Every vehicle you can still buy with a manual for 2021 in the US
25 models left. #SaveTheManuals!
The manual gearbox, known as the "stick-shift" here in the states, is an endangered species. Choices are whittling down by the day, but fortunately there are still 25 cars, trucks, and SUVs with a third pedal.
Here is the full list:
Aston Martin Vantage
Previously exclusive to the AMR model, a seven-speed manual is now available on the standard coupe. The turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine makes 503 hp but is down 45 lb-ft of torque compared to the automatic-equipped version.
BMW 2-Series Coupe/Convertible
A six-speed transmission is a no-cost option on the 230i and M240i coupe and convertible, but is standard on the 405-hp M2 Competition. The Gran Coupe is automatic-only because it is pathetic.
Without questioning why this subcompact still exists, it still comes standard with manual transmission. In fact, it is available on every trim level. On the downside, it only has 98 horsepower, so a manual will probably be better to eke out every last drop.
Although it may not last past 2023, it is refreshing to hear that every single model can be had with a six-speed manual transmission. Engine choices are a 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6, 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8, or 650-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.
You already know plenty about the Bronco. A seven-speed manual transmission is available with the base turbocharged 2.3 liter four-cylinder. However, the first gear is an extremely low "crawler gear" for off-roading.
Unlike the Camaro, Ford's pony car is here to stay, and still offers a six-speed manual on most trims (with the exception of the Shelby GT500), including the new-for-2021 Mach 1.
As a BMW 3 Series competitor, the entry-level Genesis G70 one-ups it with the offering of a six-speed manual transmission, which (with the exception of the upcoming M3) the 3 sorely lacks. However, the stick-shift only comes with the 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. What's more, the manual is rumored to be discontinued after 2021, so get one while you can.
The stick-shift is available on the hatchback, base sedan, and Type R, while the Si (which is manual-only) is on hiatus for 2021.
The six-speed manual is only available on the base trim, and slightly degrades fuel economy by 4 mpg in the city, 2 mpg on the highway, and 3 mpg combined to its CVT-equipped counterpart. Still, it allows you to eke the most out of its 120-hp engine.
A six-speed manual is available with both the 147-hp 2.0-liter and available 201-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines, and it's standard on the 275-hp Veloster N performance model.
The Jeep's six-speed gearbox pairs with its standard 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine, but that engine is the only choice to get a manual.
Like the Gladiator, the Jeep Wrangler offers a six-speed manual with its base 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine. If you want another engine choice, an automatic is mandatory.
Both engines offered in the Forte offer a six speed manual transmission.
Despite what the picture above suggests, you can only get a stick-shift in only 1 trim, the base LX. It doesn't even come with the 201-hp Turbo, which is mandatory with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Although the Mazdaspeed 3 is long gone, you can still get a manual transmission in Mazda's compact. However, you can only get it in the hatchback, in the fully-loaded Premium trim. The new 250-hp 2.5T four comes only with an automatic.
A six-speed manual can be had with the 2-and-four-door hardtops and the convertible. It comes in the Cooper trim's 134-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine or the Cooper S model's 189-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, and also the 228-hp John Cooper Works.
Mini's wagon also comes with a stick shift, but only on the 189-hp Cooper S with front-wheel-drive.
Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman
A six-speed manual is available on all 718 models, which at least prevents you from telling your friends you got the Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (yes, seriously).
Although the manual gearbox may be waning, the 911 still offers a seven-speed unit in some models.
Although no one can figure out if it's an SUV or a tall hatchback, it doesn't matter because it offers a manual transmission. However, the new 182-hp 2.5-liter flat-four engine only comes with an automatic, so you're stuck with the 152-hp 2.0-liter.
Offered only with a four-cylinder engine making 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, the Impreza is kinda slow. However, you could get a five-speed manual to make the most of the meager power.
Oddly enough, Toyota is trying to go for enthusiast drivers these days. Consequently, it offers a stick shift in the Corolla sedan and hatchback, and in the Apex model shown here.
A six-speed manual is only available on the optional 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6. Even there, you can only get that combo on a TRD trim, like the Tacoma TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, or TRD Pro.
2021 is the last year for the seventh-generation Golf, and unfortunately also means the end of the non-GTI Gold with a manual transmission. The 2021 Golf GTI mates a 228-hp 2.0 four with a stick shift. For 2022, only the GTI and R will carry over into the US for the eighth generation, both offering a manual transmission.
Like its Golf counterpart, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta pairs a standard six-speed manual gearbox with a 147-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four, while the GLI pairs the manual with a 228-hp 2.0 liter inline-four.