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Production Of Honda Accord With Manual Transmission Has Ended

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Honda Accord Loses Manual Transmission

The Honda Accord is no longer available with a six-speed manual transmission.

This is not surprising given Honda’s claim that manual sales accounted for 1-2% of the Accord’s sales total. In fact, demand was so low that Honda says it stopped even building manual Accords in December 2019.

Yes. The company stopped building them back in December 2019. However, the company just made it public.





Honda Accord Loses Manual Transmission

It was previously available on the Sport trim level, with either the 1.5-liter or the 2.0-liter engine choices.

A six-speed manual transmission was previously a no-cost option for Sport models. It came with either the 192-hp 1.5-litre engine or the 252-hp 2.0-litre engine.

“Manual transmissions will remain an important part of the Honda lineup, currently available in [the] Civic sedan, hatchback, Si and Type R,” Honda said in a statement.

“Enthusiast consumers have long reaped the rewards of this commitment, and those buyers helped make Honda the retail No. 1 manual-transmission brand in America in 2019.”

Nevertheless, Honda re-emphases that the manual made up only around 1 to 2 per cent of Accord sales, explaining why the company gave up on trying to #SavetheManuals in the mid-size sedan segment.

Extrapolating from the Accord’s 267,567 units sold in 2019, only around 2500–5000 of those were sold with stick-shifts—apparently not enough for Honda to justify the business case.





An updated Accord is coming for the 2021 model year, presumably with new styling and features. Honda will share more info in a few months, though we admit that we’re a bit less enthused about it now that it won’t offer a three-pedal option.

A cursory search of new Accord inventory showed fewer than 20 manual-transmission Accords still for sale nationwide as of this writing (out of more than 15,000 total).

So if you want one, you’re going to have to act fast.





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