Live in the USA and want to buy a new car with a manual? I've got bad news for you, there aren't many options.
Manual transmissions in the United States have been on a downwards trend since the 1970s, and it's looking like it wont be long before they're completely extinct. I, like most you, prefer this mode transitioning power from the engine to the wheels, but it seems the VAST majority of Americans couldn't care less. So lets have a look at just how few cars come with a clutch pedal these days.
First of all pretty much every compact and subcompact car still has a purely manual transmission available.
Mini all models
Only five midsize cars still offer one
For suvs you're pretty much limited to Jeep. Mazda, Subaru, and Mitsubishi still offer sticks in their small cuvs. Manuals are pretty much extinct in big trucks
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Nissan Xterrra -discontinued
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
Sportscars/sporty cars are a bright spot, though you'll note there aren't many exotics on the list these days. We found out the the Audi R8 is probably on it's way out, but the Jag F type might be on it's way in.
Aston Martin Vantage
Chevrolet Super Sport
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Mazda MX5 Miata
Finally the luxury cars
So out of the roughly 265 models sold in the United States about 50 of them offer manual transmissions, or slightly less than 20%. Most mainstream brands have about 30-40% of their models with a manual. Mazda, Subaru, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and VW offer one on more than half of their line ups. Scion has the most manuals per car line up, with the exception of Mini and Lotus's 100% one car line up. Chevrolet has the most models available (7).
Did I miss any? (any 2015MY USDM that is)
Notable cars NOT on the list
Mazda 5 (manual died in '14)
Ford Fusion (manual died in '14)
Subaru Legacy/Outback (manual died '14)
BMW 5 Series (manual died '14)
Porsche Cayenne (manual died '14)