48 Vehicles You Can Buy With a Manual Transmission in 2019

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Every Mainstream Vehicle You Can Buy With a Stick Shift in 2019, Ranked

There’s nothing quite like dancing on all three pedals, making nicely synchronized downshifts as you dive into a corner, then keeping the revs high as you burst from the turn with perfectly timed upshifts. Unless you drive a car with a manual transmission, it’s a feeling you’ll never have. 

Cars with manual transmissions are rapidly disappearing from America’s new car showrooms, spurring a groundswell of efforts to #SaveTheManuals. Though industry sources peg the percentage of stick shift cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in the low single digits, you can still find manuals if you know where to look. 

Once a mandatory step on the journey to adulthood, learning to drive a stick has become an art form, mastered only by driving enthusiasts. Manual transmissions, long revered for their simple and reliable construction, capacity to allow top notch fuel efficiency, and ability to provide an engaged driving experience, have given way to automatic transmissions. With growing traffic congestion, complex infotainment systems, and constant cell phone connectivity vying for your attention, commuting with a row-your-own gearbox isn’t as much fun as it once was. 

Traditional automatic transmissions and their cousins – the continuously variable transmission and dual-clutch gearbox – have gotten more efficient and reliable over time. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for automatic transmissions offer some small solace to the elimination of manual gearboxes by allowing drivers to select their own shift points. For automakers, eliminating stick shifts saves money in engineering, manufacturing, and supplying vehicles to dealerships. Some manufacturers, including Audi and Mercedes-Benz, have completely eliminated row-your-own transmissions from their lineups. 

For this list, we scoured our new car rankings and reviews to find those cars, trucks, and SUVs that either come standard or are available with manual transmissions. This list is arranged from the best to the rest, with each vehicle’s performance score playing a significant role in its placement. The prices shown are the least expensive models available with a manual transmission. Note that our scores and rankings can change over time, so the scores and rankings you see in this story may not match the scores you see in the corresponding vehicle review.

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