed why $30,000 doesn't get you a USB input for full iPod/MP3 connectivity -- a feature fast becoming standard across cars of all stripes, including the Venza." -- Cars.com


Reviewers are pleased with the Crosstour’s front seats, though they can be too narrow for some occupents. Second-row headroom also suffers due to the car’s sloped styling. Another drawback is that the rear seats don’t recline -- a feature provided by competitors like the Toyota Venza. The upscale EX-L model comes standard with leather-trimmed seating and heated front seats.

  • "Inside its passenger cabin, the five-passenger Crosstour offers ample shoulder, hip- and legroom in both rows, but the hatchback roofline puts the squeeze on as you move rearward.” -- Edmunds
  • “With rear seat vents and tinted glass (on the higher-end EX-L model), it's fine for long trips. There's room for a third person in the second row if all three want to be uncomfortable." -- Gear Log
  • "Swoopy CUVs like the Crosstour usually suffer from back seat access problems, and the Crosstour is no different, though it may be the best of the bunch. I'm 5'6", and I had to duck while getting in to avoid a potential concussion." -- About.com
  • “Rear-seat headroom is adequate for six-plus footers." -- Car and Driver

Interior Features

The 2010 Crosstour comes with many features that are typically only standard on luxury vehicles -- which is probably because it’s priced more like a luxury vehicle. Base features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch power moonroof, power front seats, remote entry with power window control, a six-disc in-dish CD player with subwoofer and an auxiliary input jack. Trading up to the EX-L model adds Bluetooth capability, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and heated leather front seats, among other features.

The only hi-tech option is Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation System, available on the EX-L model. It comes with voice recognition and a rearview camera. For the Crosstour’s expensive base price, reviewers feel that it should provide more options. A notable omission is a rear DVD entertainment system, which is a testament to the fact that it may not be the best family vehicle.

  • "Our 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD EX-L Navi costs $35,480. We appreciate the slightly higher-grade leather upholstery and extra simulated walnut trim, but otherwise its cabin feels like any other Accord's." -- Edmunds
  • "I've complained time and again about the Accord's busy dashboard, and I'll do it again for the Crosstour: The center stack is a sea of look-alike buttons, and the optional dial-controlled navigation system adds to the confusion.” -- About.com
  • "Unfortunately, for a premium-minded offering, the Crosstour's options list appears to be missing more than a few key attractions. … Power liftgate? Rear-seat entertainment system? High-intensity discharge headlamps? Bluetooth streaming audio? Pushbutton start? No, no, no, no... and...umm... no.” -- Autoblog
  • “The cockpit refinement on the upscale EX-L model is what you'd have expected in a $100,000 car a decade ago.” -- Gear Log


The Crosstour is meant to provide more utility than an Accord sedan and on that front, it succeeds. However, it falls short when compared to its SUV and wagon competitors. The Crosstour provides 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use and 51.3 cubic feet with the second row folded down. Compare that to the Venza, which provides 30.7 and 70.1 cubic feet, respectively -- and costs several thousand dollars less. The Subaru Outback wagon provides even more cargo space than the Venza and costs a full $8,000 less than the Crosstour.

Of course, neither the Venza nor Outback can beat the Crosstour’s coolest feature -- a hidden removable utility box. The carpeted cargo floor lifts to expose a box with handles, a feature that reviewers love.

  • "Lifting the hatch raises the aft portion of a two-part security screen (an EX-L feature), revealing a handsomely finished flat-floored luggage compartment (including scrap plate) that's conveniently extensible via twin rear-accessible seatback releases." -- Motor Trend
  • “For starters, cargo volume suffers from the raked tail, which lops off a lot of room behind the rear seats. There's more than you'd get in the trunk of an Accord sedan -- and Honda says that with the seats down, the Crosstour can accommodate longer items than some of its major competitors -- but relative to the range of wagon and crossover alternatives, the Crosstour still doesn't offer a particularly spacious setup." -- Cars.com
  • “A tug on two easy-to-reach levers drops the rear seatbacks, giving access to 51.3 cubes. But it's not just the space that's impressive -- it's the huge hatch, which offers better loading access than many SUVs." -- About.com
  • "Saving the best for last, the Crosstour's chief party trick is its ‘Hidden Removable Utility Box,’ a 1.9 cubic foot sub-floor... well, box that has handles and movable dividers. It's a great place to store valuables out of sight and keep dirty boots away from the week's groceries." -- Autoblog

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