Honda discontinues handbook transmission in Accord sedan

The Accord Sport 2.0T was a pleasure to drive with the stick.

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Actually, we’re just a little stunned this did not occur sooner. Guide transmissions are much less and fewer widespread with new automotive patrons lately, particularly in mainstream fashions just like the Honda Accord. To that finish, the Accord formally loses its stick-shift possibility, in response to a doc Honda despatched Roadshow on Friday.

Honda says it stopped constructing handbook transmission-equipped Accords final December; the fashions accounted for lower than 2% of general gross sales. The six-speed handbook was accessible as a no-cost possibility on the Accord Sport, and you could possibly get it with both the 192-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbo I4 or the extra highly effective, 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo I4.

The Honda Accord was the final midsize sedan to supply a handbook transmission within the US, with opponents just like the Mazda6 and Toyota Camry discontinuing them years in the past. We all the time loved when a handbook Sport would roll by our check fleet — it gave the in any other case well-rounded Accord just a little additional somethin’-somethin’.

It is unclear what different modifications are in retailer for the 2021 Honda Accord. An up to date model will debut later this 12 months. We are able to count on a number of styling tweaks and expertise updates, each of which is able to assist the Accord keep fiercely aggressive. We’ll simply shed a short tear for the handbook transmission whereas we will.

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