Which type of automatic gearbox should I buy?

There’s a baffling array of automatic gearboxes available on new cars. Fortunately, we can help you tell your CVT from your DSG...

1. Which type of automatic gearbox should I buy?
Automatic gear selector
Mercedes S-Class
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso auto gear selector
Audi TT V6 DSG
Honda Jazz auto gear selector
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Once upon a time, all automatic gearboxes operated using the same basic principles. But nowadays, there are several different types out there – and with most manufacturers coming up with different brand names for their own particular offerings, it’s becoming rather confusing to work out what’s what.

Help is at hand, though, with our automatic gearbox guide, which will help you navigate your way through the myriad types of auto gearbox currently on sale and decide which is best for you.

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