Best Six Speed Manual Transmission Cars
Home » Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, MINI, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen

Best Six Speed Manual Transmission Cars


Nowadays, there are lesser and lesser manual transmission cars on the road. For stick shift lovers, it is sad to see this situation because there are not much of choices as automakers are cutting down manual transmission cars due to the market needs and traffic regulations. However, it doesn’t stop some car makers to build good cars with three pedals. If you have passed old school driving classes (learning to drive a manual car) and have passions in driving six speed manuals cars, check out the delicious A-list of top 10 best six speed manual transmission cars you can go for.

1. Toyota 86 a.k.a Subaru BRZ a.k.a Scion FR-S

Toyota 86 six speed manual

The Toyota 86 (also known as Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S in the US and Canada), is a rear-wheel drive sports coupes developed by Toyota and Subaru. This car is inspired by the legendary Toyota AE86 from 1983 to 1987. Under the hood, it features a 2.0 liter Boxer engine produces 200 PS at 7,000 rpm. Both manual transmission and automatic transmission are available but the six-speed manual transmission accelerates slightly faster. See how a Toyota 86 Drift.

2. Mini John Cooper Works JCW

MINI John Cooper Works JCW

No doubt the Mini John Cooper Works GP is the faster Mini ever produced but the production is limited. In fact, six speed manual transmission car hunters can go for the Mini John Cooper Works (Mini Cooper JCW). Mini John Cooper works are bred for the track with a 208-hp turbocharged engine. The fun to drive this car is twice as much as the normal Mini Cooper and the handling is superb with a six-speed gearbox.

3. Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R is Honda’s most powerful car that you would see on the road. It definitely makes everything work for your speed. The close-ratio six-speed gearbox is one great example of this methodology. The latest Honda Civic Type R is powered by a new direct-injection 2.0 liter turbocharged VTEC petrol engine with 306bhp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine red lines at 7,000 rpm and it is definitely one of the best six speed manual transmission cars you can get today. See also: Honda Civic: 100K km does no harm.

4. Ford Fiesta ST Six Speed Manual Transmission

Ford Fiesta ST

The 197-hp Ford Fiesta ST will never let you down in any situation. Fun, power, handling or cornering, you name it! It is a fun-to-drive car with high quality cabin. Just like the Ford Focus ST, there is a six-speed stick located in between the front seats of the car. Both of them are the few six speed manual transmission cars built by Ford today. If you are looking for an economy small car that feels like a sport car, go for it!

5. Audi R8 Six Speed Manual Transmissions

Audi R8 6-speed manual transmissions

The incredible Audi R8 comes with an excellent 7-speed S tronic transmission. However, Audi also offers R8 buyers a stick between the front seats. Moreover, you can pair this stick with either a 430-hp V8 or the crazy 525-hp V10 engine. Every shift to the manual gearbox will absolutely give you a “Click” feel.

6. Subaru WRX STI

Subaru WRX STI

The Subaru WRX STI features a 2.5 liter that produces 305 hp. With such power that feels like a supercar, the Subaru WRX STI gives you 23 mpg highway and 17 mpg City. For people with the budget below $35,000 dollars, you can access to Subaru official website and use the Build Your Own WRX STI page to build a Subaru. For both Subaru WRX STI and WRX STI Limited, a 6-speed manual is the only transmission Subaru offers.

Other Cars with Six Speed Manual Transmissions

Some other three pedal six speed manual transmission cars that have good reputation: 

7. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – The Cheverolet Camaro Z/28 offers not only maximum comforts but also maximum performance. Unlike some other cars in the list above, a six speed manual is the only transmission offered by Chevrolet.

8. Audi TT RS

9. Honda Civic Si

10. Nissan 370Z NISMO

11. Acura ILX 2.4

12. SRT Viper

13. Chevy Corvette C6 Z06, ZR1 and 427

14. Volkswagen Golf R

15. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500