Senior editor Matt Stone took the Crosstour on a 750-mile road trip. "It ain't pretty, but it sure works. I folded the seats down and filled the back with stuff. It was an easy road cruiser with impressive range, too. This isn't a vehicle that's about driving excitement, and it will be interesting to see if the market really takes to the new generation of hatchback sedans or not." On the same trip, he had to bring home a set of tires-and there was plenty of room for those with the seats folded.

Art director Mike Royer notes: "It's a solid vehicle with a solid feel, a luxury you won't get in most hatchbacks out there today. They all seemed geared toward the younger set, while the Crosstour feels very adult."


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Months/miles in service 11/22,250
Avg econ/CO2 20.9 mpg/0.93 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $288.83 (2-oil change, inspection, rotate tires; 1-replace rear differential fluid)
Normal-wear cost $225.92 (replace front brake pads, resurface front brake rotors)