In 2022, manual transmission cars are a dying breed. If you’re looking for vehicles on the U.S. market today available with a manual gearbox, you’re going to have to look a little harder. However, they’re not dead yet. If you’re wondering which vehicles can be had with a stick shift and 3-pedals, look no further.
Here is a complete list of all the 2022 manual transmission cars (as well as trucks and crossovers) as well as a sneak peak at a few coming in 2023 (because you’ll want to plan ahead for these manuals). In fact, we even list which trim levels come with the manual, as well as their horsepower ratings. Just remember, get them while you can! More and more disappear each year.
(Scroll to the bottom if you just want the raw list, without all the specifics.)
U.S. 2022 Manual Transmission Cars
Say what you will about the front kidney grills on the 2022 M3, there’s no denying that the standard 6-speed manual transmission is made for driving enthusiasts. You’re only option to row your own gears is the 473 hp sedan as the M3 Competition now comes standard with an automatic. The rear-wheel-drive sedan boasts a 3.0L twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine.
In previous years, BMW offered more options for manual transmissions in their 4-Series line-up. Unfortunately for 2022, they have reduced offerings with a stick shift. Fortunately, one model retaining the manual option is the 2022 M4 couple which can be ordered with a 6-speed manual. Similar to the M3, you’ll enjoy the 3-pedal experience driving this powerful twin-turbo inline-six.
New for 2022, the CT4-V is a striking sports sedan that can be outfitted with a 6-speed manual. The rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a 3.6L turbocharged V6 that makes 472 hp. Cadillac, in an interesting appeal to manual enthusiasts, markets the CT4-V Blackwing as a sedan that is engineered to perform both on the track and as a daily driver—and look good doing it. It’s a surprising choice, but it might be one of the best 2022 manual transmission cars on the market.
If the CT4-V looks like good fun, but you just need more room AND more power, step on up to the CT5-V Blackwing. This slightly larger sedan gets outfitted with a 6.2L supercharged V8 that’s good for a whopping 668 hp. And you get to hands-on control of all those ponies with a 6-speed manual. Not bad for one Cadillac’s last gasoline-powered performance sedans.
One of America’s most renowned muscle car platforms still can be shifted manually in coupe or convertible configurations. Whether you opt for the 275 hp 2.oL turbocharged 4-cylinder, the 335 hp 3.6L 6-cylinder, the brawny 455 hp 6.2L V8, or the fire-breathing supercharged 650 hp 6.2L V8 in the ZL1 model, all can be had with a 6-speed stick shift.
There’s not a slouch in the bunch; even the four-banger will sprint to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. And the lightning-fast supercharged LT4 found in the ZL1 will blast to 60 in just 3.5 seconds! If you want plenty of ponies under the hood, the Camaro is one of the best 2022 manual transmission cars for you.
Whether you’re looking for inexpensive wheels, a frugal commuter, or something in between, the subcompact 2022 Chevy Spark is available with a manual transmission. Making 98 hp from its ECOTEC 1.4-liter 4-cylinder, the Spark puts efficient power to the front wheels through an available 5-speed manual. The manual can be had on LS, 1Lt, 2LT, and crossover-like ACTIV trim levels. While it isn’t the fastest choice, buyers will have versatility, available bright colors, and up to 38 MPG.
The Challenger is Dodge’s answer to the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The powerful two-door coupe can be had with a manual transmission on its 375 hp R/T, 485 hp R/T Scat Pack, and tire-melting 717 hp Hellcat models. That Hellcat will get you to 60 mph in the three-second range and to 100 mph in just over seven seconds (but only on a racetrack, of course). We hear they can do some sweet burnouts, too. None of the AWD models can be had with the stick shift.
The Mustang is Ford’s legendary entrant into the modern muscle wars. And like any good muscle car, it can be shifted manually. Though you no longer have the option of the Shelby GT500 which is only available with a seven-speed DCT, you luckily can still get a stick shift in every other Mustang, coupe and convertible alike. The six-speed manual is rumored to be available with either a turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost I4 or a 5.0L Coyote V8 on the GT and Mach 1 models.
The 2022 Ford Bronco comes in a wide range of models and luckily for manual lovers, the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Badlands, and—new for 2022—Sasquatch package all come standard with Ford’s 7-speed manual transmission—complete with crawler gear. Thanks to the Bronco’s highly customizable build, you can piece together the perfect package starting with whether you want a 2-door or 4-door version and go from there. If you prefer stick-shifting your way through your off-road adventures, it’s hard to beat this versatile machine
Honda’s Civic has been sold in the U.S. since 1973, and it’s always had a manual option. That doesn’t change some 48-years later. And luckily for 2022, you can opt for either a manual Civic Si or the Civic Hatchback. For Honda’s “hot hatch” you’ll have to upgrade to the Sport or Sport Touring trim level to get the option of a stick shift. Both Si and Si HPT outfit the sedan with a 6-speed manual.
One of the few remaining manual options from Hyundai is the Veloster N hatchback. This unique, 3-door model comes standard with a 6-speed manual and a 275 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo GDI. Billed as the performance enthusiast’s hatchback, the Veloster N has recently made its mark as one of the most entertaining hot hatches in recent history.
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is a good all-around sedan if you are looking for a manual option. The N Line trim package comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission with rev-matching. The Elantra N’s 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder engine makes 276 hp and has plenty of get-up-and-go. Plus with a spacious interior, a few sport upgrades, and N Drive Mode (with launch control), the N Line Elantra delivers on all fronts.
The Gladiator is Jeep’s newest pickup. It’s powered by a 285 hp 3.6L V6 and can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Nearly all versions, from the basic Sport package to the off-road-capable Rubicon model, can be had with the 6-speed manual transmission. All include a rugged part-time 4WD system with a low-range transfer case making them one of the more versatile models of the 2022 manual transmission cars.
Jeep’s Wrangler is a legend among 4WD vehicles. Loved by off-roaders across the globe, it’s available with a 6-speed manual transmission when mated to the 285 hp 3.6L V6 engine. Wrangler’s 4WD system uses a manually engaged two-speed transfer case. The much-adored SUV is available in two or 4-door variants and is extremely capable off-road, especially when modified with some quality off-road parts.
Literally, the last Kia sedan for the U.S. market that can be manually shifted is the compact Forte. You’ll need to upgrade to the GT Manual package with a 6-speed manual transmission to get the ol’ stick shift added on. The GT Manual comes with a 1.6L turbocharged engine making 201 hp to the front wheels. It also comes with larger front disc brakes and a free-flowing exhaust system making this a spunky sedan.
Okay, so this one is technically slated for a Spring 2023 release, but it’s a beautiful sports car available with a manual that just might be worth the wait. British automaker, Lotus, has updated its iconic Evora with the all-new Emira. It pairs an AMG turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a manual gearbox. Drawing inspiration from the Evija hypercar, it also has a lightweight composite body and a host of other goodies to make it a bantamweight street fighter, typical of the Lotus tradition.
A modern classic, the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata is a living legend among sports cars. While not the fastest, this convertible is one of the most fun cars available, especially for the money. Like any classic sports car, a manual gearbox is standard fare. (An automatic is available.) Power is sent to the rear wheels via a sewing-machine-smooth 2.0L engine cranking out 181 hp. The MX-5 is available with a manually folding soft-top or a power-retractable hardtop.
Hardtop and Convertible
Though not every Mini model is offered with a manual, you do have two stick shift options in the 2022 line-up. The Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible both come with a standard 6-speed manual. For the hardtop, you can choose from the Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works models which range from 134 hp up to 228 hp for the JCW package.
The Mirage hatchback is one of the least expensive, least powerful but most frugal cars on the U.S. market. The base ES model can be purchased with a 5-speed manual. The car’s tiny 1.2L 3-cylinder engine makes only 78 hp but returns exceptional fuel economy. Starting at just over $14,000, the Mirage has a 5-year, 60,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year, 100,000 powertrain warranty; one of the longest available.
If you like everything but the Mitsubishi Mirage except the hatchback body style, take a look at the Mirage G4. This sedan, which can also be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox in ES trim, has the same 1.2L three-banger found in the hatchback version but gets one less MPG. The trunk is surprisingly big, and it carries that exceptional warranty, too (5-year or 50,000 miles bumper to bumper and 10-year or 100,000 powertrain).
Nissan’s Z cars have a long history of performance—over 50 years to be exact. They’ve always been available with a manual transmission as well. This tradition continues with the Nissan Z. Nissan’s latest sports car is currently scheduled for a 2023 release date, but driving enthusiasts shouldn’t mind the wait. From the sleek styling to the rumored 0-60 mph time, this sports car is slated to come with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to that coveted 6-speed manual transmission.
The subcompact Versa retains its manual transmission option, although only a sedan body style remains. That is, of course, if you stick with the base-level S model. The 2022 Versa has a 122 hp 1.6L mill under the hood powering the front wheels. The Versa is larger and more refined than the previous iteration. It can also net up to 35 mpg on the highway.
The mid-engine Porche 718 includes Boxster and Spyder convertibles and Cayman hardtops. So whether you want the standard 300 hp boosted 2.0L 4-cylinder Boxster drop-top or the racy, naturally aspirated 4.0L 414 hp 6-cylinder Cayman GT4 hardtop, you can make your own gear changes using a 6-speed manual transmission. All models are rear-wheel-drive and sure to please driving enthusiasts.
When most people think Porsche, they think of the quintessential 911. While it’s evolved a lot over the years, it is still available with a manual gearbox. The 911 has the option for a manual in several variants including. These cars can be had in a variety of body styles—and power outputs. These are serious German performance machines that can be had in nearly any option to satisfy any Porche buyer, especially those with their heart set on getting one of the best 2022 manual transmission cars.
The BRZ is part Subaru, part Toyota. And it features a 228 hp 2.4L naturally aspirated Subaru “boxer” engine. The rear-drive sports car is a ton of fun to drive, and it even has a back seat, albeit a small one. And yes—a 6-speed manual transmission is available. This is also the only non-AWD Subaru for sale in the U.S. today.
The all-wheel-drive Crosstrek is a compact crossover based on the Subaru Impreza. It has scads of personality and a go-anywhere spirit. Opt for the standard Crosstrek or Crosstrek Premium (not the Sport, Limited, or Hybrid), and you can also go for a 6-speed manual. Power comes from a 2.0L horizontally opposed engine making 152 hp. The Crosstrek offers more ground clearance than the Impreza, making it great for hikers, bikers, kayakers, and skiers who may often encounter bad roads or foul weather.
Subaru’s all-wheel-drive Impreza Sedan and 5-door employ the same 152 hp 2.0L engine as the above-mentioned Crosstrek and can also be mated to a manual transmission. Unlike the Crosstrek, the Impreza gets a 5-speed instead of a 6-speed. Also, you can only get the manual on standard model Imprezas. If you want the Impreza Premium, it’s a CVT for you.
With rally racing DNA, Subaru’s WRX sports sedans offers a gusty turbocharged engine and tuned suspension system for outstanding performance. The WRX has a 2.0L 4-cylinder making 268 hp and is available with 6-speed manual transmissions. If you go with the WRX, you’ll get a fast, fun 4-door sedan offering great performance in a variety of road conditions.
Toyota’s track-bred GR86 can be had with a 6-speed manual in the base trim package. With that, you get a 2.0L 4 cylinder boxer engine that delivers 228 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque — which is plenty peppy for Toyota’s compact sports car. Though the premium package gets upgraded with paddle shifters, less is more if you want to row your own gears. Plus the starting MSRP of $27,700 for the base model 86 is pretty convincing, too.
Toyota’s Corolla has long been a bastion of reliability, economy, and steadfast transportation. Additionally, they’ve always been available with a stick shift; that continues for 2022. If you want a Corolla sedan with a 6-speed manual gearbox, you’ll have to opt for the tarted-up SE model. That model also includes the more powerful 169 hp 2.0L engine compared to CVT-equipped models. While the car may have had dowdy looks in the past, the Corolla has shaped up to be a handsome sedan.
The Corolla Hatchback made a triumphant return to the U.S. market in 2019 and continues to be sold for 2022. The attractive-looking 5-door Corolla has the same 169 hp engine as the sedan, but can be had with a 6-speed manual on the SE as well as the racier XSE models. The Hatchback puts to bed any inkling of a vanilla-looking past. The Corolla Hatchbacks, especially in XSE trim, look athletic and modern.
If you like to row your own gears in the Toyota Tacoma you’ll have to opt for the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro models. They can have a 6-speed manual behind the 278 hp 3.5L V6 engine. All will feature 4WD with a high/low range transfer case to get you through snow, sand, mud, or rocks.
Golf / Golf GTI
For the eighth-generation Golf, VW continues to offer its mainstay hatchback with a 6-speed manual transmission. For 2022, the fun-to-drive Golf GTI, one of the best hot hatchbacks out there, makes 241 hp. Keep an eye open for the 2022 model arriving later this year. All Golf versions are known for their European feel and German engineering.
The Jetta has been the compact compared to VWs Golf for decades. It also shares many of the engine choices. Like the Golf, it can be had with a 6-speed manual, too. However, you’ll need to choose the base S trim to get that option. Alternatively, pick the GLI sports sedan instead, and you’ll get a 2.0L 4-cylinder making 228 hp. Expect a similar driving experience to the Golf/GTI, but with a locking trunk.
2022 Manual Transmission Cars: 34 Vehicles With 3 Pedals & a Stick-Shift
- BMW M3
- BMW M4
- Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
- Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chevrolet Spark
- Dodge Challenger
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Bronco
- Honda Civic SI
- Honda Civic Hatchback
- Hyundai Veloster N
- Hyundai Elantra N
- Jeep Gladiator
- Jeep Wrangler
- Kia Forte GT Manual
- Lotus Emira
- Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible
- Mitsubishi Mirage
- Mitsubishi Mirage G4
- Nissan Z
- Nissan Versa
- Porsche 718
- Porsche 911
- Subaru BRZ
- Subaru Crosstrek
- Subaru Impreza
- Subaru WRX
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Corolla Hatchback
- Toyota Tacoma
- Volkswagen Golf / Golf GTI
- Volkswagen Jetta
2022 Manual Transmission Cars
Every year the list of cars equipped with 3-pedals and a stick shift becomes ever more sparse. While 2022 manual transmission cars might be the driving enthusiast’s choice, new more modern automatic transmissions can offer better performance, fuel economy, and can shift faster than any human can. But for some, driving a car with a manual gearbox offers the feeling of more control and a more direct connection with the vehicle.
While there are still “purists” out there who only buy manual-equipped vehicles, these cars are getting harder and harder to come by. So if you’re in the market, don’t delay. These 2022 manual transmission cars might be gone soon!