Although stick shift is common in vehicles across Europe, these third-petal cars have all but disappeared here in the United States. According to Edmunds.com, manual transmission vehicles only made up about 7 percent of sales in 2012, and this number may have dropped even lower in more recent years. And if you are searching to purchase a new car this year and one of your “must-haves” is a stick shift, your options may be limited.
Luckily, there are still a number of auto makers offering a manual transmission version of their most exciting 2016 models.
2016 BMW M5
An incredible vehicle that was only available with manual transmission until 2005, the BMW M5 is the sport sedan all others compare themselves to. Unfortunately, BMW has decided to get rid of the manual transmission option in future models of the M5 and M6, leaving the M3 and M4 as your only options for driving stick in years to come.
2016 Chevy SS
If you are searching for a full-size sedan offering stick shift in 2016, the Chevrolet SS is one of the only options available. With a four-star rating from Car and Driver, this vehicle is definitely worth a look.
2016 Dodge Viper
An exhilarating reminder of the muscle cars of the 1960s, what would a Dodge Viper be without standard transmission? Another Dodge favorite that offers a six-speed manual transmission: the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
2016 Jeep Wrangler
What would the Jeep Wrangler be without manual transmission? All two-door Wranglers come equipped with this option, because there is nothing more fun that traversing uncharted terrain with a six-speed stick shift and four-wheel drive.
2016 Dodge Ram 2500
Just like the Chevy SS, the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 is the last of its kind. If you are searching for a heavy-duty pickup truck with a stick, this American-made vehicle is your only option.
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