For those looking for a pickup truck with a manual transmission, there are options, but some big name players may be off the list.
The two dominant players in the full-size pickup market, Ford and Chevrolet (and by extension, GMC), don’t offer their trucks with manual transmissions. Only Ram trucks can be configured with a row-it-yourself six-speed gearbox, but only with a diesel engine.
Things get a little better in the mid-size market, where all major players offer trucks with five- or six-speed manual transmissions, although not in all combinations of trim, driven wheels and cab size.
No vans sold in the US can be had with a stick shift.
Here is the list of all manual transmission trucks for sale in the USA for 2015. For a list of cars, SUVs and crossovers, visit TFLcar.com. If there are any errors or omissions, please comment below.
Trucks available in the United States with a manual transmission
|Make/Model||No. of Gears||Trims (available on all except where noted)|
|Colorado||6||Extended-cab, short-box, 2WD Base and WT|
|Canyon||6||Extended-cab 2WD Canyon, Canyon SL|
|Frontier||5/6||Five-speed on S and SV 2WD King Cab; six-speed on Pro-4X 4WD King Cab and Crew Cab, S and SV Crew Cab|
|Tacoma||5/6||Five-speed on 4-cylinder Access Cab 2WD and 4WD; six-speed on Access Cab 6-cylinder 4WD, TRD Pro Access Cab and Double Cab 4WD|
|2500||6||Optional on all models with diesel engine except Longhorn, Limited in 2WD and Mega Cab 4WD|
|3500||6||Optional on all models with diesel engine except Longhorn, Limited in 2WD and Mega Cab 4WD|
Take a look at this TFLtruck first drive review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado 2.4L four cylinder. It’s not a manual, but it’s a new take on the basic mid-size pickup truck.