2019 list of cars with manual transmission (sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, trucks, coupes)


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Manual transmission cars are not dead yet. Below are singled out 2019 list of cars with manual transmission you can still get. Check their names here!

The earliest automobiles only offered manual transmission cars, which are stick shift vehicles. Definitely in this time and age the manual transmission vehicles have fallen out of place or interest of motorist. But let’s start with the history of manual transmission cars!

Manual transmission cars were invented by Louis Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor in the late 19th century. This type of manual transmission offered multiple gear ratios and, in most cases, reverse. The gears were engaged by sliding them on their shafts (hence the phrase shifting gears), which required careful timing and throttle manipulation when shifting, so the gears would be spinning at roughly the same speed when engaged; otherwise, the teeth would refuse to mesh.  But there are newer created versions of the manual transmission cars that have all gears mesh and are referred to as a constant mesh transmission, with “synch-mesh” being a better refinement of the constant mesh principle. It is said that manual transmission cars are easiest to maintain, low consumption of fuel, has an improved vehicle control and increased driver engagement and affordable.

Providentially, manual transmission vehicles are not dead yet they’re still in production especially luxurious cars in 2019. Below is 2019 list of cars with manual transmision you can still get.

1. Midsize Sedans with Manual Transmission

Manual midsize sedans include Honda Accord and Mazda6 and are the only remaining midsize cars fitted with a stick shift manual transmission for 2019.   

Due to scarcity of demand on manual transmission cars, it’s nearly impossible to find a family sized sedan offering a stick shift. Honda Accord offers a manual transmission at no cost. Its available merely on the sport trim level, and it can be paired with either of the car’s two cylinder engines.


2019 Mazda 6 is a typical manual transmission midsize sedan

2. Small Cars with Manual Transmission

The list below shows all stick-shift cars with five speed manuals in the 2019 mix. This section is dominating by cars with a four-cylinder engine.

They are basically economical and budget friendly compact vehicles. Some with sporty performance and luxury interior.

For those that want more muscle, the Fiesta offers a high-performance variant known as the ST. This model provides a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that kicks out a bracing 197 horsepower and 2020 pound-feet of torque. The ST is governed by a six-speed manual transmission.


2019 Honda Civic manual shift stick small sedan

More stick shift small cars are shown below.

List of manual transmission small cars
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark
Fiat 500 Ford Fiesta
Honda Civic Honda Fit
Hyundai Accent Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Veloster Kia Forte
Kia Soul Mini Clubman
Mini Hardtop Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Sentra Nissan Versa
Subaru Impreza Subaru WRX
Toyota Corolla Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Jetta

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3. Luxury Cars with Manual Gearbox

These cars are higher performance models and they mostly come with manual transmission variants. This is due to the power train build and the need for the riders to have a better feel of transmission shifting.


This luxury 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera is equipped with classic manual transmission

Below are the list of luxury cars with manual transmission for 2019.

List of luxury cars with manual transmission
BMW 2 Series BMW 4 Series
BMW M6 Cadillac ATS-V
Genesis G70 Jaguar F-Type
Kia Stinger Lotus Evora
Porsche 718 Boxster Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche 911

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4. Coupes and convertibles with manual transmission

Due to their popularity amongst the motors lovers, it isn’t news for convertible or sporty cars to come with manual transmission variants.

Here are the 2019 coupes and convertibles that can be purchased with a manual transmission!

List of coupes & convertibles with manual gearbox
Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Corvette
Dodge Challenger Fiat 124 Spider
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Nissan 370Z Subaru BRZ
Toyota 86


2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible, another Mazda product utilizing the stick shift

5. SUVs with manual transmission

Those seeking an off-road suitable choice for manual transmission SUVs, there’s the Subaru Crosstrek. All Crosstrek models are standard with all-wheel drive, and they offer enough ground clearance to tackle adventures that veer off the paved path. Manual transmissions variants are usually found in a few small SUVs and most car-based crossover models.

A complete selection of SUVs that may be equipped with a manual transmission gearbox.

List of SUVs with manual transmission
Fiat 500X Jeep Compass
Jeep Wrangler Mini Countryman
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Subaru Crosstrek

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6. Pickup Trucks with Manual Transmission

Choices for manual transmission in pickup trucks are limited in 2019 with just a few brands featuring in this category.

Below are the pickup trucks with manual transmission for 2019.

List of pickup trucks with manual transmission
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma


2019 Toyota Tacoma manual transmission diesel Engine

Manual transmission car are beginning to get more and more scarce and this is because a lot of car users now prefer automatic transmission. And with new upgrades in car drive trains, we may begin to see even more advanced technology in driving beyond automatic and manual transmission in coming years.

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Okenwa Emeka
Okenwa Emeka

Okenwa Emeka


Okenwa Emeka is a prolific writer who combines his content creation skills with a strong passion for automobiles to make engaging articles for Naija car lovers. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing CAM with a diploma in digital marketing. 

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