22 Best Cars With a Manual Transmission in 2018

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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. As automatic transmissions become more popular, capable, and efficient, vehicles with manual gearboxes are becoming niche products, enjoyed only by driving enthusiasts. Many automatics now include paddle shifters that mimic the actions of a manual, but without a clutch pedal.

While once manual transmissions were more efficient than automatics, the latest automatics and continuously variable transmissions frequently eclipse the mileage estimates of models with manual gearboxes.

Automakers, aware of the need to raise fuel efficiency numbers, and the expense of manufacturing a separate transmission that few people buy, are dropping manuals.

However, there’s nothing quite like the connection with your car that a stick shift provides. Working the clutch, accelerator, and shifter in harmony with the heartbeat of your car is an experience that you won’t ever get from an automatic. If you want the ultimate sense of control over your car, a manual transmission is still the way to go.

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.S. News overall scores).

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