Best and worst small automatic cars 2020
Which small cars work best with an automatic gearbox? We count down the top 10 – and name the models to avoid...
1. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 SE DSG
The Ibiza used to be significantly cheaper than the Polo, but that’s no longer the case following a price rise. And while the Ibiza remains more entertaining to drive, the Polo counters with a classier dashboard, a more comfortable ride and stronger resale values. Finally, it also feels more suited to an automatic gearbox thanks to its easygoing character.
And the small automatic car to avoid...
Smart Forfour 1.0 Prime auto
Even this four-seater Smart benefits from a very tight turning circle. Unfortunately, its ride is fidgety, the optional automatic gearbox is jerky and you don't get a USP like you do with the two-seat model: namely, its ability to fit into just about any parking space.
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