Honda Accord Loses Manual Transmission For 2021
Not another one...
1. The Accord's manual transmission has been discontinued so hybrid and 1.5 L models will come with a CVT and 2.0 L ones a 10-speed automatic.
2. The Accord receives minor visual updates for 2021, a revised grille with new LED lights and more standard technology being included.
3. The Accord's price has increased $500 and 2021 models will go on sale on October 13th.
Recently, the car world lost the manual Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R. Before that, the Hyundai Venue, Jaguar F-Type, and many more were announced not to have manual transmissions available. Another car can now be added to the list, and it's the 2021 Honda Accord. The Accord has been standard and available with a stick for many, many generations, for 2021, that is no more.
Trims and Pricing
The base model Accord starts at $25,725 and is powered by a 1.5 L turbocharged 4-cylinder that comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The base hybrid model starts at $27,325 and the Touring Hybrid at $37,195, a figure that is $460 less than the gas powered Touring model. The gas powered Touring and Sport 2.0T models get a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 10-speed automatic transmission while the four other gas models (LX, Sport, Sport SE, and EX-L) are powered by a turbocharged 1.5 L with a CVT.
Also new for 2021 is the Sport SE trim, which arrives in the EX 1.5T's place fitted with leather seats with heated in front ones, a 12-way power driver's seat and a remote-entry system, all of which isn't offered on the Sport.
An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard for the 2021 model year on every Accord. EX-L, Touring, and all but the base hybrid get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Additional standard equipment includes rear-seat-occupant and rear-seatbelt reminders.
Some visual upgrades come with 2021's Accord update, the grille is slightly wider and bears updated LED lights. These new lights have "longer and wider down-the-road illumination" according to Honda, and are a huge upgrade from the previous IIHS Acceptable or Marginal rated headlamps.