Does the Toyota Corolla come in a manual transmission version?

I’d like to purchase a small, affordable vehicle with manual transmission so that I can teach my teens to drive stick shift. Is the Toyota Corolla a good option?

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Answer provided by
Jacqulyn Graber
Answered on Jun 16, 2022
Driving stick is a dying art, and I can definitely see the appeal of wanting to teach your kids the skill! While the 2023 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but a six-speed manual transmission is optional on the SE trim level and the SE Apex Edition.
There are a whopping 9 trim levels for the 2023 Corolla:
  • LE: Starting MSRP of $22,100
  • SE: Starting MSRP of $22,490
  • Nightshade: Starting MSRP of $24,490
  • Hybrid LE: Starting MSRP of $25,375
  • XSE: Starting MSRP of $25,440
  • Hybrid SE: Starting MSRP of $26,00
  • XLE: Starting MSRP of $26,150
  • Apex: Starting MSRP of $26,900
  • Hybrid XLE: Starting MSRP of $27,150
Only the SE is available in manual transmission—which can be equipped with the optional Apex package. Either way, the Corolla is a pretty affordable option as far as brand new cars go!
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