These Are the Last 2022 Manual Transmission Cars You Can Buy Today
Here are your options if you're looking for a new 2022 car with a clutch pedal.
The manual transmission is dying a slow death. In the U.S., consumers continue to show an intense thirst for pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, essentially annihilating the passenger car segment where the stick once thrived. With each new generation, refresh, and model year change, stick-shift availability becomes scarcer. But, if you’re still in the market for a new 2022 car with manual transmission, you can choose from the following list.
2022 BMW M3 and BMW M4
The standard M3 sedan and M4 coupe are the only BMW models to offer a six-speed manual transmission. Buyers seeking a clutch pedal must be smitten with 473 horsepower from the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six because BMW doesn’t offer any of the higher-powered M3/M4 performance versions with a manual transmission.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
In recent times, Cadillac has been turning out some sharp-handling machinery with potent powertrains. The CT4-V Blackwing is a verse in the brand’s swan song as it moves toward an all-electric future, but in the meantime, you can enjoy a six-speed manual paired with a spicy 472-hp, twin-turbocharged, 3.6L V6 engine.
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The next verse in Cadillac’s farewell to high-performance, gasoline powertrains is the CT5-V Blackwing sporting a six-speed gearbox leveraging 668 hp produced by a 6.2L, supercharged V8 and all the symphonic glory that comes with eight cylinders afire.
2022 Chevrolet Camaro
Pony cars were born to engage drivers, and even today the Camaro doesn’t disappoint by offering a six-speed manual to pair with every available engine and trim. The Camaro is your oyster, enabling you to choose a stick with a coupe or convertible and match it with a 2.0L turbo, 3.6L V6, 6.2L V8, or supercharged 6.2L V8.
2022 Chevrolet Spark
The simplicity of a stick goes hand in hand with simple transportation like the Chevrolet Spark. The 1.4L, four-cylinder engine is available with a five-speed manual transmission in the LS, 1LT, ACTIV, and 2LT trims.
2022 Dodge Challenger
While not as abundant as Camaro or Mustang stick offerings, we’re still thankful Dodge offers a six-speed manual transmission on its 5.7L V8 Challenger R/T, the R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody powered by the 6.4L V8. And, as much as we’d like to see a stick return in the SRT Hellcat, we aren’t holding our breath.
2022 Ford Mustang
Mustang and Camaro have always gone toe-to-toe, and while the current Mustang doesn’t offer a stick in every combination as Camaro does, there are still plenty of variants from which to choose. Coupe shoppers can select a stick paired with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine in EcoBoost Fastback and EcoBoost Premium Fastback trims. Row your own in a 5.0L V8 with a choice of GT Fastback, GT Premium Fastback, Mach 1, and Mach 1 Premium trims. Drop-top shoppers can enjoy sun and stick in an EcoBoost Convertible and EcoBoost Premium Convertible or the GT Premium Convertible with its 5.0L V8.
2022 Honda Civic
Honda no longer offers a manual transmission in its regular Civic sedan, but you can still opt for a Civic Hatchback with a six-speed in Sport or Sport Touring trims. The Sport Touring offers a 180-hp, 1.5L turbocharged engine, but for even more kicks, go for the 200-hp, manual-only Civic Si sedan.
2022 Hyundai Elantra
Serving up a pair of turbocharged engines with a side of six-speed manual transmission, you can row your own in either the Elantra N Line with 201 hp or step up to the Elantra N with its 276-hp, turbo four-cylinder.
2022 Hyundai Veloster N
The lone-remaining Hyundai Veloster offering is the N performance model featuring a 275-hp, turbocharged 2.0L with a six-speed manual.
2022 Kia Forte
These days, it’s most common to find manual transmissions on entry- or mid-level trims, but Kia bucks this trend and offers the Forte with a six-speed manual in its top GT spec.
As Mazda continues moving upscale and closer to premium-car territory, the brand that once prided itself on “zoom-zoom,” fun-to-drive cars continues to shed its stick-shift offerings. The current Mazda3 is only available with a six-speed as a hatchback in Premium trim with front-wheel drive.
2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Removing a manual transmission from the MX-5 Miata would be like taking potatoes out of potato salad. Thankfully Mazda hasn’t done that and still offers a glorious six-speed manual in the soft top’s Sport, Club, and Grand Touring trims. You can find the same transmission in the MX-5 RF (power-folding hardtop) Club and Grand Touring trims.
2022 Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper has grown over the years and has even sprouted a few extra doors, but a manual transmission is still offered on Cooper and Cooper S variants, whether they have two doors, four doors, or a convertible. The coupe is the only one to offer a manual in the souped-up John Cooper Works model.
2022 Mini Cooper S Clubman
The Clubman comes in Cooper S and John Cooper Works versions, but if you want a clutch pedal, you’re limited to the 189-hp Cooper S trim.
2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
With just 76 hp from its three-cylinder engine, you certainly aren’t going anywhere quickly in the Mirage. But, if you prefer to pass that time with a manual transmission, the Mirage comes standard with a five-speed in the ES hatchback and Mirage G4 ES sedan.
2022 Nissan Versa
Nissan’s entry-level sedan, the Versa, comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, but it’s only available on the base S trim with a 122-hp, 1.6L four-cylinder.
2022 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
Clutch-lovers, rejoice. Every version of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, except for the top Cayman GT4 RS, comes with a manual transmission. This fitment includes base, T, S, GTS 4.0, (Boxster) Spyder, and (Cayman) GT4 deviations.
2022 Porsche 911
Like the Mazda MX-5, a 911 wouldn’t be the same without a stick. But even the quintessential sports car isn’t immune to the onslaught of automated transmissions. Thankfully, Porsche still fits the majority of 911s with a proper manual gearbox in several configurations, including–deep breath–Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4S, Carrera 4S Cabriolet, Targa 4S, Carrera GTS, Carrera GTS Cabriolet, Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Targa 4 GTS, 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design, GT3, GT3 Touring, and Sport Classic.
2022 Subaru BRZ
Under the skin, the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 are almost identical. Motivated by a 228-hp, 2.4-liter boxer engine, a six-speed manual sends power to the rear wheels as standard in either Premium or Limited trims.
2022 Subaru Impreza
If you’re looking for all-wheel drive and a stick, the Subaru Impreza serves up a five-speed manual on the Base sedan and 5-door, along with the Sport 5-door. For a bit more off-road ability, consider the Impreza’s cousin, the Crosstrek crossover SUV.
2022 Subaru WRX
Amp up the fun with the 271-hp Subaru WRX and run through the manual’s six speeds that are standard on Base, Premium, and Limited models.
2022 Toyota Corolla
While the Toyota Corolla might lack an exciting aura, it does offer a six-speed manual in the sedan SE or SE Apex and hatchback SE or XSE trims. If you want genuine excitement, the forthcoming 2023 Corolla GR hot hatch is going to be a hoot with all-wheel drive, 300 hp, and a rev-matching six-speed manual as the sole transmission option. Now that’s how you spice a Corolla.
2022 Toyota GR86
Twin to the Subaru BRZ, the Toyota GR86 and GR86 Premium each come standard with six-speed manual goodness.
2022 Volkswagen Golf
Even though Volkswagen no longer sells the regular Golf here in the U.S., we’re relieved the automaker left us with the hatch’s sportiest iterations. The 241-hp GTI is fitted with a six-speed manual in all three—S, SE, and Autobahn—trims. We are even more fortunate to get the Golf R with its 315 hp, AWD, and of course, six-speed manual transmission.
2022 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta continues to offer a six-speed manual transmission in both S and Sport form, paired with a 158-hp, 1.5L turbo-four, but you can crank up the excitement by selecting the stick in the Jetta GLI with its 228 hp.