If you want to buy a new car with a manual gearbox these days, your options are pretty limited. But if you do some looking, you can still find more cars with a manual than you thought. Here are eight that you can still get with three pedals.
You can get the Q60S Coupe with a stick, as long as you select the 6MT or the Limited 6MT trim. You'll get the aging VQ that's good for 330 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It's a RWD and sleek-looking, though it'll soon be discontinued and replaced with the new Q60, which doesn't offer a manual option. Yet. . .
If you're thinking about getting a Buick Verano, be sure it's the Verano Turbo because that's the one that comes with a six speed manual at no extra cost. In addition to that, you get a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 250 hp.
When BMW debuted the V10 M6 and M5 without a manual option, American buyers were angry. So angry that BMW hastily added manual versions to the North American lineup. The current M6 and M5 both thankfully come with six-speed manual gearboxes, too. A 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 560 hp sits beneath the hood, so it's also damn fast.
For people who don't need to tow anything major, the mid-sized Colorado pickup is the perfect answer. But if you want the the six-speed manual, you have to go with the RWD extended-cab configuration and the 2.5-liter engine with 200 hp.
Riding on the same platform as the Fiat 500X, the Renegade only offers a manual transmission when paired with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 160 hp. And though that's not a lot of power (because it weighs over 3000 lbs), it's still way more fun to shift the gears yourself than let an automatic do it for you.
In the base CX-5 Sport trim, you can get a six-speed manual. It'll come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a modest 155 hp. Mazda is all about making a car engaging to drive, and the few that buy a manual crossover get what the brand is all about.
The Corolla is one of the best-selling cars in the U.S. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's super dull and boring. If you didn't know, Toyota still offers the L trim of. And unless you have a really, really strong aversion to shifting your own gears, we recommend that this is the gearbox you go with, as the alternative is a four-speed automatic or a CVT in higher trim levels.
Not many people buy the sleek but expensive Volkswagen CC. You can only get the stick shift option with the 2.0-liter, 200-hp four-cylinder engine. A DCT is also available, and yes, it shifts faster than any human could, but do yourself a favor and get the manual. You won't regret it.