This one is pretty well loaded, with air conditioning, automatic transmission, AM/FM mono radio, clock, the works.
Under the hood is the 1.8-liter CVCC engine in "49-state" emission-control configuration (California had stricter emissions standards than the rest of the country during this era). The vacuum-hose diagram for this car is a bit complex, but nowhere near as bad as the terrifying nightmare that CVCC owners faced a few years later.
1981 was the last model year in which all Accords sold in the United States were shipped over from Japan. The Voluntary Export Restraint agreement of 1980 resulted in Honda building its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, and second-gen Accords were American-made.
Because life isn't always a simple Sunday drive.
In Japan, the CVCC Accord got action-movie music in its ads.