Before the completely redesigned Honda Civic arrives for the 2022 model year, the tenth-generation of the well-loved sedan is making a final tour of duty for 2021. But with one less option in the lineup.
The 2021 Civic, according to Honda, will no longer be offering a manual transmission, except for the hatchback that still comes with a stick-shift. The sedan will instead be equipped with a continuously variable transmission that was previously only offered as an $800 dollar option on the LX and Sport trims.
This means that the starting price for the Civic will also increase. The base sedan now retails for $22,005, an increase of $1,050 from the current model year. Prices for the EX, EX-L, and Touring variants, meanwhile, go up by $250.
The LX and Sport sedan models are equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four engine, while the higher trims feature a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four.
For the hatchback, Honda is keeping the six-speed manual for the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels. Prices also increase by $250 across the board, putting the base LX model at $22,955 and the range-topping Sport Touring hatch at $30,155. All Civic hatchbacks will be equipped with the turbo 1.5-liter inline-four as standard equipment.
Aside from the manual transmission, the 2021 Civic is also losing its coupe body style option. This is part of Honda‘s decision to scale down production in preparation for the arrival of the new-generation Civic in the spring of 2022.