It Still Lives! This Is Every 2019 Car You Can Buy With A Manual Transmission

2019 Hyundai Veloster N. [Photo: Hyundai]

We have a couple notable additions to the list, but the manual transmission is (still) a dying breed.

Every year, we get together in the TFL office and discuss the state of manual transmission cars. In 2018, the trend continued downward as manufacturers ditch rowing your own gears in favor of faster, easier and more efficient automatics. To that end, we’ve compiled this list of manual transmissions for those who still prefer to row their own.

Sadly, that trend hasn’t been turned on its head for the upcoming model year either. Realizing that fact is a sad moment for enthusiasts out there who prefer the engagement of a manual transmission. And while folks like me will argue every which way its merits (they’re less complex, lighter and more robust), it’s not an argument we appear to be winning.

2019 Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 is one of the few remaining luxury sedans available with a manual transmission. [Photo: Genesis]
There is still a ray of hope, however, as some manufacturers have actually been adding manuals to their lineups. Those who want a Kia Stinger but without its 8-speed automatic transmission have something of an alternative in the new, 2.0-liter turbocharged Genesis G70. Most economy cars, including the new Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte, have six-speed manual transmissions.

Then there’s the world of hot hatchbacks. Fortunately, we still have some options here. The Volkswagen GTI and Golf R as well as the new Hyundai Veloster N still have row-your-own gearboxes. The 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is available with a manual transmission (even if the Redeye isn’t). But if you wanted an Audi with a clutch pedal, you’ll have to delve into the used market as of 2019.

This list of manual transmissions covers all U.S.-market cars and SUVs on sale in 2019. We’ll also mention those that have disappeared from 2018.

*DISCLAIMER: This list is a mix of 2018 and 2019 models. We’ll update this list in the event of any factual errors or if manufacturers drop manuals from their lineup.*

Make/Model (Body style)  Gears Trim Levels (All unless specified)

BMW

2-Series (Coupe) 6 Coupe: 230i (RWD), M240i (RWD)

Convertible: M240i (RWD)

4-Series (Coupe) 6 Coupe: 430i, 440i (RWD)
M2 6
M3 6 F80 generation; new 3 Series is automatic-only
M4 6
M6 6 Gran Coupe

 Cadillac

ATS-V 6

Chevrolet

Camaro 6 All models
Corvette 7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1
Spark 5 All trim levels
Sonic 6 All models

Dodge

Challenger 6 V8 models except Hellcat Redeye (R/T, R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat)

 Fiat (*2018 models)

124 Spider* 6 All trim levels, including Abarth
500* 5 All trim levels

Ford

Fiesta 5/6 5-speed on S, SE, ST-Line; 6-speed on ST
Mustang 6 All versions

Genesis

G70 6 2.0-liter I-4 RWD only

Honda

Accord 6 Sport 1.5/2.0-liter turbo
Civic (Coupe/Sedan/Hatchback) 6 LX, Sport, Si, Type R
Fit 6 LX, Sport, EX
GONE: HR-V (2019 model loses manual option)

Hyundai

Accent 6 SE
Elantra 6 SE, Sport
Elantra GT (2018) 6 Base, Sport
2019 Veloster 6 Base, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo Ultimate, N

Jaguar

F-Type 6 V6 RWD models (340/380 hp)

Jeep

Compass 6 Sport, Latitude
Wrangler 6 V6 models only
GONE: Renegade (2019 model is automatic-only)

Kia

Forte 6 FE, GT* (Summer 2019)
Soul 6 Base
GONE: Rio (Base S is automatic only)

Lotus

Evora 400 6

Mazda

Mazda3 (2019) 6 Premium package only
MX-5 Miata (Convertible, RF) 6 All models

Mini

Clubman 6
Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible) 6
Countryman 6 All except Cooper S E PHEV

 Mitsubishi

Mirage (Hatch, G4) (2018) 5 ES
Outlander Sport 5 2.0-liter ES FWD

Nissan

370Z 6 Coupe
Sentra 6 S, NISMO
Versa 5 S only

Porsche

718 6 Boxster and Cayman
911 6/7 All except Turbo, GT3 RS, GT2 RS

Subaru

BRZ 6 Premium, Limited
Crosstrek 6 2.0i models
Impreza (Sedan, 5-door Hatchback) 5 2.0i models
WRX/STI 6 All models
GONE: Forester (2019 model is CVT only)

Toyota

86 6
Corolla Hatchback 6
Yaris Sedan 6 L, LE
Yaris Hatchback 5 3-door L only
GONE: Corolla sedan (2019 model is CVT only)
ADDED: Corolla hatchback (6-speed manual)

Volkswagen

2019 Jetta 6 S only
Golf 6 S, SE (now 1.4-liter turbo)
Golf GTI 6
Golf R 6
Golf Alltrack (2018) 6 All models
Golf SportWagen 5, 6 S (4Motion model is 6-speed)

If you’re still looking for a third-pedal option in your next car, consider one of these when you go to buy. If you spot any errors or omissions in this list, let us know in the comments!

Update 11/26/18: Removed 2019 Fiat 500X.

Update 1/17/19: Added six-speed option to Golf SportWagen S 4Motion, BMW 2 Series manual transmission options.