Here's Every Car With A Manual Transmission You Can Buy Today
This list covers every single manually shifted car, SUV, and truck that you can still buy today...In the U.S.A.
1. Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage is a beautiful sports car that's powered by a 503 horsepower Mercedes-AMG 4.0 L V8. This power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 7-speed manual transmission on AMR models. With a price tag of over $179,995 the Vantage AMR isn't cheap, but who cares, it's a manual!
2. BMW 2-Series
While most BMW vehicles these days have high-tech automatics, the rear wheel drive 230i, M240i, M240i convertible, M2 Competition, and M2 CS hold on to their 6-speed manuals - for now at least.
3. Chevrolet Camaro
Chevy's three pedal muscle car is available with a 6-speed manual transmission on every single model. Whether it has a 275-hp or 650-hp, the Camaro can be had with a manual. The Camaro ZL1 and 1LE's 6-speed stick shift has a nifty rev-matching feature that ensures you get it right every time.
4. Dodge Challenger
The tire-spinning, fire breathing, devilish Challenger is the only Fiat Chrysler made coupe in the U.S - and it has a manual, a 6-speed to be specific. While an 8-speed slushbox automatic is available, would you really opt for it? Seriously, why buy a 305-797 horsepower muscle car if you aren't willing to use your left leg?
5. Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat Chrysler's Mazda engineered sports car, the 124 Spider, is a bigger Miata, meaning it comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. Mountain roads, road trips for two, whatever summer activity, the 160 horsepower 124 is your best bet - if you ignore the Miata.
6. Mazda MX-5 Miata
As with its previously mentioned sibling, the Miata is loyal to its standard 6-speed manual transmission. In fact, the 181 horsepower MX-5 Miata has carried the same concept generation after generation, it's a rear wheel drive sports car with a manual transmission.
7. Ford Mustang
America's favorite pony car still comes with a manual, in fastback and convertible form. Unfortunately, however, the new 760 horsepower Mustang GT500 comes with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic, and, to add insult to injury, has the same shift knob as a Ford Fusion. Also unfortunate is the discontinuation of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang variants that also utilized a 6-speed manual.
8. Genesis G70
Genesis, which is owned by Hyundai, makes a vast array of luxury vehicles. The G70 is the luxury brand's performance sedan. While an automatic is obtainable, a 6-speed stick shift is available when equipped with the 255 horsepower 2.0 L turbocharged I-4 and rear wheel drive.
9. Honda Civic
Honda is known for their manual transmissions. Up until recently, the Accord was available with a manual as well. The Civic can have a manual in many different configurations, but most notably on the Type R and Si models.
10. Hyundai Accent
Hyundai's Accent is one of the cheapest cars out there, and it comes with a manual. The 120 horsepower eco car has a 6-speed stick on the base SE trim level. Any higher and you've got yourself a dreary CVT.
11. Lotus Evora GT
Got some extra cash? Like, $97,000? Lotus has you covered with the Evora GT, a mid-engine sports car that produces 416 horsepower from its 3.5 L V6. Transferring this power is the driver via the sole transmission option, a 6-speed manual.
12. Chevrolet Spark
No, the 5-speed manual does still exist, and it can be found in Chevy's tiny hatchback. The Spark is essentially nothing more than a 98 horsepower 1.4 L engine, some seats, and wheels. Luckily, it's the cheapest car you can buy, at just over $13,000.
13. Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
Porsche is known for the 911, but in the background is the lesser known 718. Starting at just under $60,000 for the Cayman coupe, it's a lot cheaper than a 911. It's brother, the Boxster convertible, starts at $62,000 and has the same 6-speed manual as the Cayman. Also available is the sportier Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder models which both come exclusively with manuals.
14. Honda Fit
If you're looking to buy a Fit and you want a manual, you better hurry up - it's being discontinued for 2021 in many countries. The current Fit, first introduced in 2014, can still be purchased with a 6-speed do-it-yourself transmission on all but the top EX-L trim.
15. Hyundai Veloster
The Veloster is a quirky three door hatchback that can be powered by a 2.0 L 4-cylinder, a turbocharged 1.6 L 4-cylinder, or the most powerful engine found in the Veloster N, a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder. All the listed engines can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission, and it's the sole offering on N models.
16. Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line
Also being discontinued for 2021 is the Hyundai Elantra GT. The base model GT comes with a 6-speed automatic, however the sportier N-Line is fitted with a 6-speed manual as standard. The N-Line pairs its manual to a 1.6 L turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder that generates 201 horsepower.
17. Nissan 370Z
Nissan's 11-year-old sports car has a stick shift as standard on every single model other than the top Sport Touring, which gets an otherwise optional 7-speed auto. Similar to the Camaro, the 370Z has a rev-matching feature that allows for crisp downshifts.
18. Kia Forte/Forte GT
The Kia Forte sedan is the sole Kia (Except for the Soul) with a 6-slotted transmission. All other models have automatics and horrendous CVTs. Of course, the Forte is also available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, but on the base FE trim and the 201 horsepower turbocharged GT it's all about the manual.
19. Porsche 911
Some 911 models are still available with a do-it-yourself transmission, although these days they have an extra gear. The 911 is available with a 7-speed manual on Carrera S and Carrera 4S models as a coupe or convertible, Carrera GTS and Targas, and a 6-speed manual is available on the GT3.
20. Mitsubishi Mirage
A lot of us wish Mitsubishi's cheap little hatch was actually a mirage. The cheap little 78 horsepower economy car starts at just $13,995 and comes with a 5-speed manual, similar to the previously mentioned Chevy Spark.
21. Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ was developed in collaboration with Toyota and generates around 200 horsepower from its 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual is standard on all trim levels, but higher-priced models can be optioned with a 6-speed automatic instead.
22. Toyota 86
The 86 is quite literally the same as the BRZ with the exception of badges and a slight pricing difference. The BRZ starts at $28,845 whereas the 86 begins at $27,060.
23. Nissan Versa
While the Versa Note hatchback is no longer available, the Versa sedan is available and stands next to the Chevy Spark and Mitsubishi Mirage as one of the cheapest cars available, starting at just $14,830. This low amount buys you a 122 horsepower S model that comes with a 5-speed manual, all other models get a dreadful CVT.
24. Volkswagen Golf/GTI
The Golf is an extremely popular hatchback that follows the classic Beetle's concept. Both the regular Golf and the sporty GTI variant are available with a 6-speed stick shift transmission. The GTI combines the latter and a 228 horsepower 2.0 L 4-cylinder to become what people refer to as the best hot hatch money can buy.
25. Volkswagen Jetta/GLI
Unlike the Golf, the Jetta is only available with a manual on the base S model and the performance-oriented GLI version. The transmission offered in the two Jetta models has six speeds and is a great alternative to the otherwise equipped 8-speed automatic.
26. Toyota Yaris
In previous model years the Mazda 2 based Yaris has been available with a manual in both body styles that are up for grabs. Now though, the Yaris is only obtainable with a 6-speed manual in the lower 2 levels of the sedan model.
27. Toyota Corolla/Hatchback
The Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in the world, and it can be optioned with a manual. While the sedan can only be optioned with a manual on the SE trim level, the Corolla Hatchback can be fitted with a 6-speed manual on SE and XSE trims.
28. Mazda 3 Hatchback
The design award winning Mazda 3 hatchback is stunning, there's no doubt about that, but it also comes with a manual. Unfortunately however, it's only available with front wheel drive and the Premium package. A Mazda 3 sedan is also purchasable, but isn't available with a manual.
29. Jeep Wrangler
Jeep is mostly known for the Wrangler, a vehicle of which was America's best off-roader without competition up until July of this year. The Wrangler comes standard with a manual transmission on all trim levels up until and including Rubicon.
30. Kia Soul
Kia's hatchback has manual availability on the LX trim level and is hooked up to a 147 horsepower 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine. The Soul LX starts at $17,490 and comes with front wheel drive as standard.
31. Toyota Tacoma
Toyota's mid-size pickup is loved by most, especially Scotty Kilmer, and offers a more reliable Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger option. While it costs a little more, at $26,150 for the base SR model ($24,820 for the Ranger, $25,200 for the Colorado) it is expected to outlast the other two by a significant margin. Surprisingly, the 6-speed manual transmission available doesn't come standard on the base model, it isn't even optional. Where it is optional is on the TRD Sport, TRD Off-road, and TRD Pro models.
32. Mini Cooper/S/JCW
The little Minis have come with manual transmissions for decades, and that still continues - sort of. In recent years Mini has been cutting manual equipped models from their lineup. Currently the S Clubman, S, JCW, 4dr Hardtop, and Cooper S Convertible are manual ready.
33. Subaru Crosstrek
Believe it or not, some Subaru models are still obtainable with manual transmissions. The sub-200 horsepower Crosstrek is one of them, and can come with a 6-speed manual on the Base and Premium trim levels. All other models are fitted with CVTs.
34. Jeep Gladiator
Jeep's answer to the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, and Nissan Frontier is the Gladiator. The Gladiator is essentially a Wrangler pickup, which means it's ultra capable and uber practical. Gladiator Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave models all come standard with a left-leg requiring transmission.
35. Jeep Compass
Jeep not only caters to those who prefer to shift themselves with the Wrangler and Gladiator, but also with the Compass...On one trim level. For $22,280, you can get yourself a base, front wheel drive Sport model with 180 horsepower and a 6-speed manual transmission.
36. Hyundai Venue
Just for the 2020 model year, you can get a Hyundai Venue compact SUV with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is a catch, however, and that is it's what Hyundai calls an Intelligent Manual Transmission. Sounds great, right? In reality though this means it has no clutch pedal - that doesn't sound too intelligent to me. This clutch-less 121 horsepower Venue doesn't seem too appealing.
37. Subaru Impreza/WRX/STI
The Impreza is notorious for having a manual transmission, Impreza sedans and hatchbacks are still offered with a 5-speed manual as an alternative to the CVT. That, 300+ horsepower, and all wheel drive is what makes the WRX/STI models so much fun.