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 |  Mar 18 2014, 2:02 PM

Should there be More Manual Crossovers?


2014 Hyundai Tucson

It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the segment, like Jeep, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen, still allow owners to row their own gears.

If the manual transmission is in critical condition in the USA, it is merely in serious condition in Canada. More vehicles in a greater number of trims are available with a manual transmission in Canada. Want any level Mazda6 with a stick north of the border? No problem. Want a Nissan Versa Note SL with a manual? It’s yours.

See Also: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review

There are two other crossovers still offered in Canada with a manual transmission that are strictly automatic-only in the U.S: the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. Curious as to whether or not Americans are missing out, we headed to Hyundai Canada to sample a 2014 Tucson equipped with the six-speed manual. Here is our five-point guide to the stick-shift crossover.

 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:02 PM

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 1:32 PM

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First seen at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as the European ix35, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson has been officially unveiled for the U.S. market.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 5:15 PM

The C-segment crossover market is a hot place for consumers, and Hyundai is right at the forefront with this, the new Hyundai Tucson.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 8:17 AM

Hyundai has just unveiled its new ix35 model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, giving North Americans a look into the future at the 2014  Tucson. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 01 2013, 12:10 PM

Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, Hyundai has unwrapped its updated Tucson crossover, with a styling update, new interior materials and a direct-injection engine.

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