Best and worst small automatic cars 2021

Which small cars work best with an automatic gearbox? We count down the top 10 – and name the models to avoid...

Used Kia Picanto Hatchback (17-present)

8. Kia Picanto 1.25 3 auto

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City cars have to provide seriously cheap motoring without compromising too much on space, quality and driving manners. And that's exactly why the Kia Picanto is so good, whether you go for an auto or a manual. It handles well, has a roomy interior and comes with an industry-leading seven-year warranty.

2020 Renault Zoe review

The Zoe solves one of the problems most often levelled at electric cars – the cost. This five-door hatchback will officially do up to 250 miles on a full charge, and comes with plenty of equipment, yet it costs roughly the same on monthly finance as conventional alternatives such as the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. As a bonus, there are no gears to worry about.

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5. Audi A1 30 TFSI 125 Sport S tronic

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Audi A1 Sportback

If you're looking for a pocket-sized car with a premium badge, the A1 is a great choice, thanks to strong resale values, impressive refinement and a high-quality interior. Plus, it's available with Audi's impressive dual-clutch S tronic automatic gearbox.

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