In our , the Tacoma holds a spot near the top. There is a new manual sport sedan for the 2017 model year, though. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. This mean machine has an available seven-speed gearbox with rev-matching capabilities to show everyone that old school gearboxes can indeed rock state-of-the-art upgrades. Should you feel content corralling fewer than 707 ponies, Dodge also lets you row your own in ; the base V-6 engine is automatic only. This seemed revolutionary on the 2009 370Z; it has since spread to a number of other carmakers' manual transmissions.
Chevy offers a choice of powertrains, including a 1. It is fun to drive, though. The Golf is available with a five-speed manual transmission. Getting a great deal on a great car is your goal. With its clever suspension, lightweight body, and carbon fiber, the really is an interesting machine, and coming with a six-speed is where it all starts. Oh, and the M4 can also be had with a tricky manual transmission that sports a sticky clutch, thus earning it all kinds of positive reviews due to how incredibly intuitive the driving experience is from behind the wheel. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio Apparently the six-speed manual equipped version of the 375kW, Ferrari-engined Italian M3 rival is only suitable for left-hand drive, meaning that Australians, Brits and other right-hand drive markets are saddled with the eight-speed automatic.
Dodge Challenger Where would we be without a little bit of old-fashioned American muscle rivalry? For the small pocket of self-shifting enthusiasts left, here are ten cars still available with manual transmission overseas but not in Australia. Check out the full list below. Ford killed the V6 from the 2017 model, so now you can get the Mustang with an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that cranks out a healthy 310 horsepower or one of two V8s, with power output ranging from 460 to 526 horsepower. In , it holds a spot near the top. .
In our , the holds a top spot. That entry-level model pairs a 115-horsepower 2. Plus, when was the last time any of us drove a car with seven manually adjustable gears? Mercifully, that engine has since been supplanted by the formerly optional 135-hp turbo inline-four, and remains available. We're not forgetting about the flagship Mazda3, the Mazdaspeed3. While Mazda makes great automatic transmissions, its manual transmissions are among the most responsive in the auto industry. As with the , the turbo Optima doesn't offer a manual.
Many off-road enthusiasts actually find a clutch to be a preferable option, and Nissan apparently was listening. Nearing the end of its lifespan, the Rio offers a manual transmission on the sedan but not the five-door hatchback. The Scion xB provides a five-speed manual as standard equipment. For 2011, the fun roadster offers either a five- or six-speed manual transmission, plus an automatic. It comes standard with a 1. Nissan was the first automaker to introduce auto rev matching dubbed SyncroRev Match on a manual transmission, in which the engine computer automatically blips the throttle to smooth manual downshifts while the clutch pedal is pressed. If You Love to Row Your Own Gears, These 22 Cars Are Clutch Sometimes it seems like cars with manual transmissions are living on borrowed time.
The Miata is available with either an easy-to-use soft top or a power-retractable hardtop. Whatever your reason, manual transmission vehicles are alive and well in the U. It's an option on the four- and six-cylinder models. Take a look at the following slides to see some of the best cars that you can still get with a manual transmission shown in order of their U. The is available with a five-speed manual in front-wheel-drive models and a six-speed manual in all-wheel-drive trims. Auto wrote a few days ago, if car companies in America had their way, manual transmissions would not exist. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars.
While it may have also become the official bro-mobile of college campuses across the nation in recent years, the Wrangler has continuously rocked a stick since day one and is a crowd favorite for any trail hunter who prefers to row their own. Featuring a roomy, comfortable, and well-put-together cabin, the SportWagen is surprisingly affordable. What we have here is a comprehensive rundown of manual transmissions available in the U. They're available on the Compass and Patriot, and amazingly, they can be coupled to four-wheel-drive and trim levels that aren't completely basic. In our , the 2 Series holds a place about a quarter of the way down the list. Well, there is the 797-hp Challenger Redeye, and a few exotics.
The V-6 model may be much improved over the 2010 Challenger, but it is only available with an aging five-speed automatic. The chassis is a delight, however, and an argument can be made that the G70 is a better value than segment stalwarts such as. Making 170 horsepower, the Mazda6's four-cylinder engine with the manual transmission see one mpg more in combined mileage for the 2011 model year. Honda Civic There are seven separate Honda Civic models, each with a half-dozen trim levels. Manual transmissions once thrived in this formerly utilitarian segment, but now that pickups many times are thought of as emblems of a lifestyle, the interest in manuals has cratered. Now that the Compass resembles a from the front, is it time to reconsider this compact crossover? Hey, at least the Sentras are roomy and affordable.
For those qualities, it earned a spot on both our and lists in its inaugural year. The manual is offered on Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. As automatic transmissions become more popular, capable, and efficient, vehicles with manual gearboxes are becoming niche products, enjoyed only by driving enthusiasts. Nowadays, automatic sales outweigh manuals by a landslide, as reports show that more than 90% of all cars being made today come without a clutch. Scion xB For the moment, Scion still exists.
A few years ago, Popular Mechanics recently took the time to pound at a listicle title the 10 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission. The 255-horsepower Boxster and 310-horsepower Boxster S offer one, as well. The Cruze is also available in a hatchback for the 2017 model year. And you might be surprised at some of the offerings. Sure, it's smaller than most in the minivan segment, but if you crave the feel of a manual transmission as you accept carpool duties, you should consider the Mazda5.