2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Interior

11/3/2009 12:04:00 PM


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour interior

Summary
The Accord Crosstour is designed to offer a comfortable, high quality and premium environment for up to five passengers along with enhanced cargo functionality that can conveniently accommodate active lifestyles. Compared to the Accord Sedan and Coupe, the Accord Crosstour provides a uniquely higher step-in height and hip-point for ease of entry and exit, which also results in a commanding view of the road.

The cargo area incorporates useful and versatile features that make configuring the vehicle for people or large items a simple operation. Levers near the interior fender wells, conveniently accessible from the tailgate opening, allow for one-touch conversion of the rear seats into the floor for quick access to the 51.3 cubic feet of maximum-possible cargo space. An 8.4-inch deep under-floor hidden removable utility box adds 1.9 cubic feet of storage. The carpeted lid of the cargo box can be reversed to a plastic side for storage of wet or dirty items. Accord Crosstour EX-L models include a cargo privacy cover. 

Interior Highlights

  • Spacious five-passenger seating (passenger volume = 101.4 cubic feet, 2WD)
  • Functional and versatile cargo area (cargo volume = 25.7 cubic feet)
  • Hidden removable utility box (volume = 1.8 cubic feet)
  • Available premium features include leather, navigation and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

New Technology

  • Active Sound Control (Honda-brand first)
  • Backup camera with guidance lines

Styling Concept
"Premium and active" represents the dual role functionality of the Accord Crosstour's interior design. Consistent with all Accords, a variety of design techniques were used to enhance the feeling of width and space in the passenger cabin to express premium and accommodating quality. The inset sculpting of the instrument panel along with a wide center console increases the sense of roominess. Intuitively grouped controls for the audio, climate and available navigation system are designed to operate with solidity and precision.

Two interior color combinations are available. The charcoal black interior is intended to convey a stylish and sporty environment and features a monochromatic black instrument panel divided with wood trim-appearance highlights. The ivory interior is intended to create a sophisticated and bright ambiance and features a two-tone instrument panel with a black upper segment and tan lower segment. Wood trim-style accents on both color combinations divide the upper and lower portion of the instrument panel.

Interior Packaging Concept
The Accord Crosstour interior packaging concept is divided into two distinct zones for premium passenger accommodation and versatile cargo capabilities. The passenger zone seeks to provide occupants with sophisticated styling and advanced features similar to all Accord body styles. The cargo zone continues the premium theme with highly visible application of quality materials above the floor line, then adds more rugged versatility beneath the floor.

Instrument Panel
The driver's instrument cluster includes two large analog meters for the speedometer and tachometer, each surrounded by silver trim rings for a premium sporty appearance. The Accord Crosstour meters use blue illuminated pointers for a premium appearance. The 8000-RPM tachometer and 160-mph speedometer are flanked by temperature and fuel gauges. Below the meter array is an LCD display that can show odometer, Trip A or Trip B functions, outside temperature, and maintenance alerts.


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L (with navigation) instrument panel

The center panel has been carefully designed for maximum visibility and ease of use. A central display is mounted at the top of the center stack for good visibility, and the controls are mounted lower for easier reach. Switches for the audio system, climate controls and navigation system (if equipped) are grouped together in corresponding zones differentiated by function type. The button positions and size are prioritized by frequency of use. Switchgear is flush mounted with high-grade materials for an upscale appearance and feel. For further differentiation, climate control buttons appear light gray and audio controls appear black.

The Accord Crosstour EX and EX-L (non navigation) three-line central display features a digital clock; audio mode indicator; station and broadcast contents information for FM, XM (on EX-L), track and time information for CD and the EX-L's USB-connected media; dual climate control temperature readouts and a digital compass. The Accord Crosstour EX-L with navigation integrates an 8-inch screen in place of the three-line display and an interface dial down low on the center panel within easy reach.

Underneath the center display are two movable climate control vents, the emergency flasher switch and a passenger-airbag off light. Below the vents are the HVAC controls. Audio-system controls are located in a separate row and feature larger switches that are easier to identify at a glance. Accord Crosstour EX and EX-L (non-navigation) models also have an interface dial in this location, flanked by Menu and Cancel switches. The dial is rotated to select among different on-screen items. Pushing the center button selects the highlighted item.

Steering Wheel
The 3-spoke steering wheel on the Accord Crosstour (leather wrapped on EX-L) is intended to create a sporty feeling. Steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise-control buttons include Mode, Volume and Channel, plus Cruise, Cancel, Set/Decelerate and Resume/Accelerate. Accord Crosstour EX-L models add buttons for the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® telephone interface. In models equipped with the navigation system, the steering wheel also features buttons for navigation voice control activation. The tilt and telescope range for the steering column, along with seat height adjustment range, enhances comfort for a wide array of driver sizes.

Dual-zone Air Conditioning with Air Filtration System and Humidity Control
The Honda Accord Crosstour is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control as standard equipment. The primary heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) controls include individual controls for temperature, fan speed, vent selection (center, floor and defogger vents), rear electric defogger and fresh or re-circulated air. To maximize rear passenger comfort, the Accord Crosstour includes vents in the rear console (identical to the new vents added to Accord Sedan EX and EX-L models for 2010). The airflow is connected to the front center vents. The dual-zone automatic climate controls maintain a user-selected temperature based on the driver's or front passenger's preferred settings for temperature. The dual-zone aspect of the automatic climate control allows the driver and front passenger to select different temperatures.

The automatic climate control on models equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System benefit from GPS-linked, solar-sensing technology that intelligently modifies the temperature setting on the side of the vehicle facing the sun.

Based on its continuously updated vehicle position information, the navigation system determines the position of the sun relative to the driver and passenger and then increases or decreases the temperature accordingly. When in AUTO mode, this information is combined with input from the solar sensor located on top of the instrument panel to automatically adjust the temperature from side to side as needed in order to compensate for asymmetrical solar heating.

To provide greater operating efficiency while maintaining a comfortable interior climate, the Accord Crosstour partially mixes cool cabin air with fresh air in the blower to reduce compressor operation by up to 20 percent (compared to operating exclusively on exterior air).

To prevent the compressor from being excessively operated, the Accord Crosstour's climate control system has a cabin humidity sensing system. This control system provides greater passenger comfort and minimizes the time the air conditioning runs. When set to operate in AUTO mode, a temperature and humidity sensor located in the front of the passenger cabin monitors the interior climate. If the system determines that there is a low probability of window fogging, it maintains a comfortable humidity level. If the system determines that potential window fogging conditions exist, it changes the climate control parameters to help keep the windows clear.

Front Seats
Designed to provide both long term comfort in the center and firm lateral support on the sides, the front seats are identical to those found on the Accord Sedan. The seats include active head restraints that help reduce the likelihood of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. The cloth seating surfaces on the Accord Crosstour EX include 10-way power adjustment (including lumbar support) for the driver and 4-way power front passenger-side seat. The Accord Crosstour EX-L upgrades to leather-trimmed seating surfaces and adds a position memory function for two drivers. The memory function is activated by either the key fob or by the panel located next to the driver's door handle, and it also recalls the preferred side mirror settings.


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour front seats

Center Console
The center console provides 5.3 liters of storage and functions as a wide armrest for the driver and front passenger. A spring system supports the operation of the cover, which doubles as the center armrest. In addition, 19 CDs can fit inside. The armrest slides fore and aft for improved comfort for drivers of different heights.

Located inside the center console is an auxiliary input jack (aux-in) that supports a personal audio player connection to the vehicle's audio system. A 12-Volt DC power point is included inside the console. Plugging a portable audio device into the aux-in jack automatically sets the volume at a preset level; when the device is unplugged, the volume resets to its previous level. The Accord Crosstour EX-L adds a USB Audio Interface in the center console (see the audio section for more information.)


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L console with USB audio interface (iPod not included)

60/40 Split Rear Seats with One-touch Fold Down Levers
The rear seats capitalize on the wide stance of the Accord Crosstour and can accommodate up to three passengers. Each rear passenger seating position has a head restraint. The 60/40 split allows for partial or full access to additional cargo space depending passenger or cargo priorities. A folding center armrest is integrated into the seat and includes two beverage holders. In the cargo area, two one-touch release levers are located near the tailgate opening sides for one-handed fold-down operation of the seats into the floor. The seats create a flat surface when folded down and do not require the removal of the head restraints. Two Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) positions are included in the outboard seating positions. Three child seat anchors are provided on the rear seat backs.


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 60/40 Split Rear Seats

Cargo Area
The rear cargo area supports the "active" role of the Accord Crosstour and demonstrates how thoughtful engineering can maximize a limited amount of space. Durable level-loop carpet lines the cargo area to help cushion contents. A polished metal kick plate at the base of the cargo area opening resists scuffing and appears upscale yet durable. In standard configuration with rear seats upright, the cargo area provides 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space above the floor and an additional 1.9 cubic feet of space below the floor. With the rear seats folded forward, the total above-floor cargo volume expands to 51.3 cubic feet. The carpet-covered plastic lids discretely conceal the Hidden Removable Utility Box and the under floor side bins that can be reversed to create an all-weather, wipe-able cargo area. The carpeted side creates a premium look and offers a "soft" option for transporting "premium" items, while the plastic side is ideal for transporting dirty and/or damp items. Two cargo tie-down points are provided on the floor near the middle of the wheel wells and two more are provided on the rear wall of the cargo area. A 12-Volt outlet is located on the driver's side rear wall of the cargo area.


2010 Honda Accord Crosstour cargo area

Hidden Removable Utility Box
The Hidden Removable Utility Box is a key feature of the cargo area under the floor, and as the name implies, can be easily removed from the vehicle with built-in handles that swing into place for lifting from the vehicle. The reinforced plastic 1.9 cubic foot box includes two dividers for further separation of items within the box.

Cargo Privacy Cover
The Accord Crosstour EX-L model is exclusively equipped with a hinged cargo cover that is connected to the tailgate for enhanced privacy and extra convenience. The two-piece design incorporates a hard shell extender that attaches near the tailgate window to receive the self-retracting heavy duty cloth netting. The privacy cover moves with the operation of the rear tailgate. The cargo cover can be removed for full access to the cargo space.

Interior Lighting
First row convenience lighting includes two ceiling-mounted map/reading lights, blue ambient overhead console lighting, a lighted glove box and two courtesy lights (puddle lights) mounted on the lower portion of the front doors. Driver and front seat passenger window controls are also illuminated for night use. Two additional map/reading lights are integrated into the second-row headliner and are activated by depressing the lenses themselves. The interior lights turn on automatically when the vehicle is unlocked or when a door is opened.
The lights will remain on for 30 seconds or until after the doors are closed, at which time they will fade gradually to full off. Two cargo area lights in the upper side panels provide downward illumination toward the cargo area when the tailgate is open.

Auto-Dimming Mirror
An auto-dimming rearview mirror is standard on Accord Crosstour EX-L models. The rearview mirror automatically dims to an anti-glare setting when bright headlamps are detected behind the vehicle.

High-power Audio System
All Accord Crosstour models feature a 360-watt audio system with seven speakers including a subwoofer that can rival the top systems available in many factory-installed applications. The four main speakers feature 6.7-inch composite cones that deliver low distortion and highly realistic sound reproduction properties. Accord Crosstour EX-L models feature four Kevlar cone material heightened response and sound clarity. Twin tweeters, mounted on the A-pillars, use an aluminum dome instead of the traditional soft dome for reduced distortion. This likewise improves sound quality with clearer high frequencies. The 7.9-inch subwoofer, mounted in the cargo area side wall, is driven by a dedicated 90-watt amplifier for powerful low-frequency tones.

On the Accord Crosstour EX and EX-L (non-navigation), the system offers song-scrolling capability through an interface dial when playing CDs that provide this data. The song title appears on the Information Display, which can show three lines of text. In addition, the system features a 6-disc CD changer.

XM Radio1 and a USB Audio Interface come standard on Accord Crosstour EX-L models. The USB Audio Interface2 is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. The artist and song title appears on the information display, which can show three lines of text.

Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC) automatically adjusts the volume as the vehicle's speed increases to counteract the gradual buildup of road and wind noise. Low, medium, high and off operating modes are available.

Active Sound Control (ASC)
The Accord Crosstour receives the first-ever application on a Honda-brand product of the Active Sound Control (ASC) system that is more sophisticated compared to the Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC) system used on the Accord Sedan and Coupe models with the technology. Whereas ANC dealt specifically with the elimination of low decibel noise entering the cockpit, the new ASC system has a much broader range including the elimination of unwanted high frequency noise. In addition, the ASC system is linked to throttle position and engine RPM to provide a more quiet cockpit during normal cruising while allowing desirable parts of the engine sound to be heard more during higher RPM, higher speed driving.

ASC not only improves sound cancellation but also works throughout the entire engine RPM range whereas the previous ANC system only worked to cancel engine booming noise up to 2000 RPM. Moreover, ASC is specially tuned for various levels of "effect" generated at different throttle positions: during low RPM, ASC delivers a quiet cabin and during high RPM the ASC is tuned to allow a more refined and harmonizing note to enter the cabin.

The ASC system operates whenever the engine is running, regardless of whether the audio system is on or off. There are two microphones mounted in the headliner- one in the front and one in the rear. The microphones capture low-end drivetrain frequencies entering the cabin, and send a signal to the ASC unit. The ASC unit then creates a precisely timed reverse phase audio signal that is sent to an amplifier, which powers the door speakers and the subwoofer.

The ASC system dramatically reduces the booming sound of the engine exhaust. In the frequency range below 100 hertz, Active Sound Control results in an impressive reduction in noise level. Moreover, the system controls high-frequency and middle-frequency noise attenuation. The system also contributes to the engine's expanded VCM cylinder deactivation range by counteracting more of the less desirable sounds associated with certain ranges of cylinder deactivation.

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Activation and Rearview Camera
The Accord Crosstour EX-L is available with the Honda Navigation System with Voice Recognition™3 that tracks the vehicle's position based on positioning data from up to 12 orbiting Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). If GPS reception is blocked by a tall building, tunnel, or parking garage, an internal gyroscopic system with a speed sensor tracks the location to keep the mapping information current and reliable until satellite reception is restored. The Accord Crosstour introduces a new type of reflection minimizing coating on the navigation screen. The special surface finishing reduces reflection of light coming from outside the car.

The navigation system stores its mapping data on a DVD that can be updated annually with the latest mapping information by inserting an update disc into the system's dedicated drive. More than 7 million points of interest are stored on the system's DVD, which includes a business and recreation directory of virtually the entire continental U.S. complete with phone numbers.

There is also a digital version of the Zagat Survey™ restaurant guide with detailed information and reviews on restaurants in database. The reviews can be read on-screen or spoken over the audio system by a synthesized voice.

The navigation system can be controlled by using the interface dial by choosing menu options or by spelling out a word (e.g., an address, business name or place). Characters on an on-screen keypad can then be selected using the interface dial.

For voice operation, the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour uses cutting-edge new voice recognition technology. Like the previous voice activation system, the driver simply presses the "Talk" button on the steering wheel and says a command phrase. The system can control all routing aspects of the navigation system plus the climate controls and audio controls. This advanced voice recognition technology has a "listening" vocabulary of more than 100,000 words that can be combined as command phrases with variable logic and structure.

The new technology allows the voice activation system to respond to more casual command phrases that require less familiarization, in addition to the previous capability of being able to understand spoken city and street names. For example, a voice request for "Radio 98.3 FM" can now be spoken in approximately a dozen different ways ranging from "change the radio station to 98.3" to "98.3 FM." This logic applies to all areas of the navigation system that can be controlled by voice and the conventional navigation commands like, "Find nearest Chinese restaurant" or "find nearest ATM."

The audio system is automatically muted when the "Talk" button is pressed. The voice recognition technology allows the driver to simply speak city and street names aloud, and the system responds by displaying matches available in the database. Points of interest on the map (such as restaurants or grocery stores) can be displayed with brand logo icons or you can have the system provide turn-by-turn navigation - all by voice command. The massive point-of-interest (POI) database includes telephone numbers, which can be dialed by using the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system when the driver's cellular telephone is connected to the system.

A trip computer is available in the information display that provides instant fuel economy, average fuel economy for trip A and trip B, elapsed time, average speed, and vehicle range on remaining fuel.

Interface Dial
Most frequently used electronic functions in the navigation system have dedicated controls placed on the instrument panel or on the steering wheel. Voice control of navigation, climate control, audio and communications functions are available, while the interface dial positioned just ahead of the center console-mounted shift lever provides another avenue of control. The Interface Dial can be rotated and rocked like a joystick to select function menus displayed on the navigation screen. A push of the controller selects the highlighted item.

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
The Bluetooth®4 HandsFreeLink® hands-free phone interface is designed to work with many Bluetooth® enabled mobile phones. The system uses radio frequencies to connect the driver's cell phone to the Accord Crosstour's Wireless Telephone Interface. This allows the driver to make or answer cell-phone calls without taking his or her hands from the steering wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth enabled cell phones that have the Hands Free Profile (HFP).

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is designed for easy use. After the driver completes a one-time "pairing" process to link the cell phone with the Accord Crosstour, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink can communicate wirelessly and securely with the driver's cell phone when the phone is within about 30 feet of the car. Once the driver enters the car, he or she simply stores the phone in a pocket, briefcase, purse or a storage bin inside the Accord Crosstour's cabin and the call transfers through the wireless telephone interface. Certain compatible cell phones can also transfer the cellular phonebook into the navigation system through the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink system. After the cellular phonebook is transferred into the navigation system, calls can be made by making selections from the registered phonebook on the information screen in the navigation system.

Operational features include:

  • Telephone ring tone plays over the audio system for incoming calls
  • Phone numbers of incoming calls are displayed on the audio sub-display
  • Pressing the steering wheel-mounted "Pick up" button answers the call and mutes the audio system
  • Caller is heard through the audio-system speakers
  • Two overhead microphones pick up the driver's voice clearly while minimizing background noise and echoing
  • To make a call hands free, the driver first activates the system using the steering wheel-mounted fingertip controls, then "dials" the number by voice
  • Numbers with voice tags may be stored in the system's memory
  • Up to six different compatible mobile phones can be paired with the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink system at one time
  • Using the interface dial, direct phone number input is possible

1Required XM Radio subscription sold separately after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/serviceterms. Other fees and taxes apply after trial period; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming subject to change. Service not available in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2009 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

2The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

3 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.

4 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any such use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.