Manual Transmissions Are Fading Away Fast, Why is That?

Only a handful of 2023 SUVs even have stick shifts as an option


The extinction of manual transmission in cars is a growing reality. Only a handful of 2023 SUVs even offer stickshifts as an option – you can find a bit more sedans with the technology.

Why are Automatic transmissions taking over?

Cnbc on the fall of stick (manual) transmissions

Automatic transmissions are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and their cost of manufacture is far more competitive than the alternative. As a result, many car companies are beginning to phase out manual transmissions in favor of automatic ones.

This shift (pardon the pun) is also due to the fact that automatic transmission technology is more reliable, efficient, and safer than manual transmissions. Automatic transmissions also offer a smoother ride, increased fuel efficiency, and improved safety features. Stick shift transmissions are becoming increasingly rare, it looks as though the days of shifting gears manually are quickly coming to an end.

These are some of the only 2023 SUVs with stick (manual) transmissions

  • 2023 Ford Bronco
  • 2023 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2023 Subaru Crosstrek
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