2015 Model Year Cars Only Available with a Manual Transmission

There are only thirteen cars produced for the 2015 model year that come exclusively with manual transmissions of the three pedal variety. No dual-clutch non-sense, here. Those cars are listed below.

  1. Ariel Atom 3
  2. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe
  3. Ford Fiesta ST hatchback
  4. Ford Focus ST hatchback
  5. Honda Civic Si coupe
  6. Honda Civic Si sedan
  7. Lotus Elise
  8. Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR
  9. Nissan 370Z Nismo coupe
  10. Nissan Versa S
  11. Nissan Versa Note S
  12. Subaru WRX STi sedan
  13. SRT Viper

As I scoured through all of the manufacturer websites I found it interesting that most of the entry level vehicles can still be had with a manual transmission but it was only the Versa S that did not have an automatic option. Unfortunately, in many cases, checking the manual transmission box requires a lesser performing engine, thus taking away much of the fun. Bummer.

I also noted that all of the cars on this list now have six-speed manual transmissions with exception of the Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR and the Nissan Versa which only have five forward gears. This post isn’t about the Mitsubishi Evolution, but I can’t help but think how much better that car would have sold if it had a six-speed manual instead. As I noted in my Evo X test drive a few months ago, the five-speed brings the RPMs too high on the highway and creates a rather annoying buzzing in the cabin. Besides, saying five-speed manual sounds so antiquated.


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