Manual Transmissions – Updated Comprehensive List for 2016

2013 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab
Ram 3500 Chassis Cab with six-speed manual

Is there anything manlier than rowing your own gears in your pickup truck? Probably not. But pickup manufacturers are making it harder to fulfill this manly escapade.

Following TFLtruck’s successful 2015 list of trucks available with a manual transmission, 2016’s list again shows a distinct lack of manual-equipped trucks for sale in the United States.

Nissan’s aging Frontier has the most available trim levels and cab configurations. Toyota’s list is a little shorter than last year, but mostly because they’ve streamlined their trim levels for 2016. GM’s new midsize twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, are only available on lower-end models, and only in two-wheel-drive.

For those wanting a full-size truck with a stick, there’s only one brand to choose from, and they’ll have to enjoy black smoke. Ram pickups are available in select trim levels, but only when matched with a diesel engine. Ford and GM are conspicuously absent from the list.

Check out the full list below, and if there are any omissions or corrections, please comment below or post in the TFLtruck forum.

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 w/4-cylinder; six-speed on Pro-4X 4WD S and SV Crew Cab w/V-6
Tacoma 5/6 Five-speed on 4-cylinder SR 4WD; six-speed on TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road (double cab only)
2500 6 Optional on all models with diesel engine except Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, Power Wagon Laramie, Limited, and Power Wagon Tradesman
3500 6 Optional on all models with diesel engine except Laramie Longhorn, Limited
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