Before we begin, a moment of silence for the stick-shift-equipped models we’ve lost lately. It looks like manual-transmission vehicles are becoming an endangered species. But before you have your left foot removed, know that there are still new cars available in the U.S. with a standard gearbox for shiftless driving on narrow roads with heavy traffic, one of which could be yours!
1) Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage needs no introduction, but it’s a great car. However, its naturally aspiring engine came from Mercedes-AMG in the past, which no longer makes manual transmissions. The Austin Martin Vintage comes with a seven-speed manual transmission.
2) BMW M3
Every BMW M3, except for the brand’s current model, has been available with a manual transmission. Thankfully BMW has decided to keep that streak alive with its newer four series models. Like its mechanical twin, the M4, the high-performance sedan is also available with a six-speed manual transmission, albeit only in its standard 473-hp guise. Like the standard version, however, it only comes with a six-speed manual transmission that allows drivers to control it according to their liking.
3) BMW M4
Like its M3 sedan, what can convert the BMW M4 to a manual though it is limited to the coupe body style. While you can get a manual transmission with an M3 sedan, you would need to opt for the convertible. The same thing applies to the BMW M5 and its variants.
4) Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
Cadillac’s CT4-V Blackwing is like a monster machine for your everyday needs. It features a six-speed gearbox that costs an affordable sum of $60,000. The 472 hp sports sedan has all you could wish for in a vehicle. As people often want off-road wheels vehicles. With its power and a six-speed gearbox, this $60K sports sedan makes a surprisingly good value at #7 on our Most Amazing Vehicles of 2023 list with 472 horsepower!
With its power and a six-speed gearbox, this $60K sports sedan makes a surprisingly good value at #7 on our Most Amazing Vehicles of 2023 list with 472 horsepower!
5) Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Cadillac’s commitment to stick shifts may seem to be disappearing as the brand moves toward an electromotive world, but that’s not the case. Cadillac is continuing to have seen fit to put out even higher horsepower models with fully manual trannies like the CT5-V Blackwing! The 668-hp supercharged V8 is something else, especially when the driver has total control over this fantastic machine by using their own two hands and feet. For fun, try accelerating up an incline – you’ll see why it won’t just be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most.
CT5-V Blackwing drivers as it’s easy for your gas savings to turn into returns on investment at a fast rate if you take advantage!
6) 2021 Chevrolet Camaro
In accordance with 22 Inch Rims manufacturer, Chevrolet will no longer allow you to purchase a Corvette with a manual gearbox, but they give you the option to rip gears in the Camaro. You can choose from any available engine ranging from the base turbo 2.0-liter to the fire-breathing supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. There are six gears for every engine, and every single one of them has its unique sound and feel.
7) Chevrolet Spark
With a base price of less than $15,000, Chevy’s pint-size hatchback is among the cheapest new cars available in the U.S. At just under $12,000. It clocks in as one of the most affordable cars you can buy in American showrooms today. This pocket rocket is Chevy’s smallest car, but its small size doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice valuable features: Every Chevrolet Spark comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. Options include an automatic ($750) and winter tires ($200).
8) Dodge Challenger
Like its rivals, the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro, the Dodge Challenger is still offered with advanced manual transmission technology. Several versions of Mopar’s muscle car come standard with a six-speed manual, including those equipped with the 375-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine, the 485-hp 6.4-liter V8 engine, and the more than 700-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 of the top-dog Challenger SRT Hellcat model.
9) Honda Civic
The Civic is Honda’s most popular car. It also happens to be one of the motor company’s longest-running model names. The name ‘Civic’ was first applied to a compact car in 1972 and has been used for Honda’s entry-level vehicle ever since.
The Honda Civic has again opted to keep its tried and true 5-speed manual transmission model. Although only the sporty Si variants will get the option of having the clutch pedal include a stick shift, those who aren’t interested in fuel economy or sportiness should be aware that it is available for all trims offered.
10) Mazda 3
Mazda doesn’t offer its smallest sedan, but for those looking for this style of vehicle, the Mazda 3 hatchback is still available with one. A six-speed manual is standard in the hatch with the Premium trim level and front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It’s paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s output at 186 horsepower.
11) Subaru BRZ
Subaru’s BRZ back drive sports vehicle isn’t turbocharged. However, it is a 10Best champ. More significant, it’s as yet accessible with a six-speed stick, which mates to the vehicle’s 228-hp 2.4-liter level four.
12) Toyota Corolla
You will probably not be keen on owning a Corolla if it’s what you’re after in terms of excitement but get this – the Toyota can boast about being one of few compact cars with a manual transmission in 2018. The six-speed unit is available on the Corolla SE and SE Apex Edition sedans and Corolla SE and XSE hatchbacks. We might want to remind you that another stick-shift Corolla is hitting the market in 2023, courtesy of the GR Corolla hot hatch, so we’d keep your eyes peeled for that one!