Farewell to the manual Accord.
The Honda Accord has been the go-to midsize sedan for those looking for an affordable ride that looks good and performs well, and boy do we think there 2020 Accord drives great. Despite the news that the 2020 car increased its asking price, we still think its a great package, but unfortunately, these are some serious changes coming for this competitor to the Toyota Camry. Honda will be making some big changes to its US offering: the excellent Honda Fit has been axed, along with the Civic coupe, while the manual transmission in the Accord will also be getting the chop. And the worst part? There are only two brand new manual Accords left for sale.
The fact that the Accord's manual transmission has been cut doesn't come as a great surprise, as this mid-management sedan was never really aimed at the driving enthusiast. That's not to say it didn't drive brilliantly, but the Civic Type R is here for a reason. According to Jalopnik, the two cars up for sale are both specced in Sport trim. Sport trim cars feature larger 19-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, but most importantly get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot mated to your choice of ten-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission. The 2.0T Accord Sport's 2.0-liter engine produces 252 horsepower (it shares its engine with the Type R,) and is a peppy car. In ten-speed auto guise, it can accelerate to sixty in only 5.5 seconds. The six-speed manual option isn't as quick, but it's way more engaging to drive on a daily basis.
The first car up for sale is located in Baltimore and goes for $32,315. It features a Crystal Blue paint job and has exactly 25 miles on the clock. The second car is a 2019 model finished in Platinum White Pearl with a black interior and shows 40 miles on the odometer. This car, located on Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center is ongoing for $31,630. We thought Honda would give the buying public a better notice period, but alas, you'll have to hurry up if you want to get behind the wheel of one of these soon to be unicorns.