Subaru Forester The Subaru Forester starts off with a six-speed manual transmission in two trims — the 2. Shifting a manual transmission is not only more engaging and fun than flicking some dainty little paddles, it also requires more skill and makes the driver a better one. Likewise, Nissan and Toyota with their cab and transmission configurations for the Frontier and Tacoma. In other words, the take rate is falling. The manual is offered on Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
Take a look at the following slides to see some of the best cars that you can still get with a manual transmission shown in order of their U. As for enthusiast cars, they also win. The broad hips enveloping the rear wheels emphasize the rear drive nature of the car, while simultaneously making a power statement. Chevy offers a group of potent powerplants in the Corvette. The Scion xB provides a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. Now if we can just get the Golf R in the new SportWagen body style like they have in Europe—with a manual.
But here that figure is bumped by 12 hp. Today, we are down to just eight. Either way, piloting a 500 is more fun with the manual, even though the transmission has only five forward speeds. Manual transmissions are lighter, easier to fix, and less expensive than automatics. In our , the 2 Series holds a place about a quarter of the way down the list.
There are new synchronizers, too. For 2018, there were also new touch screens and digital gauge clusters, too. The powertrain is not a great reason to buy the car, as its acceleration is pretty sluggish. Only the bravest and most highly skilled should ever attempt to push this car anywhere near its limits. In fact, with the Civic Si and Type R, you can only get manual gearboxes. Cars tend to grow larger and heavier with each generation. The current model is admittedly getting a bit old a new generation of Z is expected for 2018 , but still has a 332-hp, naturally aspirated 3.
It also might be one of the last manual 911s, if the new 2020 models are any indication. But it's also one more voice to the growing car-business argument that the manual transmission is going away for good. And that's just fine with us. Every 700-plus-hp Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Porsche uses an automatic transmission. The seven-speed manual transmission automatically matches revs on both upshifts and downshifts.
In our , the Corvette earns a spot near the top of the list. The shifter is crisp and precise, while the brake and throttle pedals are set up perfectly for. Unfortunately, performance drops by 0. It's just the number of doors in question. Other cars may be faster with dual-clutch transmissions, but the Viper retains its cool-factor of being an intimidating car to drive, thanks to having a manual-only transmission. The supercharger and large displacement V-8 are gone, replaced by a tech-heavy flat-plane 526-hp 5.
Chevrolet Corvette Same deal with the Corvette. Including the Countryman crossover, there are 17 different ways to experience a manual-equipped Mini—at least before one dives deeper into Mini's extensive options catalog. It also offers a six-speed automatic, but both transmissions deliver the same fuel economy. The truth, unfortunately, is that almost nobody bought either the droptop Four's predecessor the 3 Series convertible or Toyota's mid-size sedan with a stick, so their makers stopped making them. The new turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Sport 2.
Both are standard with a six-speed manual transmission Both the M3 and M4 hit 60 mph in 4. You just have to know where to look. This year, there have been some changes, but as you can see from the list below, there are still a fair number of vehicles at a variety of price points. For this reason, many of the best sports cars with manual transmissions today use automated manual transmissions. In our cars, the 2018 718 Boxster holds a top spot. This seemed revolutionary on the 2009 370Z; it has since spread to a number of other carmakers' manual transmissions. The six-speed stick is likewise available on , from the base turbocharged four-cylinder 2.