2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
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36 Cars That Still Come With a Stick Shift

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
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Get on the Stick

Once a must-have for motoring purists, vehicles with manual transmissions are now an endangered class, even among many high-performance models — we’re looking at you, Chevy Corvette. Nowadays, people are happy to let their car do the shifting. Data from Carmax shows sales of cars with manual transmissions dropping from around 25% in 1995 to about 2.5% in 2021. Here’s a list of survivors, from basic transportation to race-worthy sports cars. (All cars are 2023 models unless otherwise noted.)


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2021 Chevrolet Spark
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Chevrolet Spark (2022)

Starting MSRP: $13,600

Economy, not power, is the name of the game for this model with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. After a 10-year run, Chevy announced plans to shut down production of the Spark in August, according to Car and Driver. But you may still be able to find one at a local dealership. 


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Nissan Versa
Nissan

Nissan Versa

Starting MSRP: $15,739

Powered by a 122-horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission in the base models, Car and Driver says the updated subcompact provides “cheap, competent transport” that “isn’t going to win any stoplight drag races.”

Subaru Impreza
Subaru

Subaru Impreza

Starting MSRP: $19,795

The base model of the midsize four-door coupe offers a standard five-speed manual transmission paired with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower.


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Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru

Subaru Crosstrek

Starting MSRP: $23,645

The base model of the subcompact crossover pairs a six-speed manual transmission with a 156-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. Kelly Blue Book calls it “a quirky little SUV with good off-road capabilities.”


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Kia Forte GT Manual
Kia

Kia Forte GT Manual

Starting MSRP: $24,890

You have to move up to the sportier GT version of this model to find a six-speed manual transmission, which is paired with a 201-horsepower four-cylinder turbo for quicker acceleration than the base model.


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Honda Civic Hatchback
Honda

Honda Civic Hatchback

Starting MSRP: $25,450

While the redesigned Civic sedan has moved to a front-wheel-drive automatic transmission in 2022, the hatchback retained an option for a six-speed stick.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro
2021 Chevrolet Camaro by Chevrolet (CC BY-SA)

Chevrolet Camaro

Starting MSRP: $26,100

Sure, you can get a 10-speed automatic with this car, but wouldn’t you rather have the feel of a standard six-speed manual transmission paired with the base model’s 275-horsepower turbocharged inline-four engine for that old-school muscle-car experience?


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Hyundai Elantra N
Hyundai

Hyundai Elantra N

Starting MSRP: $27,050

With a six-speed manual transmission standard, Car and Driver says the 2023 model “inherits its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder” engine from the discontinued Veloster N hatchback, providing 275 horsepower for this sporty four-door sedan. 

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda North American Operations

Mazda MX-5 Miata (2022)

Starting MSRP: $27,650

MotorTrend expects the 2023 model to be nearly identical to the 2022 version that made Car & Driver’s Editor’s Choice list. All but one Miata trim level (Grand Touring) offered a six-speed manual transmission during this model year, Car and Driver says.


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Toyota GR86
Toyota

Toyota GR86

Starting MSRP: $27,900

“Long live the manual transmission,” says Car and Driver, “especially when it’s packaged within something as fun as the Toyota GR86.” It’s the mechanical twin of the Subaru BRZ (they share the same four-cylinder power plant).


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Honda Civic Si
Honda

Honda Civic Si

Starting MSRP: $28,100

The sports sedan version of the classic Civic comes with a six-speed stick paired with a 200-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. Car and Driver calls it “a front-wheel drive sport compact sweetheart that doesn’t cost a lot and is a lot of fun to pilot.” 

Subaru BRZ
Subaru

Subaru BRZ

Starting MSRP: $29,150

The company’s website still lists a six-speed manual transmission on the front-wheel drive 2.5 S Premium trim level with a 191-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Kelly Blue Book calls the model “one of the most enjoyable cars in its class.”

Profile view of orange mini cooper S parked in the street
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Mini Cooper

Starting MSRP: $28,600

The two-door hardtop model comes in a variety of trims, all available with a six-speed manual transmission and engines ranging from a 1.5-liter three-cylinder to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. 

Mazda3 Hatchback
Mazda

Mazda3 Hatchback

Starting MSRP: $29,150

The company’s website still lists a six-speed manual transmission on the front-wheel drive 2.5 S Premium trim level with a 191-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Kelly Blue Book calls the model “one of the most enjoyable cars in its class.” 

Ford Mustang
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Ford Mustang

Starting MSRP: $29,165

What would the iconic pony car be without a shifter on the console? Even in the base model, there’s a six-speed manual transmission paired with a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine capable of 310 horsepower.


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Subaru WRX
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Subaru WRX (2022)

Starting MSRP: $29,605

The WRX features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 271 horses, a standard six-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive. The new model isn’t expected in showrooms before early 2023.  

Volkswagen Golf GTI
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Starting MSRP: $30,530

The eighth generation of the sporty hatchback boasts a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission. 


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Acura Integra
Acura

Acura Integra

Starting MSRP: $30,800
Acura is reviving the iconic nameplate (discontinued in 2001) for 2023 with this all-new sporty four-door sedan that Car and Driver says is aimed at “the entry-luxury compact segment.” While an automatic transmission is standard, there’s an option for a six-speed stick as well.

Jeep Wrangler Sport
Jeep
Ford Bronco
Ford

Ford Bronco

Starting MSRP: $33,890

Car and Driver says the Bronco has a “dizzying array of models, trims, and optional equipment” that offer lots of configurations – “even for those die-hards (like us) who want to shift gears with the help of a clutch pedal.” Several models come with a seven-speed manual transmission.


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2022 Mini Cooper Clubman
BMW Group

Mini Cooper Clubman

Starting MSRP: $34,500

All of the versions of this compact station wagon have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission is available on the Cooper S trim.

Toyota GR Corolla
Toyota

Toyota GR Corolla

Starting MSRP: $35,900
The new Toyota GR family entry is a rally inspired hatchback that Car and Driver calls “a little terror,” with a turbocharged 1.6-liter, three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

Jeep Gladiator
Jeep

Jeep Gladiator

Starting MSRP: $38,775

Kelly Blue Book says this mid-size crew cab pickup comes with a six-speed manual transmission on most trim levels and is “capable of serious off-road, open-air adventures” with tons of versatility. 


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2023 Nissan Z
Nissan USA

Nissan Z

Starting MSRP: $39,990

Nissan’s new generation of its iconic sports car features a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, and plenty of bells and whistles, according to Car and Driver

No. 11: Dodge Challenger
FCA US LLC

Dodge Challenger R/T

Starting MSRP: $40,980

The 2023 model year will be the last for this bruiser as it transitions to an electric model. But the R/T trim package still offers a six-speed manual transmission with a 5.7-liter V8 engine. 

Honda Civic Type R
Honda

Honda Civic Type R

Starting MSRP: $42,895
The car Honda calls “the fastest Civic ever” returns for 2023, sporting a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces up to 315 horsepower, tied to a six-speed manual transmission that Car and Driver says has been “upgraded to handle the power increase.”

Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf R

Starting MSRP: $44,740

The higher-performance hatchback is back with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 315 horsepower paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

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Toyota GR Supra
Toyota

Toyota GR Supra

Starting MSRP: $52,500
It’s hard to believe that this performance sedan didn’t offer a manual transmission before this model year. You have to move up to the 3.0 trim (about $9,000 above the base vehicle) to get it, but that also gives you a “ferocious” 382-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter BMW inline-six “that makes this two-seater fly,” says Car and Driver.

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
Cadillac

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Starting MSRP: $60,495

Sporting a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission, this souped-up version of Cadillac’s CT4 promises a top speed of 189 mph (on the racetrack, of course).


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BMW M2
BMW

BMW M2

Starting MSRP: $62,200
After skipping a model year, the redesigned M2 returns to the BMW lineup with a standard six-speed manual transmission and a 453 horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine under the hood. Edmunds.com says sales are expected to begin in early 2023.

Porsche 718
Porsche

Porsche 718

Starting MSRP: $63,400
The 718 line of mid-engine roadsters has lots of stick options including the base Cayman ($63,400), convertible Boxter ($65,500), and sportier Spyder ($103,400) styles. Bring your checkbook.

2022 BMW M3
BMW Group

BMW M3

Starting MSRP: $72,800

The standard version of the 473-horsepower M3 “is a rear-drive 473-horsepower sedan available only with a six-speed manual transmission,” says Car and Driver. “Opt for the 503-hp M3 Competition and you’ll have to settle for an eight-speed automatic.”


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2022 BMW M4
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BMW M4

Starting MSRP: $74,700

Essentially a two-door coupe version of the M3, the standard model “comes with rear-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission, and a fiery 473-horsepower twin-turbo inline six engine,” says Car and Driver

Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira

Starting MSRP: $77,100
This will be the final gas-powered sports car from the British automaker. Ever. At least that’s what MotorTrend said in 2021 when a model of the new car toured America. Look for it to sport a six-speed manual transmission along with a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 400 horsepower.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing by Cadillac (CC BY-SA)

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Starting MSRP: $90,995

The manufacturer says a six-speed manual transmission is standard in the “ultra-high performance” version of the CT5, which boasts a 668-horsepower, 6.2-liter hand-built V8 engine that can reach speeds of 200 mph. Yikes. 

Porsche 911
Porsche

Porsche 911

Starting MSRP: $116,600
The 911 line also sports multiple models with stick options from the Carrera T ($116,00) up to the Sports Classic edition ($272,300) with seven-speed manual transmissions.