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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Offers Sleek Design with Surprising Utility - VIDEO ENHANCED


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Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

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TORRANCE, CA - December 2, 2010: Honda has told The Auto Channel that the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour combines the sophisticated refinement of a premium sedan with versatile aspects of an SUV. Leveraging the many benefits of a car-based platform, the Accord 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.

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Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

A bold and sleek exterior conveys 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 and reversible cargo floor panels for accommodating dirty objects. Cargo area access is further enhanced by a tailgate with a large opening and a low lift-over height.

New for 2011, the most frequently used climate control buttons are now positioned on the left side of the control stack, closer to the driver for ease-of-use. Less-frequently used buttons are now positioned on the right side.

All Accord Crosstour models come standard with a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) for power and efficiency. The engine produces 271 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM, while achieving an EPA-rated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 18/27/21 mpg1 on 2WD models. For 2011, the Accord Crosstour EX-L 4WD fuel economy improves by 1 mpg in city, highway and combined driving for a city/highway/combined EPA rating of 18/26/21.

The VCM cylinder deactivation system is programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, based on current power requirements. A technologically advanced 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. For CUV capability, the Accord Crosstour provides ample ground clearance and Real Time™ 4WD drive is available.


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The Accord Crosstour is available in two trim levels, the EX and EX-L. Highlights of standard features on the Accord Crosstour EX include: dual-zone automatic air conditioning with second-row ventilation, 360-Watt AM/FM 6-disc audio system with seven speakers, easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seat back, 17-inch aluminum wheels with 225/65 R17 all-season tires, hidden removable utility box, cruise control, moonroof, auto up/down driver and front passenger side windows, rear privacy glass, steering wheel-integrated audio controls, compass and outside temperature indicator, projector-beam headlights with auto-off, fog lights, chrome door handles, body-colored power side mirrors with defrost, and more.

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Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L

The Accord Crosstour EX-L adds or upgrades: leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, leather steering wheel, leather gear shift knob, auto day/night dimming rearview mirror, 18-inch aluminum wheels with 225/60 R18 all-season tires, auto on/off headlights, memory driver-side seats, memory side mirrors with reverse tilting capability, cargo privacy cover, HomeLink™ transmitter, cargo privacy cover, Kevlar® cone audio speakers, aluminum dome-type front tweeter speakers and a USB audio interface.

Available features exclusive to the Accord Crosstour EX-L include the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System2 and Real Time 4WD, available together or separately. The navigation system includes a backup camera with guidance lines integrated into the display.

Safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) 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®), 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 assembled in Ohio at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Additional Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/accord-crosstour.

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Specifications and Features
ENGINEERING EX EX-L
Engine Type V-6 V-6
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (L / cc) 3.5 / 3471 3.5 / 3471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 271 @ 6200 271 @ 6200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 254 @ 5000 254 @ 5000
Bore and Stroke (mm) 89 x 93 89 x 93
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1 10.5 : 1
Redline 6800 6800
Valve Train 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System
Real Time™ 4WD
Available
Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®)
Active Sound Control
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2 ULEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. May vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

TRANSMISSION EX EX-L
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.697, 2nd: 1.606, 3rd: 1.071, 4th: 0.766, 5th: 0.612, Reverse: 1.889
Final Drive Ratio: 4.533

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS EX EX-L
Unit-Body Construction
Double Wishbone Front Suspension
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 2WD (4WD) 27.2 / 14.0 27.2 / 14.0 (27.2 / 15.0)
Front Shock Tower Bar
Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.76 2.76
Steering Ratio 15.2 15.2
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 40.2 40.2
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in) 11.7 / 12.0 11.7 / 12.0
Wheels 17" Alloy 18" Alloy
All-Season Tires 225/65 R17 102T 225/60 R18 100H

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS EX EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 110.1
Length (in) 196.8 196.8
Height (in) 65.7 65.7
Width (in) 74.7 74.7
Track (in, front/rear) 64.9 / 64.9 64.9 / 64.9
Ground Clearance (in, unladen) 6.0 6.0
Curb Weight (lbs, 2WD/4WD) 3852 / NA 3887 / 4070
Weight Distribution (2WD; %, front/rear) 59 / 41 58 / 42
Weight Distribution (4WD; %, front/rear) NA 57 / 43
Towing Capacity (lbs) 1500 1500

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS EX EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.5 / 37.5 39.5 / 37.5
Legroom (in, front/rear) 2WD (4WD) 42.2 / 37.4 42.2 / 37.4 (42.2 / 37.0)
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 57.8 / 56.2 57.8 / 56.2
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 55.3 / 53.9 55.3 / 53.9
Cargo Volume (cu ft, rear seat up/down) 25.7 / 51.3 25.7 / 51.3
Passenger Volume (cu ft, 2WD/4WD) 101.4 / NA 101.4 / 100.8
Seating Capacity 5 5

EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES*/CAPACITIES EX EX-L
5-Speed Automatic Transmission (2WD; City/Highway/Combined) 18 / 27 / 21 18 / 27 / 21
5-Speed Automatic Transmission (4WD; City/Highway/Combined) NA 17 / 25 / 20
Crankcase (qt) 5.3 5.3
Coolant System (qt) 9.1 9.1
Fuel (gal) 18.5 18.5
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded
*Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary.

SAFETY EX EX-L
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat Belt Reminder
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints
Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) Body Structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Side-Impact Door Beams
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

EXTERIOR FEATURES EX EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Alloy Wheels 17" 18"
Security System
Remote Entry System with Power Window Control
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off with Auto-On/Off
Hood Struts
Fog Lights
Body-Colored Folding Power Side Mirrors Heated Heated
Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down
Chrome Door Handles
Rear Privacy Glass
Push-to-Release Fuel Filler Door
Body-Colored Impact-Absorbing Bumpers
Chrome Exhaust Finishers
Chrome Window Trim

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE EX EX-L
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera with Guidelines
Available
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Interface Dial with Scrolling and Multi-Line Display
With Navigation
Selector Knob with Scrolling and Multi-Line Display
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Windows
Illuminated Power Window Switches
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio and Cruise Controls
Steering Wheel-Mounted Navigation Controls
With Navigation
Steering Wheel-Mounted Phone Controls
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
HomeLink® Remote System
Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders, Front and Rear
Lockable Glove Compartment with Light
Side Door Pockets
Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Map Lights
Blue Ambient Console Lighting
Sunglasses Holder
Coin Box
12-Volt Power Outlets (3)
Driver- and Passenger-Side Seatback Pockets
Driver-Side Garment Hook
Hidden Removable Utility Box
Cargo Privacy Cover
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4)
Cargo Area Lights (2)
Rear Window Defroster
Floor Mats

SEATING EX EX-L
Driver's Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment including Power Lumbar Support with Two-Position Memory
Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors
Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
Fold-Down Rear-Seat Center Armrest

AUDIO SYSTEMS EX EX-L
360-Watt AM/FM/6-Disc In-Dash Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer with Premium Speakers
Radio Data System (RDS)
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
USB Audio Interface
XM® Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

INSTRUMENTATION EX EX-L
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Blue Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Charging System Indicator
Compass
Coolant Temperature Indicators
Cruise Control Indicators
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Door/Tailgate-Open Indicator
DRL Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Fog Light Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlight-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Low Tire-Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder Indicator
Maintenance Minder System
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator
Seat Belt Reminder Indicator
Security System Indicator
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and Off Indicators

1 Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the Accord Crosstour EX-L model in the United States, except Alaska. Please see the navigation system manual for details.