2021 Honda Civic Sedan Ditches Manual Transmission, Sees Price Jump
The 2021 Honda four-door compact sedan is now on sale, and without its shifter option, it’s only available with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The base 2021 Honda Civic LX sedan starts at $ 22,005, an increase of $ 250 from the previous year, albeit with the optional CVT transmission previously included. It’s also a bit more expensive than the base Toyota Corolla sedan, which starts at $ 20,920.
Honda previously offered a six-speed manual transmission also on the four-door Civic Sport in addition to the LX, but not anymore. Prices for Sport models equipped with CVTs increased by $ 250, as did prices for the top-tier Touring model. The EX-L is the only cheaper trim level this year.
Besides the loss of the manual transmission, the sedan is a carry over from last year. The LX and Sport come standard with a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 158 horsepower. Higher versions switch to a 1.5-liter turbo-four with 174 hp.
If you really want a manual transmission in a Civic this year, you’ll want to look at the 2021 Civic hatchback. This model retains the six-speed manual on the Sport and Sport Touring versions. Again, for the more serious thrill seekers, Honda still offers the knife-edge Civic Type R only with a manual transmission. Hopefully the 2022 Honda Civic ushers in the return of the manual transmission. But with Honda having recently removed the manual transmission on the Accord on the eve of its 2021 update – with no promise of a return – we’re not holding our breath.
Price of the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan
- Civic LX: $ 22,005
- Civic sport: $ 23,805
- Civic EX: $ 25,155
- Civic EX-L: $ 25,355
- Civic tourism: $ 29,055
2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Price
- Civic LX: $ 22,955
- Civic Sport MT: $ 24,055
- CVT Civic Sport: $ 24,855
- Civic EX: $ 25,455
- Civic Sport Touring MT: $ 29,355
- Civic Sport Touring CVT: $ 30,155
Price of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R
- Civic Type R: $ 38,450
- Civic Type R Limited Edition: $ 44,950