The Starter Set
2016 Honda Civic LX
The company is choosing to only offer a manual transmission on the most basic Honda Civic LX sedan ($18,640). A six-speed manual will also be available, sometime soon, on the more powerful, turbocharged Civics — but, for now, you have to settle on a feature-light Civic if you want to row through the gears for yourself.
Also consider: If you need a compact sedan but also want to add some feature content — and can’t wait until Honda adds its stick shift option to its turbocharged engine — there is the Mazda 3 ($18,665), which offers superior driving dynamics.