Save the Manuals! Here are the Last Manual Transmission Cars You Can Buy New

Does anyone even know how to drive a stick shift anymore? Maybe, but it doesn’t really matter since the amount of new cars available with a manual transmission is dwindling as the model years go on. And while anyone can argue that the new automatics shift faster and smoother than your arm and leg ever could, there are still plenty of driving enthusiasts that would rather shift their own gears.

Here is a list of cars available with manual transmissions

In case you find yourself longing for the thrilling feeling of being able to row your own gears while breathing in that illustrious new car scent, here is a list of the 2021 models that can still be purchased with a manual transmission.

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

The Aston Martin Vantage Coupe is available with the same seven-speed manual transmission that’s available on the Vantage AMR. Under the hood is 503-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, but the manual transmission version has 460 lb-ft of torque as compared to the automatic.

2021 BMW 2 Series

You can’t have an “Ultimate Driving Machine” without a manual transmission. Fortunately, the BMW 2 Series coupe, convertible, and M2 Competition are all available with a stick.

2021 BMW M3 and BMW M4

Whether you love or hate their new looks, you have to love the fact that both the BMW M3 and M4 are still available with six-speed manual transmissions.

A BMW M3 car is on display during 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
The 2021 BMW M3 | VCG/VCG via Getty Images

2021 Chevy Spark

To be honest, we’re a little surprised that the Chevy Spark is still in the market. However, we do applaud Chevy for doing its part in saving the manuals by making a stick shift available in not only the entry-level Spark but also the higher trim versions as well.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

You can’t have a muscle car without a manual transmission. And what’s even better is that you can equip any trim level of the 2021 Camaro with a six-speed manual transmission.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LT 1LE | Chevrolet

2021 Dodge Challenger

Although it’s technically new, the Dodge Challenger is becoming a bit of a relic, however, you can still get most trims, including the R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and the Hellcat with a six-speed manual transmission.

2021 Ford Bronco

The return of the all-new Ford Bronco took the world by storm when it debuted a few months ago. One of the best parts about it is the turbo, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine option can be paired up to a seven-speed manual transmission.

A photo of the Ford Bronco outdoors.
Ford Bronco | Ford

2021 Ford Mustang

Producing a Ford Mustang without a manual transmission would be utter blasphemy. Luckily, you can still get a six-speed manual transmission in all of its trim levels.

2021 Genesis G70

It’s always surprising when a luxury sedan comes with the option for a manual transmission and the 2021 Genesis G70 is no exception. Its base 2.0-liter engine can be equipped with a manual transmission, but you better move soon since it won’t be available on the 2022 model.

Genesis G70 driving through a city
Genesis G70 | Photo: James Lipman

2021 Honda Civic

The 2021 Honda Civic can still be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission in its hatchback form, which includes the venerable Civic Type R.

2021 Hyundai Accent

The base model 2021 Accent can still be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

2021 Hyundai Accent
2021 Hyundai Accent | Hyundai

2021 Hyundai Elantra

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line not only has a potent 201-hp 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine but it can also come with a six-speed manual. Lookout Volkswagen Jetta GLI!

2021 Jeep Gladiator

If you’re looking for a mid-size pickup truck with a manual transmission, then the Jeep Gladiator and the Toyota Tacoma are your best choices. However, you’ll need to opt for the base V6 engine to get it in the Jeep.

The Jeep Gladiator is a pickup truck version of the Wrangler.
Jeep Gladiator | FCA

2021 Kia Forte and Soul

The base models for both the Kia Forte and Soul can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.

2021 Mazda3

You can still get a six-speed manual transmission on the Mazda3, as long as you don’t that it’s a front-drive hatchback.

bird's eye view of the Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan
bird’s eye view of the Mazda 3 | Mazda

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mirage might be the only car to come with an old-school five-speed manual transmission.

2021 Nissan Versa

Nope, we were wrong, the 2021 Versa is also available with a five-speed manual transmission.

2020 Nissan Versa
2020 Nissan Versa | Nissan

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman

You really can’t have a Porsche model without a six-speed manual. Luckily, the Boxster and Cayman can be outfitted with one.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

You can have a 2021 Crosstrek with a stick shift, provided that you opt for the base 152-hp engine.

The Subaru Crosstrek plug-ing hybrid is shown at AutoMobility LA
The Subaru Crosstrek | David McNew/Getty Images

2021 Subaru Impreza

The 2021 Impreza sedan and hatchback can be equipped with either a CVT or a five-speed manual transmission.

2021 Subaru WRX

And you can’t forget the Subaru WRX, which has been keeping the manual transmission alive for a while.

A red 2020 Subaru WRX Limited drives through a forest
2020 Subaru WRX Limited | Subaru

2021 Toyota Corolla

You can still get a six-speed manual transmission on certain Corolla models including the sportier Apex edition.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

We were super surprised when we learned that the Toyota Tacoma can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. But you’ll have to opt for the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, or the TRD Pro trim to get it.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro | Joe Santos

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Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

Both the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta come standard with a six-speed manual transmission on the base trims and the GTI and GLI trim levels.