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...
4. Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 110 SE DSG
Skoda's Fabia hatchback is a former What Car? Car of the Year, thanks to its spacious interior, intuitive infotainment system and reassuring drive. And while a few small cars have since surpassed it, it remains very well priced, even as an auto.
3. Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 100 ST Line Powershift
There's an awful lot to like about the latest Ford Fiesta, and that includes its Powershift automatic gearbox, which is particularly good when combined with the punchy 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine. True, this combination does push the cost over £19,000 if you also go for our favoured ST Line trim, but our New Car Buying service can get you a sizeable lump off that.
2. Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95 FR DSG
The latest Seat Ibiza uses the same automatic gearbox as the A1 and Fabia, but is better than both overall, with its handling and equipment particular strengths. Our favourite engine is the 1.0-litre turbo, although even with this, the Ibiza has to settle for second place on this list.
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