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There Are 8 Manual-Only Cars Left, Two Honda Civics Make The List

The Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si are two of the last cars sold in the U.S. that only come equipped with a manual transmission. Check out the 6 other remaining manual-only cars.


There aren’t many manual-only cars left in North America that are only offered by automakers with a manual gearbox and no automatic option. There are only eight of these cars produced for performance buyers still left. Honda offers two of the performance cars, the 2019 Civic Type R hot hatch, and the Civic Si. We just learned Subaru will bring back the BRZ tS sports coupe later this year as a 2020 model and it will also be one of the few to make the list when it makes its return.

Along with the 2019 Honda Civic Type R hatch, and Civic Si, the other six cars that only come with a manual-only gearbox are the Hyundai Veloster N,, Subaru WRX STI, Subaru STI S209, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Ford Mustang Bullitt, and Camaro 1LE. So if you want one of the last manual-only performance cars, you don’t have many to choose from.

2019 Honda Civic Type R2019 Civic Type R 6-speed manual

The Type R’s sweet six-speed manual-only gearbox is mated with a 2.0-liter 306-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque turbocharged four-cylinder engine sending power to the front wheels. Honda has perfected front-wheel-drive performance on the Type R and torque steer has been seemingly eliminated through chassis tuning. The Type R is not for everyone, but it tops the meter when it comes to driving performance. The hot 4-Door hatch just received another price increase, but it hasn’t affected sales.

2019 Honda Civic Si2019 Honda Civic Si

The 2019 Honda Civic Si is one of the best performance values in North America and comes in either coupe or sedan body styles. The Civic Is gets high marks for its sporty driving dynamics with a perfectly-tuned chassis setup, manual-only 6-speed transmission, and a 1.5-liter 205-hp, 192 lb.-ft of torque turbo four-cylinder engine. It isn’t as high-powered as its stablemate Type R, but the Si brings plenty of bang for your buck.

2019 Honda Civic Type R

The manual-only 2019 Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si are getting a refresh and will be available soon at showrooms. Stay tuned.

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anon (not verified)    July 15, 2019 - 11:23AM

And the Focus ST? That's manual only. As far as I know, ford is still producing them throughout the remainder of this year.

Michael S (not verified)    July 16, 2019 - 6:00PM

The Veloster R-Spec is the Civic Si of Hyundai: another trim level (also manual-only) of a more common model, so if the Si made the list, how come the R-Spec did not?

Brian (not verified)    July 17, 2019 - 11:14AM

I think you might have left a few Porsches off of the "manual-only" list: Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder, 911 Carrera T, 911 R, off the top of my head.

Alberto (not verified)    July 18, 2019 - 3:22PM

The efficiency of the automatic transmission is better than the manual so why buy a stick shift especially if you live in the city? lol

John (not verified)    June 21, 2020 - 7:36PM

In reply to by Alberto (not verified)

If efficiency was what we enthusiasts were looking for, we'd all be riding bicycles. The name of the game is fun. It is much, much more efficient to have your children via in-vitro fertilization. I'd do it the old-fashioned way, thank you. Moreover, skill-free driving does not interest me. If all you want are G-forces, sit in the back seat, get on a roller coaster, or bungee jump. Driving is so fundamentally boring in the U.S. that the snick-snick is one of the few pleasures left.

Alex (not verified)    September 17, 2019 - 1:52PM

Latest Mazda 3 with Premium package also has Manual option.

Update this article or else you just look silly..