- ASTON MARTIN

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.

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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!

ASTON MARTIN

ASTON MARTIN

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.

BMW

BMW

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.

CHEVROLET

CHEVROLET

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?

DODGE/FCA

DODGE/FCA

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.

FCA

FCA

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.

MAZDA

MAZDA

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.

FORD

FORD

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.

GENESIS

GENESIS

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.

HONDA

HONDA

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.

HYUNDAI

HYUNDAI

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.

LOTUS

LOTUS

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.

CHEVROLET

CHEVROLET

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.

PORSCHE

PORSCHE

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.

HONDA

HONDA

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.

HYUNDAI

HYUNDAI

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.

HYUNDAI

HYUNDAI

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.

NISSAN

NISSAN

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.

KIA

KIA

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.

PORSCHE

PORSCHE

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.

MITSUBISHI

MITSUBISHI

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.

SUBARU

SUBARU

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.

TOYOTA

TOYOTA

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.

NISSAN

NISSAN

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.

VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN

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.

VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN

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.

TOYOTA

TOYOTA

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.

TOYOTA

TOYOTA

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.

MAZDA

MAZDA

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.

JEEP/FCA

JEEP/FCA

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.

KIA

KIA

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.

TOYOTA

TOYOTA

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.

MINI

MINI

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.

SUBARU

SUBARU

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.

JEEP/FCA

JEEP/FCA

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.

JEEP

JEEP

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.

HYUNDAI

HYUNDAI

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.

SUBARU

SUBARU

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Comments (45)

  • The only issue with the Aston Vantage AMR is that it's limited to only 200 units

      9 months ago
  • Good article nice of you to take the time to wright about them.

      9 months ago
  • Now the question is, Can you drive it?

      9 months ago
    • I can!

        9 months ago
    • Me too. BTW pro tip: If there's a sizeable hole in your left shoe, don't wear it. The clutch has a tendency to get stuck inside the hole. I speak from experience, boy were those people at the traffic light mad.

        9 months ago
  • Jeep Compass and Hyundai Venue don’t come with a manual anymore

      9 months ago
    • That’s for the 2021 model year, 2020 models are still being sold.

        9 months ago
    • You can still buy most 2020 models, even when 2021 models are released.

        9 months ago
  • Miata

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    Answer.

      9 months ago
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