The Endangered Manual Transmission – 2018 Comprehensive List of Manual Cars and SUVs

The Endangered Manual Transmission - 2018 Comprehensive List
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI is one of the few cars you can only buy with a manual transmission.

UPDATED 4/30/2018 – added models, corrected previous errors

In 2015 and 2016, we provided lists of cars you could still buy with manual transmissions. In today’s automotive landscape, rowing your own gears has become a rarefied means by which to get around. Equipped with lightning-fast dual-clutch transmissions, most modern cars can swap cogs faster and more efficiently than a human ever could.

That news comes as a bitter pill to swallow for enthusiasts like me. Folks who partake in manual transmissions for a more engaging experience are dismayed by a shrinking list of options. Despite their old-fashioned nature, some manufacturers are holding on to manuals across their lineups. Whether it’s for the sake of cost or engagement, below is a list for 2018 of your options for U.S. market cars and SUVs available with a manual transmission. If you’re interested in a truck with a manual transmission, check out this list on

Subaru is one of the few manufacturers committed to providing manuals across most of its range. Other automakers, such as Jeep, Mitsubishi and Nissan, only offer manuals on its base models. Sadly, notable names on previous lists, such as the Viper and Chevrolet SS, have ceased production entirely. Fortunately, manufacturers like Honda and Mazda have committed to keeping manual transmissions in their cars, despite the row-your-own option’s waning popularity.

*DISCLAIMER: This list is a mix of 2017 and 2018 models. We may update this list in the future if manufacturers decide to drop manual transmissions from their lineup for the new model year.*

2018 U.S.-Market cars and SUVs available with a manual transmission

Make/Model (Body style)  Gears Trim Levels (All unless specified)

Aston Martin

Vantage 6/7 (V12 Vantage S) S, GT (V8 and V12)


A4 6 Quattro models
A5 (Coupe) 6 All models


2-Series (Coupe, Convertible) 6 Coupe: 230i, M240i
Convertible: M240i
3-Series (Sedan) 6 320i, 320i xDrive, 330i, 340i, 340i xDrive
4-Series (Coupe, Gran Coupe) 6 Coupe: 430i, 440i and 440i xDrive
Gran Coupe: 430i
M2 6
M3 6
M4 6
M6 6 Gran Coupe, Convertible


ATS 6 Available on RWD models


Camaro 6 All models
Corvette 7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1
Cruze 6 Standard on 1.4L gas & 1.6L diesel models
Spark 5 All trim levels
Sonic 5, 6 5-speed on LS; 6-speed on LT/Premier


Challenger 6 V8 models except Demon – R/T, T/A, Scat Pack, Hellcat


124 Spider 6 All trim levels, including Abarth
500 5 All trim levels
500X 6 Pop


Fiesta 6 All trims; ST not coming to U.S.
Focus 5/6 5-speed on all but 1.0L
Focus ST 6
Focus RS 6
Mustang 6 All versions


G70 6 2.0-liter I4 RWD only


Accord 6 Sport 1.5/2.0-liter turbo
Civic 6 LX, EX-T, Si, Type R
Fit 6 All except EX-L
HR-V 6 LX and EX 2WD models; EX-L is CVT only


Accent 6
Elantra 6 SE, Sport
Elantra GT 6 Base, Sport
2018 Veloster 6 Base, Turbo, R-Spec
2019 Veloster 6 Base, Turbo R-Spec, Ultimate, N


F-Type 6 V6 models only


Compass 6 Sport
Renegade 6 Sport, Latitude, Altitude
Wrangler JK 6 All models
Wrangler JL 6 V6 models only


Rio 6 LX
Forte 6 LX
Soul 6 Base


Evora 400 6


Mazda3 6
Mazda6 6 Sport only
MX-5 Miata 6


Clubman 6
Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible) 6
Countryman 6 All except Cooper S


Mirage (Hatchback, G4) 5 ES
Outlander Sport 5 ES FWD


370Z 6 Coupe
Juke 6 Nismo FWD
Sentra 6 S, SR Turbo, Nismo
Versa 5 S only


718 6 Boxster and Cayman
911 6/7 All except Turbo and GT2; 911R comes w/ 6-speed


ForTwo 5


BRZ 6 Premium, Limited
Crosstrek 6 2.0i, 2.0i Premium
Forester 6 2.5i, 2.5i Premium
Impreza (Sedan, 5-door Hatchback) 5 2.0i, 2.0i Sport
WRX 6 All models


86 6
Corolla (Sedan, iM Hatchback) 6 SE, iM
Yaris (iA Sedan, Hatchback) 5/6 iA is 6-speed; 3-door L is 5-speed


2018 Jetta 5/6 1.4 & 1.8 S and T are 5-speed; 2.0L GLI is 6-speed
2019 Jetta 6 S only
Golf 5 1.8T S, SE
Golf GTI 6
Golf R 6
Golf Alltrak 6 S, SE
Golf SportWagen 5 S, SE

If you’re still looking for a third-pedal option in your next car, consider one of these when you go to buy. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, feel free to let us know in the comments! Or, if the cars on this list don’t suit you and you’re looking for a truck instead, head over to to check out trucks with manual transmissions.