48 Vehicles You Can Buy With a Manual Transmission in 2019

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2) 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

$25,730 | USN Overall Score: 8.9/10 | USN Performance Score: 9.3/10 

The Mazda Miata has been called the best reason to learn how to drive a stick shift. The two-seat rear-wheel-drive roadster is lightweight, extraordinarily nimble, and reasonably priced. Though its 181-horsepower might not sound very powerful, the four-cylinder engine provides plenty of juice for fun on the open road. 

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata received a 26-horsepower bump for the new model year, along with a few additional available safety features. A six-speed manual comes standard on all trim levels, while a six-speed automatic is available. Mazda offers the Miata in soft-top convertible or power-retractable hardtop models. 

In U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of sports cars   the Miata earns a spot atop the list. One of the MX-5’s few drawbacks is a very small trunk, so you have to pack sparingly for your weekend getaways.

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