Want a Pickup With Manual Transmission? Comprehensive List for 2015

2015 Nissan Frontier
The 2015 Nissan Frontier is available with a manual transmission, including the Pro-4X model above.

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.

2012 Toyota Tacoma dashboard
Toyota will still sell you a Tacoma with a stick, just like the one above

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.

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